Are you concerned that your child's grades aren't reflecting their potential? Are you worried that they have fallen into self-destructive patterns that could influence the rest of their lives? Research has repeatedly shown that an alarming percentage of students achieve below their academic ability. But with patience, you can help your unmotivated teen tackle challenges and succeed Dr. Mark J. Luciano provides insights from his own family therapy practice and the latest research to help your teen discover newfound courage and independence. By helping your teen build the qualities of confidence, independence, initiative, identity, and trust, you can instill the desire to take risks and achieve goals, laying the foundations of success for the rest of their lives.