Arguing that adolescence is an unnecessary period of life that people are better off without, this groundbreaking study shows that teen confusion and hardships are caused by outmoded systems that were designed to destroy the continuum between childhood and adulthood. Documenting how teens are isolated from adults and are forced to look to their media-dominated peers for knowledge, this discussion contends that by infantilizing young people, society does irrevocable harm to their development and well-being. Instead, parents, teachers, employers, and others must rediscover the adults in young people by giving them authority and responsibility as soon as they exhibit readiness. Teens are highly capable--in some ways more than adults--and this landmark discussion offers paths for reaching and enhancing the competence in America's youth.As a result, an executive at Compaq contacted him with an offer of a full- time job at Compaqa#39;s headquarters in Houston. ... He was able to charge $20 an hour for his computer repair and consulting services, considerably more than he wouldanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Linden Publishing - 2010-02-24|