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.The 1929 stock market crash and the ensuing Great Depression gave a boost to the movement, mainly because jobs were ... sixteen for workers in most industries (this is where the magical age of sixteenastill with us todayawas first born on the national level). ... Darby, the Supreme Court reversed its opinion in Hammer v .
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