My brother-in-law's 16 year old son does not heed to anyone. Please advise how to correct his behaviour.?

He does not attend school. He has passion for good cars. He is happy if he is driving cars.He does not listen to his dad. He is sober with his mom and sister but does not obey them. He is happy in moving around . At home he is lazy and watches TV. He is not serious for studies or any job.

Asked By: Thomas - 6/8/2007
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You need to incorporate his love of cars into a career. The age of 16 is very different that 17 and 18. The military is not the place for somebody that won't take orders or pick up after himself. This is a common mistake of many parents. If he joins the army, and quits (goes AWOL) he will end up in jail... More
Answered By: Irish Rider - 6/11/2007
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boot camp! talk him into joining the army- it will straighten him out!
Answered By: melaniecampbell - 6/8/2007
Have them send him to a correctional school, he is still his parents problem till he is 18. They need to fix this problem before he starts to get out of control or in trouble and then his parents will be to blame.
Answered By: Trinidy - 6/8/2007
Well if his parents aren't interested in correcting his behaviour, there is little you can do in that respect... More
Answered By: Lyn - 6/8/2007
A friend of our's was in the same situation and they found him a job in a car yard learning how to detail the cars and once he got his license he was able to move them around and wash them so they were presentable for sale amongst heaps of other things. Some kids just aren't interested in school and may aswell be out... More
Answered By: Jordyn K - 6/8/2007
Give him a wake up call. If he doesn't want to listen to anyone , that is just fine but he should be told either he plays by the rules of the house or when he turns 18 or he will get one of 4 choices : 1. Army 2. Navy 3. Air Force 4 Marines. He might get the idea then.
Answered By: mntazzy - 6/8/2007
In the state of Florida, you lose your license until you're 18 if you drop out of school. Too bad they didn't have this where you live. As a mother who's been there with her son in a similar situation of not listening, there's really not a whole lot you can do. You are not his mother or father. This is their... More
Answered By: 2Beagles - 6/8/2007
Did they sign him out of school? If not I suggest they talk to the courts about what they call a chins order. They will set strict rules for him to adhere to. If he complies it goes no further, if he does not than he has to appear before the judge and justify his actions to the judge. It works. Check it out. I went... More
Answered By: janine b - 6/8/2007
He needs to become a race car driver. You can ask almost any of them if that sounds like them when they were young. People with his problem can become great people or they become criminals. It all depends where you have them channel it. I would push the race car issue and have him build and modify his own car. When he... More
Answered By: Renny - 6/8/2007
Sounds like he's a normal 16 year old. All they can really do is hope that they have instilled the right values in him and that he will grow out of this phase once he realises the consequences of his behaviour.
Answered By: RD12 - 6/8/2007
send his butt 2 boot camp! if the parents can't afford it, ask for help from the legal system If, at 16, he doesn't obey, he will only become worse- crack it in the bud NOW
Answered By: MAR - 6/12/2007
kick his lazy aaass to the curb not in school, emancipate him
Answered By: phil - 6/12/2007
I fear it is absolutely too late to start discipline with this person. He was either allowed to do whatever he wanted, at an early age OR his first "testing of the boundaries" his parents completely caved. Children need boundaries, guidance, a good strong example, and consistency... More
Answered By: yoak - 6/13/2007
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