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Dr. Adam Price to Talk About Motivating Teenage Boys October 10 at Words

Do you live in SOMA and have a teenage boy?

Then you need to be at Words Bookstore in Maplewood October 10, at 7:30 p.m.  Dr. Adam Price will be there to discuss his book He’s Not Lazy: Empowering Your Son to Believe in Himself.

The event is co-sponsored by The SOMSD Parenting Center.

Price is a widely respected clinical psychologist and author, who has worked with children, adolescents, and their families for more than 25 years. He maintains practices in Chatham, NJ and New York City.

In He’s Not Lazy, Price writes about how “On the surface, capable teenage boys often look lazy.” They seem “impervious to academic pressures” and  instead are obsessed with their phones, video games and hanging with their friends.

But, Price argues that  such boys are not lazy but instead are “conflicted” kids who want to do well but are afraid to fail. So, they opt not to try.

Price explains that the these teenage boys’ behavior is a “direct response to the stress they’re experiencing. They’re overcome by demands that they fear they simply cannot meet and therefore choose to opt-out of the competition altogether.”

In He’s Not Lazy, Price gives parents and teachers tools to avoid screaming fights, negotiations and power struggles but instead help to build self confidence and responsibility in their teenage boys.

More about Adam Price, PhD:

Dr. Adam Price 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

Words Bookstores is located at 179 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.

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