Dr. Adam Price has twenty-five years of experience with children and adolescents, especially boys, and his experience shows. He's Not Lazy details how and why an adolescent boy’s brain is often behind, they fear of failure, often "opt out". They opt out by procrastinating, losing themselves in the world of video games, or appearing ambivalent towards everything.
Dr. Price concentrates mostly on high school teens, but I found a lot of it very useful for my twelve-year old, and plan to revisit this book often during his high school years. There are some great worksheets to be used by both parent and child in the appendix. I love how the author wraps up the last chapter: “Compassion will help you understand that your son is not lazy. So much of his problem stems from a fear of seeming stupid or untalented. Compassion will help you understand that the problem lies not solely with your son, but rather with a world that asks so much of a boy who will eventually get there but needs more time.”