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Teen 2.0: Saving Our Children and Families from the Torment of Adolescence Paperback – February 24, 2010
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About the Author
Robert Epstein, PhD, is the former editor in chief of Psychology Today, a contributing editor to Scientific American Mind, and the host of the radio show Psyched! A visiting scholar at the University of CaliforniaSan Diego and former university research professor at the California School of Professional Psychology, he is the founder and director emeritus of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies and the developer of many parenting, adolescence, and other competency tests. He is the author of many articles and books, including The Big Book of series. He lives in San Diego, California.
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Top Customer Reviews
Americans have created a terrible thing: the troubled adolescent. these never existed historically, and are a by-product of our corporate culture, our labor laws, our factory model of education, the media, and a flawed juvenile justice system, among other thngs. He cebrates the many many ways that young people aged 12 to 20 are competent, idealistic, capable, hard-working, romantic, and dependable. And he laments the many ways in which we as a society hold back all these competent human beings. He advocates for competency tests rather than age limits for votng, working (with inlimits), and even marriage.
Epstein writes very well and his affection for the age group he advocates for is palpable. I enjoyed this book very much and it certainly made me think very differently about things I had taken for granted. Always a good thing.
Teen 2.0 is a must read for youth workers, parents, and anyone who wants to learn about youth today.
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An original and stimulating book. Epstein argues that modern Western society is deliberately trying to prevent its young people from growing up. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Swordsman
It is seldom recognized in today's Western world that the concept of adolescence did not exist until the 19th century and is found almost solely in the west. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Themnetim
A eye opener. If you work with teens you must have this one.Published 14 months ago by Fernando Tarte Rubio
Not so sure if I agree with all the perspectives about how teenagers think which is the basis for many of the theories in this book.Published on May 6, 2013 by Nat
Dr. Epstein is certainly an intelligent man. However, his philosophies on the degradation of America through extended adolescence are a bit misguided. Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by B Whitacre