Being a high school teacher I am interested in better understanding what is realistically expected of boys of the age of bar mitzvah in this day and age.
Is, for instance, the non attendance to minyanim 3 times a day considered a travesty or is it accepted that because of (e.g.) maturity, safety and bedtime they would not attend.
Do chazal speak of leniencies for young boys (13+) in other mitzvot because of other considerations such as those mentioned above?
Perhaps this has to do with the distinction of the difference in punishments at 13 and subsequently at 20 and the level of responsibility and achieveability at the respective ages (related question).