The Parenting 3.0 Show - Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids

Self-Determination Theory - Part 3: Understanding Laziness

December 11, 2019

This week, Jai and Deb look at laziness through the lens of Self-determination Theory, revealing that it is often actually a form of amotivation - an inability to motivate - not a willful choice to remain inactive. Amotivation falls on the far end of the powerful Motivation Continuum offered by SDT, which we begin to explain. 

Links we mentioned (or should have) in this episode:

The Motivation Continuum 

Edward Deci - On Self-Determination Theory

Jessica Lahey - Teaching the Gift of Failure

Article - Laziness Does Not Exist



Like the Parenting 3.0 Podcast Facebook Page:

And find them on their websites: and

The Parenting 3.0 Show is a weekly long-form discussion aimed at helping to make parenting more effective and enjoyable for parents and more beneficial for kids.

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App