He's Not Lazy: Empowering Your Son to Believe In Himself

He's Not Lazy: Empowering Your Son to Believe In Himself

by Adam Price


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“Clinical psychologist Price offers one of the most significant books of the year in this new look at an old problem—the underperforming teenage boy… Price’s book brings an important voice to a much needed conversation.” —Library Journal (Starred review)
On the surface, capable teenage boys may look lazy. But dig a little deeper, writes child psychologist Adam Price in He’s Not Lazy, and you’ll often find conflicted boys who want to do well in middle and high school but are afraid to fail, and so do not try. This book can help you become an ally with your son, as he discovers greater self-confidence and accepts responsibility for his future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454916871
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 30,553
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Adam Price, PhD, a clinical psychologist and author, has worked with children, adolescents, and their families for more than 25 years. He is an expert in learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). Dr. Price lectures nationally to parents and educators, and has trained numerous clinicians in family and child therapy. He has written for both academic and popular publications, including the Wall Street Journal and Family Circle Magazine. Dr. Price maintains a private practice in New York City and Chatham, NJ. To learn more about Dr. Price, visit dradamprice.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Part I He's Not Lazy

Chapter 1 Let Me Reintroduce You to Your Son 3

Chapter 2 Shifting Bodies, Shitting Minds 19

Chapter 3 If I Only Had a Brain 47

Chapter 4 Leap Before You Look 63

Chapter 5 Big Boys Don't Cry 91

Chapter 6 Too Cool for School 113

Part II From Conflict to Change: The Seeds of Motivation

Chapter 7 The Paradoxical Response and the Plot for False Independence 139

Chapter 8 Putting the Self Back in Self-Control 147

Chapter 9 Autonomy-A New Way Forward 155

Chapter 10 How to Stop Rescuing Your Son and Start Supporting His Autonomy 167

Chapter 11 Helicopters, Lawn Mowers, and Drones: Why Parents Control Their Kids 193

Chapter 12 I Think I Can 209

Chapter 13 Connection 223


Homework Predictor 231

Backward Planner 232

The Decision Grid 232

Exploring Values 233

The Goal Setter 234

Worry Log 239

Thought Journal 240

Suggested Reading 241

Notes 243

Acknowledgments 257

About the Author 261

Index 263

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