So, my teen boy students tell me.
Then, I'll meet the parents. Almost invariably the parents seemed far nicer than the horrible nag described. This used to surprise me.
Now, I'm not surprised because I understand the parent-teen boy dynamic far more deeply than when I started this work a few decades ago.
If you are reading this site, you have taken the time to research "how to motivate my son" or "help motivate my boy". That means you care. And, yet, its reasonably likely that your son thinks you are a nag.
Through the years, I have worked with many lovely people who are perceived wonderfully by most everyone except their teen sons. The reason is that good parents take their role seriously. Teen boys, left to their own natural ways, are not motivated to deal with the drudgery of school work, planning for college, or doing their chores.
What is the process of getting teen boys motivated? Telling them to do their homework, get to school on time, do their choices. Nagging.
Is there a better way? Yes, Motivate Your Son provides my view on how to motivate. But, the process takes weeks, months, even years. So, today, continue nagging. Maybe tomorrow, you can apply my process!