Being a teenager is tough these days – but being a parent to a teenager can be even tougher sometimes. Over the last five years, two researchers, who are parents themselves, traveled across the world to observe several different animal species and their socialization out in the wild. The focus? To possibly better understand our own adolescence and evolutionary needs.


  • Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, professor of evolutionary biology and medicine at Harvard University and University of California– Los Angeles, co-author, Wildhood: The Epic Journey From Adolescence to Adulthood in Humans and Other Animals
  • M. Leanne Lilly, board-certified veterinary behaviorist at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center

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