Escaping the Endless Adolescence How We Can Help Our Teenagers Grow up Before They Grow Old

ISBN-10: 0345507894

ISBN-13: 9780345507891

Edition: 2009

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Description: Do you sometimes wonder how your teen is ever going to survive on his or her own as an adult? Does your high school junior seem oblivious to the challenges that lie ahead? Does your academically successful nineteen-year-old still expect you to "just take care of" even the most basic life tasks? Welcome to the stunted world of the Endless Adolescence. Recent studies show that today's teenagers are more anxious and stressed and less independent and motivated to grow up than ever before. Twenty-five is rapidly becoming the new fifteen for a generation suffering from a debilitating "failure to launch." Now two preeminent clinical psychologists tell us why and chart a groundbreaking escape route for teens and parents. Drawing on their extensive research and practice, Joseph Allen and Claudia Worrell Allen show that most teen problems are nothardwired into teens' brains and hormones but grow instead out of a "Nurture Paradox" in which our efforts to support our teens by shielding them from the growth-spurring rigors and rewards of the adult world have backfired badly. With compelling examples and practical and profound suggestions, the authors outline a novel approach for producing dramatic leaps forward in teen maturity, including Turn Consumers into Contributors Help teens experience adult maturityits bumps and its joysthrough the rightkind of employment or volunteer activity. Feed Them with Feedback Let teens see and hear how the larger world perceives them. Shielding them from criticismconstructive or otherwisewill only leave them unequipped to deal with it when they get to the "real world." Provide Adult Connections Even though they'll deny it, teens desperately need to interact with adults (including parents) on a more mature leveland such interaction will help them blossom! Stretch the Teen Envelope Do fewer things for teens that they can do for themselves, and give them tasks just beyond their current level of competence and comfort. Today's teens are starved for the lost fundamentals they need to really grow: adult connections and the adult rewards of autonomy, competence, and mastery. Restoring these will help them unlearn their adolescent helplessness and grow into adults who can make youand themselvesproud.

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/20/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.276

Introduction
The Endless Adolescence
Is Twenty-five the New Fifteen?
In Search of the Teenage Brain
Inside the Bubble
The Nurture Paradox
Escape Routes
"It's a Good Thing I Was There!"
Finding the Inner Adult
Hardwired to Connect
Staples of the Adulthood Diet: Challenge and Feedback
Ending.High School as We Know It
Water for the Thirsty
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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