Laurence Steinberg


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  • ''Adolescents sometimes say..."My friends listen to me, but my parents only hear me talk." Often they are right. Familiarity breeds inattention.''
    Laurence Steinberg (20th century), U.S. professor of psychology, and author, and Ann Levine. You and Your Adolescent, ch. 2 (1990).
  • Adolescents need to be reassured that nothing—neither their growing maturity, their moods, their misbehavior, nor your anger at something they have done—can shake your basic commitment to th...
    Laurence Steinberg (20th century), U.S. professor of psychology, and Ann Levine (20th century), U.S. author and writer. You and Your Adolescent, ch. 1...
  • ''Parents sometimes feel that if they don't criticize their child, their child will never learn. Criticism doesn't make people want to change; it makes them defensive.''
    Laurence Steinberg (20th century), U.S. professor of psychology, and Ann Levine (20th century), U.S. author and writer. You and Your Adolescent, ch. 2...
  • Most adults would not dream of belittling, humiliating, or bullying (verbally or physically) another adult. But many of the same adults think nothing of treating their adolescent child like a nonperso...
    Laurence Steinberg (20th century), U.S. professor of psychology, and Ann Levine (20th century), U.S. author and writer. You and Your Adolescent, ch. 1...
  • Peer pressure is not a monolithic force that presses adolescents into the same mold. . . . Adolescents generally choose friend whose values, attitudes, tastes, and families are similar to their own. I...
    Laurence Steinberg (20th century), U.S. professor of psychology, and Ann Levine (20th century), U.S. author and writer. You and Your Adolescent, intro...
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