Our expert says:
Sounds like a spoiled brat's collection of excuses. Are motorbikes and PC's beyond pentiums, and cars actually essential, nowadays, in order to pass standard 8 ? Does the kid understand that however many bokes he is given, without a lot more than standard 8, he will never be able to support himself or afford the petrol for his bikes ?
The kid needs to learn to take personal responsibility for his choices and his actions ( and inactions)., and needs to learn to study and succeed for the value it will give to his entire life, and not merely for yet another reward, and dad needs to refuse to accept these invitations to feel guilty and to stop taking responsibility for things that are truly his son's responsibility. what the kid doesn't work for and pay for, he will never value. And when dad goes, as dad will, he'll be totally unable to fend for himself.
All kids soon learn to try the guilt trip, and if they find it works, they play that card every chance they get. Refuse the invitation.
Counselling, even family counselling, might help to bring more general sanity into the situation.
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