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Bret Stephenson email@example.com is an adolescent specialist who\'s experiences with teens from more than 100 countries and six international youth conferences has altered how he looks at and works with American teens. Utilizing archetypal, cross-cultural and universal models that have worked for millennia, he successfully works with at-risk and high-risk teens in a variety of settings. Bret is author of Slaying the Dragon: The Contemporary Struggle of Adolescent Boys-Modern Rules in an Ancient Game. More information can be found at http://www.adolescentmind.com or his nonprofit site at http://www.labyrinthcenter.org
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 19, 2006 Information Overload or Overdose?
Teens are receiving too much infomration early in their lives, which leads to the teen who "knows it all." Native cultures kept healthy secrets form their youth in order to keep them curious about the adult world. As modern teens get inundated with information and early-life experiences, their curiosity for growth diminishes.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 24, 2006 Boys in Crisis??
What do you mean boys in America are in crisis? Perhaps this is because American teen boys are five times as likely to be murdered as ALL of European boys combined, because we incarcerate more boys than any other country, because nearly one million adolescents between 12 and 19 are victims of violent crimes each year, or that teens are twice as likely to be assaulted as 20-year-olds.
SHARE Wednesday, November 30, 2005 Cause and Effect in the Teen World
The land of adolescence is governed by the laws of Cause and Effect, as is the rest of the universe. Like anyone else in denial, teens have a magical form of thinking that seems, they hope, to make them immune to this most basic of laws.
SHARE Monday, August 29, 2005 School Gets an F
Millions of American youth will soon return to public school. And once again, we have to ask why this most prosperous of nations continues to drive an antiquated educational model when there are so many other successful models to choose from.