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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 readers 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 twentysomethings (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 zero through three, 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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