Why Teens Are Becoming More Aggressive

Dr. Regina Rei Lamourelle with Dr. Gordon Neufeld

Dr. Neuland says that North America is experiencing an epidemic of “alpha children.” These are kids who are increasingly exploitive of weakness in others. According to Dr. Neufied we didn’t get it right. We have allowed peer relationships to become more important to our teens than parental relationships. In this segment he explains how this disconnect from parents engenders aggression in teens.

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May 8, 2009
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Dr. Gordon Neufeld is a Vancouver-based developmental psychologist who consults with parents and professionals regarding children and their problems. In addition to being an author of Hold On To Your Kids: why parents need to matter more than peers, he is the founder of The Neufeld Institute which is committed to putting parents back into the driver’s seat with regards to their own children.
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