Understanding Teens






Teens have been an enigma for several millennium, even Socrates questioned the conduct of youth. The post-industrial revolution child-labor laws brought about the emergence of the modern teen. New pressures and new patterns of free time have molded the behavior of our modern teenager. Often surly and argumentative, our teens seem to walk around in self-selected fogs. Michael Simon, a noted psychotherapist and a specialist on teens, joins Stan Goldberg to discuss what is really going on with teens.