I picture the boy standing, leaning back, holding the wheel, kicking at the pedals, pushing buttons, etc. High speed jumble of zzoom Mom exhausted, relieved to be home, guard was down. I am guessing this because I see bad behavior everywhere now. "Free range Kids" * Just say no is my standard answer Worked for me and mine. No means no. Thats it. More difficult to apply in broken homes, and maybe more important there. Kids lose what their role is supposed to be At first, there is resistance, but if you stand on No Means No they will stop acting up because it stopped working.