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The Myth of Maturity: What Teenagers Need from Parents to Become Adults Terri Apter

The Myth of Maturity: What Teenagers Need from Parents to Become Adults

Terri Apter

Published June 17th 2001
ISBN : 9780393049428
Hardcover
288 pages
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 About the Book 

In this wise and compassionate book, Terri Apter debunks outdated and misguided ideas about maturity: Acting in the name of love, many parents withdraw emotional or practical support, thinking it best for a son or daughter to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 parents 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.