On Friday January 15th at 7 p.m at Field School, we will be having our third speakers series event, one that has featured Michael Thompson, Joe Ehrmann and Nick Nichols over the past three years. This year, we are hosting Joe and Claudia Allen, research professors at U.Va. who have written Escaping the Endless Adolescence: How we can help our teenagers grow up before they grow old.
The following is taken from their website on the book at www.endlessadolescence.com.
Has 25 Become the New 15?
• Why is it that parents who do so much for their teens, still find them unready for adulthood?
• How did we end up with our teens living in an ‘adolescent bubble’ that keeps them from growing up?
• Can we really do things like cut school failure rates and teen pregnancy rates in half just by making some simple, yet fundamental changes?
In Escaping the Endless Adolescence, internationally-recognized psychologists Joseph and Claudia Allen use ground-breaking scientific research seasoned with years of clinical experience to show how and why we are in danger of psychologically crippling an entire generation of young people. More importantly, they go on to tell us precisely what parents, educators and others can (and must) do differently to help their teens grow into mature, productive, happy, and caring adults.