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Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Learning Consultants, The (April 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984945105
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984945108
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #418,465 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Thank you, Dr. Capuano for writing this book.
InfoFish
I highly recommend this book to all parents of sons and daughters alike.
Enrique
Your son will forever thank you when he grows up.
L. Lee

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Adrian Poole on May 8, 2012
Format: Paperback
For every parent who has tried to get their teen boy to care about school, "Motivate Your Son" is a must read. Both as a parent and as a college professor, I have read nearly every book out there on this subject. Some provide an explanation as to why boys don't seem to care. Others explain why boys learn differently than girls. But, few provide practical advice for parents on how to motivate teen boys to care about school.

As the author points out, this matters more than ever now. The number of "Lost Boys", the author's term for the legion of under- and unemployed young men in their early twenties, has reached crisis proportions. I see many young men on my college campus who are woefully unprepared for the work required to succeed in college. Unfortunately, I know that many of them will not make it through college or take extra - and very expensive - time to graduate.

Motivate Your Son provides study techniques that parents can implement Immediately to help their teenage sons improve their grades. But, the author's real contribution is taking complex personality profiling theory and making it reader-friendly. The case studies about each different "type" come alive and will help parents easily understand how they can inspire their unique child.

Great read.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By InfoFish on May 26, 2013
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Even though I downloaded the Kindle version - I needed the book NOW - I can not read through this book fast enough. I have my giant yellow legal pad and a pack of markers next to me. I blow through a chapter and then quickly go back and write down the take-aways. BRILLIANT book. My son in nine and already exhibiting the low performer m.o. It is up to me to save this child's life. This is the beginning guide to teach me HOW to do that.

Giant take-aways that you need to know if you are in the same boat: YOU are your child's CEO - Chief Education Officer. And that is where you start.

This book is written for the parents of the teenager - college a year or two out, whom is hopelessly NOT motivated in school. I now have the beginnings of a plan for the summer in place. I understand my son's psychology so much better after reading this book. My son is a "Jake" an Adventure Boy. I need to create compelling emotional visions for him based on fun and freedom in order to motivate him over the busy work, the mundane, the grind. Thank you, Dr. Capuano for writing this book. I have hope for the first time all year.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jovanka Ciares on June 20, 2012
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As a coach, I read every possible book to help my clients. At this point, I rarely find anything particularly new. When a trusted source recommended "Motivate Your Son", I expected a reworking of oft-repeated motivational wisdom. I was surprised and delighted to find an original voice with a innovative way of understanding adolescent boys. I don't even have children and found the book extremely helpful. I will recommend this book to all my clients who are parents of teen boys.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By HikerMom on November 10, 2012
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Well-written, informative, helpful guide to motivating boys. Capuano does a good job of explaining different personality styles and ways to motivate them. He relates many examples from his consulting practice. However, I kept thinking--would most kids have these in-depth conversations with their parents about what motivates them? Probably not. But they might with a neutral third party like the author. Didn't see any advice on how to engage kids in these discussions after you'd been battling with them about homework, probably for years. Basically the book is about how the parents have reached an impasse with the kid and he steps in and gets the kid on the straight and narrow. His ideas are very worthwhile, I just think parents could use more advice about how to implement them on their own.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By L. Lee on March 17, 2014
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The author is speaking from his own expertise and experience. He is not a psychologist, but he is someone who love what he was doing - giving advise to teens and parents. There are some very good tips and advise why parents should play an important role in boys' growing up year. He urges parents don't miss opportunities during boys' teen years to push and motivate them so that they are prepared for the real world - independent, responsible, passionate, and feel good about themselves. I learned a lot. Every boys' parents should read this boy. When the years have pass, you can not make it back for them. Do it early, do it right, do it with tough love. Your son will forever thank you when he grows up. Now a day, almost all the boys are so hook up with video games. It takes a lot of energy for parents to be able to steer boys' hearts out of the wrong target.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Enrique on July 10, 2012
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I just finished reading "Motivate Your Son" by Daryl Capuano. Although I only have daughters, I highly recommend it for any parent interested in helping their child(ren) succeed in school and beyond. It is an easy read, but full of great insights and advice for how to best motivate based on your child's personality. In addition to the author's clear mastery of the subject matter based on his own success as an educator, his style is very inviting and engaging. I highly recommend this book to all parents of sons and daughters alike. It even provided insights into my own prior teenage self.
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Through fifteen years of building his first company, The Learning Consultants, into the top private educational consultancy in Connecticut, Daryl developed a deep expertise in motivating students to care about academic success. That work led to Motivate Your Son, a best-selling guide for parents seeking to shift their teenage sons' academic motivation. Daryl's experience guiding students to college and graduate school led to his second company, Career Counseling Connecticut. This work led to the creation of Career Path of Abundance.

Daryl's own path from Ivy-league lawyer to education-entrepreneur stemmed from following his desire to find work that was both meaningful and practical. This background creates the most significant writing differentiation between Daryl and other authors of career books. Specifically, most career guidance authors have not worked with clients directly. Instead, they write about their own path and encourage others to follow their course. Such books can be inspirational. The challenge, however, is whether the author's life circumstances and abilities match up well enough with the reader's in order to provide the correct model to follow. Much like clients who come to Daryl after having experienced frustration with other career counselors who spoke in generalities about "finding your passion" and "doing what you love" but who could not help craft a practical plan for doing either, readers of Career Path of Abundance have expressed delight that they could apply the book's principles to their own lives.

Daryl graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Georgetown University, where he graduated number one in his concentration and was named the Outstanding Student in his department. Daryl earned a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was named to Who's Who in American Law Students, and an M.G.A. Penn's Fels School.

Daryl also earned a prestigious Equal Justice Foundation Fellowship, for which he served at The Brookings Institute, the nation's top think tank. After Penn Law, Daryl was appointed an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia where he worked on high profile homicide appeals. Thereafter, Daryl moved to Washington, DC and served the United States as enforcement attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission and led the investigation into one of the largest financial frauds in history. After serving as an associate with one of the nation's largest law firms, Daryl became Vice-President and General Counsel for Mindgrow, an A@E Television funded new education company.

Recently named to Who's Who In America, Daryl has been interviewed in national and local media and is a featured speaker on education issues. In addition to running The Learning Consultants, Daryl is a professor of Constitutional Law, Ethics in International Relations, and several other college courses related to law and government.

Daryl lives in Old Saybrook, Connecticut with his wife and three children.



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