The Myth of Maturity

The Myth of Maturity

What Teenagers Need From Parents to Become Adults

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
A parent's guide to dealing with teenagers explains how to provide guidance and support while promoting responsibility, respect, maturity, and independence.

Norton Pub
What do young people at the threshold of adulthood really need and want? Why do so many responsible and motivated teenagers become young adults who are still dependent, financially and emotionally, on their parents? Why are many young people today so quick to leave childhood behind, but so slow to become adults?
In this wise and compassionate book, Terri Apter debunks outdated and misguided ideas about maturity: Acting in the name of love, many parents withdraw emotional or practical support, thinking it best for a son or daughter to solve his or her own problems—even to suffer alone the consequences of mistakes. Apter shows us that young adults actually need a parent's guidance and support, while also requiring respect and independence. Based on carefully observed case studies and current research, this book describes how we can support young people through a crucial stage in their development.

Book News
Psychologist and teacher Terri Apter offers insight and advice for "threshholders" in their struggle to gain respect and independence without necessarily losing parents' guidance and support. Eleven chapters address such themes as forming identities, the pressure of high expectations, and managing money, with sensitive discussion of the issues and useful cognitive techniques for parents and their offspring to help gain awareness and change dysfunctional behaviors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

A parent's guide to dealing with teenagers explains how to provide guidance and support while promoting responsibility, respect, maturity, and independence. By the author of Altered Loves.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393049428
0393049426
Branch Call Number: 306.8742 APT
Characteristics: 288 p. ; 22 cm

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