Disclaimer 2: No one's answering my post!
My son is pretty smart for his age but he's sooo laaazy and I think it's partially because he's smart. If it isn't easy he doesn't want to do it. Since book smarts come easily to him he thinks he shouldn't have to try at anything. He doesn't want to play soccer because it's too hard. Ok. He wanted to try Martial Arts. He had his first class today and actually did pretty good considering it's his first time. He gets done and says he doesn't want to do it because it's too hard. He doesn't want to learn to read because it's too hard. I told him anything worth doing is likely going to be hard at first. He likes his easy books but doesn't want to even try the harder ones.
How do I motivate him? I don't let him quit anything mid-season but I don't make him do it again next season or whenever it's time to re-up if he doesn't enjoy it. How do I get him past the ''it's too hard so I'm not going to try'' stage? Last soccer season he spaced off and picked me flowers the entire time. lol