there are a lot of fun and motivating books and talks and thing designed for teens through deseret book. you might could try getting some of those and listening, reading, and/or talking about them together. also just doing things, like teaching him to cook things that will come in handy when he leaves home for college or mission and is short on budget and time. you know inexpencive, healthy, easy, etc. that's all i got for now.
i don't have problems, i have issues
problems can be fixed, issues you just deal with
"The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it.
The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be."