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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 audiobook can help you become an ally with your son as he discovers greater self-confidence and accepts responsibility for his future.

©2017 Adam Price (P)2018 Tantor

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He is not lazy is phenomenal

Thank you for making such fabulous tool for parents available. It’s amazing how we get stuck in our worlds and don’t even try to understand our own children. What an eye opener! All the problems my son was blamed for, were because of us parents not the child. Thank you for helping us to have fantastic father-son relationship!

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  • Meredith
  • 2020-02-28

Good but contradicting

The author talks about how terrible school has become especially for boys. That you need a business degree to “manage” school. I agree completely. And that boys prefrontal cortex won’t be matured until they are 26. Basically they can’t win and knowing that they “opt out” All good makes sense Until he then “teaches us” how to get them to do school. He missed the mark there. They opt out because it becomes a no win situation for them - much easier for girls. They can’t talk about it because of fear of looking weak. The answer is NOT to change them but to adjust their education to fit who they really are whether it would be homeschooling, dual enrollment, change schools from the ridiculous system that is failing our kids , mostly boys. Let them win a few and they will grow and gain confidence. Dumbing then down to “do” school seems beyond counterintuitive. My son now goes to classes and has tutors at home. He is creative and much happier than dealing with the ridiculous busy work, 4/5 different communications from school all spamming notices. It’s like the schools have become ADHD and are scrambling to make their numbers and teaching to the test. No wonder our teachers are burned out, kids are suicidal, have anxiety, do drugs and drink. We have failed at our school System and we blame the kids. Wrong I wish the author wouldn’t have flipped his spot on assessment to making kids be responsible for getting along with the very system that is failing them. There are many ways to educate kids and for them to get into college if that’s even necessary! The author needs to update his research on education- not make everyone fit into a one size fits all.

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  • S. Marek
  • 2018-10-16

A must read if you have a child with ADHD!

A must read if you have a child with ADHD! This book changed our lives! We no longer have the power struggles and our son is doing amazing!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-08-19

Enlightening

Raising a teenage boy is hard. Everything he said that I see my teen as, is spot on! This book helped me to understand him, his internal struggle, & his true needs... not the needs I think he has. This book may have just saved my relationship with my son, but also saved his academic future!!!

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  • Jared
  • 2018-11-22

Got boys? This will help

We’ve got 3 boys and two of them are teenagers. I found the author’s points to be extremely relevant and helpful to raising boys right now. The book led to several good discussions with my wife and a few tweaks to how we parent. Highly recommended!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-01-18

Very helpful in understanding my young teenage son

We see continually at odds with each other; me thinking he was being disrespectful and him always thinking I was on his case. I never realized that his brain and self-confidence were growing at the same time his body was changing. I have a much better understanding and this helps when I have to make on-the-fly decisions or impromptu conversations that matter.

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  • Brian J. Judd
  • 2020-01-10

Very helpful

I found this book incredibly helpful. I have three sons. Youngest is 17 now and has struggled with many issues that are addressed in the book. Equally important are the challenges that he presented to me as a parent. Thank you.

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  • Rosalie g.
  • 2019-05-10

If you have a son.. this is a must

my son is 15 and this book has helped me understand boys dynamics and uniqueness. the narrator voice was good also

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  • Susan Robinson
  • 2019-04-17

Finally! A must read for all parents, teachers, therapist, coaches and the list goes on.....

Thank you Adam Price for “that book” the road map to parenting that I couldn’t put down. I will share this book with anyone and everyone I know who has children or deals with children. Every school should have a workshop for parents with this book. So many of us struggle with parenting today and it’s heartbreaking to feel helpless. The tools are here, my husband and I now have a better plan to help our son help himself. Anyone that reads this book will feel the same.

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  • christina
  • 2020-11-15

Enlightening

This book is the one I needed to hear for the sake of my teenage son’s healthy development and Growth!It made me realize I have been talking to much and expecting to much from a human being who has a underdeveloped prefrontal cortex(which is almost all teenagers!!) This book is insightful, it breaks down the way the brain works at different stages in life and it was also efficient in tips and mantras that can be used to navigate thru situations parents as myself encounter every day. It also reassured some things I am already have been implementing and helped me realize I need to cut out some not so helpful technique. Wish you all the best.

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  • 2020-08-17

Not a fan of computer like reading.

It says it was narrated by a person, but it sounds super robotic which is unfortunate given the topic; frankly I found it very distracting. Bummed because I really felt the subject is worth the listen, but took a lot to keep listening. Ugh!