This week on Where Parents Talk radio on 105.9 The Region, host Lianne Castelino speaks to Dr. Laurence Steinberg, Distinguished University Professor, a developmental psychologist, a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Temple University, a father, grandfather and author, about parenting an adult child.
Distinguished University Professor
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Temple University,
Author, ‘You and Your Adult Child’
“Interestingly, the science that’s most important is probably more sociology than it is psychology. And that’s the lengthening of the passage from adolescence into adulthood. And we have very good research on this because the census departments of most developed countries track these things. So it’s easy to find out what the average age of marriage is and how that’s changed over time, or what the average age in which people graduated colleges and how that has changed. And so I dug deep into the research that’s been done on the nature of the passage from adolescence into adulthood, because I think that, in some ways, the most pressing challenges that parents face today are traceable to the lengthening of this passage.”