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

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

by Terri Apter (Author)

Synopsis

What do young people at the threshold of adulthood really need and want? Why do so many responsible and motivated teenagers become young adults who are still dependent, financially and emotionally, on their parents? Why are many young people today so quick to leave childhood behind, but so slow to become adults? In this wise and compassionate book, Terri Apter debunks outdated and misguided ideas about maturity: Acting in the name of love, many parents withdraw emotional or practical support, thinking it best for a son or daughter to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 parent's 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.

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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 11 Sep 2002

ISBN 10: 039332317X
ISBN 13: 9780393323177

Media Reviews
- Terri Apter's sensible, empathetic book... is clearly written. Times Literary Supplement
Author Bio
Terri Apter is a writer, psychologist, and Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge University. Her books include The Sister Knot and What Do You Want from Me? She lives in Cambridge, England.