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Old 12-19-2019, 08:04 AM
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capt_matt
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You need to impose some consequences, but your reactions should be constructive and proportionate. You need to stay engaged on this to get him to steer a different course. Seek out some professional help to learn effective strategies for parents to follow.

I would start by postponing the car but identifying and communicating a set of goals for him that lead to driving and then the car.

"Bigger picture" is also on the mark.