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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurence Steinberg Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9781491546598
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A leading authority draws on new research to explain why the adolescent years are so developmentally crucial, and what we must do to raise happier, more successful kids.

Adolescence now lasts longer than ever before. And as world-renowned expert on adolescent psychology Dr. Laurence Steinberg argues, this makes these years the key period in determining individuals’ life outcomes, demanding that we change the way we parent, educate, and understand young people.

In Age of Opportunity, Steinberg leads listeners through a host of new findings—including groundbreaking original research—that reveal what the new timetable of adolescence means for parenting thirteen year olds (who may look more mature than they really are) versus 20-somethings (who may not be floundering even when it looks like they are). He also explains how the plasticity of the adolescent brain, rivaling that of years 0 through 3, suggests new strategies for instilling self-control during the teenage years. Packed with useful knowledge, Age of Opportunity is a sweeping book in the tradition of Reviving Ophelia, and an essential guide for parents and educators of teenagers.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I love this book! Steinberg has blended the latest research with his decades of expertise to give us a bold new view of the perils and promise of adolescence.”

    Daniel J. Siegel, New York Times bestselling author of Brainstorm

  • “As a mother of two boys and an educator, I am so grateful Laurence Steinberg has written this amazing book. He not only clearly and elegantly communicates the newest insights into understanding teenagers’ brains but also shows how adults can manage ourselves when we get frustrated with teens’ behavior.”

    Rosalind Wiseman, New York Times bestselling author of Masterminds and Wingmen

  • “Clear, evidence-based, and solutions-oriented, Age of Opportunity is the roadmap you need whether you already have a teen or young adult, or are preparing for one.”

    Madeline Levine, New York Times bestselling author of Teach Your Children Well

  • “Steinberg’s book is fresh and new; essential reading for parents, teachers, and counselors.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Temple University psychology professor Steinberg mines cutting-edge research that unveils the neuroplasticity of the teen brain—a discovery that makes adolescents ‘the new zero to three,’ a time in which experiences greatly influence brain development and future success…Explaining complex brain science in a clear-cut manner, Steinberg offers parents and educators practical advice, as well as innovative ideas about how society can better support its youth and adapt to the times; many of our youth-related issues, he asserts, are uniquely American. This is a convincing and eloquent call for change.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Steinberg sheds some much-needed light on a too-often ignored, or worse, maligned, phase of life.”


  • “Advice from developmental psychologist Steinberg on navigating and nurturing the adolescent mind…A clear and canny look into the adolescent brain that will help influence adolescent lives for the better.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Laurence Steinberg, PhD, is one of the world’s leading experts on adolescence. He is a professor of psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Steinberg is the author of more than 350 articles and essays on development during the teenage years, and the author or editor of 14 books, including You and Your Adolescent, The 10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting, Beyond the Classroom, and Adolescence, the leading college textbook on the subject. He has been a featured guest on numerous television programs, including CBS Morning News, Today, Good Morning America, 20/20, Dateline, PBS News Hour, and The Oprah Winfrey Show, and is a frequent consultant on adolescence for print and electronic media, including the New York Times and NPR. He has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, and Psychology Today. A graduate of Vassar College and Cornell University, Dr. Steinberg is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science.

About the Narrator

Malcolm Hillgartner is an accomplished actor, writer, and musician. Named an AudioFile Best Voice of 2013 and the recipient of several Earphones Awards, he has narrated over 175 audiobooks.