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

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Is this what YOU want for him so YOU can feel good about what a great parent you are or so his achievements can make up for something we wished we did in our own childhoods?

Parents, college students, teachers, and psychologists will gain a better understanding of the problem and know how to help teen boys who are going through it have a successful school career.I enjoyed the audio version but also purchased the ebook so I can highlight it on my phone and a hard-copy in hopes that I can sneak it into my husband's TBRs. There is always one idea that you had not considered, or a new vocabulary you needed to have conversations with your teen son.

I’m not sure He’s Not Lazy provides the easy-to-follow route map that most parents of must-try-harder boys long for, but it definitely helped me understand my son better. It offered some solid advice and some that I thought to be a bit unrealistic, although it may be realistic for other kids (like writing their feelings in a journal… a great idea but I’m not sure it applies to the kids he’s talking about).

Highly recommended if you have a teenage son - if you don't, you won't find much of interest or application here. Self-efficacy and personal responsibility are necessary skills in life; if you let you son develop those character traits and skills, he WILL eventually get there! And I know everybody can say that but no one will truly realize it until one day their sweet babies are transforming into saucy teenagers! I have read several books about teenagers and parenting but this book has greatly surprised me so far. This book can help you become an ally with your son, as he discovers greater self-confidence and accepts responsibility for his future.

There is one big shortfall though - even though the author does mention ASD, ADHD, and executive function issues, if your teen son is having difficulties in school and life because he is not neurotypical this book is not for you.He’s NOT trying hard, not seemingly concerned about grades or school, in fact they might describe him as ‘barely motivated’, or even ‘lazy’. Full of easy-to-understand explanations of scientific and developmental information that is absolutely necessary to understand, the second half of the book offers some really practical ideas and applications. It is so simple but oh so real and raw and sincere and compassionate that I already know I will read it more than once. I hope this has been a helpful insight into an increasingly common scenario, and that I have reassured you that you have lots of options if you are dealing with this at the moment.

And I got the message loud and clear to stop rescuing him (though putting that into practice is still a challenge). They are struggling silently, in a world that is too competitive, surrounded by a perfectionistic culture, and because their brains develop later and differently from girls’ brains (and the school system is biased towards a learning style that suits girls more than boys in general- encouraged by sitting in rows, teacher led learning), the boys feel overwhelmed. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. This book is a huge ray of hope for me, there's a saying that goes: "it takes a village to raise a child" however, to raise a teenager it surely takes more than just a village. But interestingly, whilst many parents agree with what I say in my talks, and often come to speak to me about their concerns at the end of my talks, I also notice how some parents raise their worry with me that their teen (usually a boy) is behaving in the opposite way.D., is a clinical psychologist with more than 20 years of experience working with children and teens. This book was immediately relatable and not only guides you in seeing that your child is all right, but that you are too!

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