Crossing Paths by Laurence Steinberg
How Your Child's Adolescence Triggers Your Own Crisis

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A psychologist recommends practical ways to avoid or lessen the devastating effects of adolescent turmoil on parents and to view such transitions as opportunities for positive change. Tour.
 

About Laurence Steinberg

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Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D., is the Distinguished University Professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University and a former president of the Society for Research on Adolescence. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Steinberg is the author or coauthor of several previous books, including You and Your Adolescent and Beyond the Classroom. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, Ladies' Home Journal, and The Washington Post, among other publications. He lives with his family in suburban Philadelphia.
 
Published August 1, 1994 by Simon & Schuster. 285 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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He offers practical coping advice, urging parents to be aware of their conflicting emotions, to modify their family relationships to fit their child's emerging independence, and to nurture personal interests that allow them some distance from parenting.

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The coincidence of children's adolescence and parents' middle years can spark devastating conflicts, stresses psychologist Steinberg ( Adolescence ). His study, based on 200 ``normal'' Midwestern fami

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The author of this sensitive and illuminating treatment recommends that adolescents ``deidealize'' their parents and that parents resist ``disengaging'' emotionally from their children.

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