Hey TB, I've got a friend younger than me in his teenage angst days. He cares a whole lot about how people view him. At home or with really good friends, he's an alright person for the most part. Out in public, he puts on the tough guy act. I tutor him, and I kind of mentor him as well. He bends and hides the truth all too many times, especially to his mom, me, and his other friends. He's too caught up in games and fun, never does his homework, and almost relies on me to help him with it now. He's got the temper and blame problem. All the hard work his mom goes through for him just seems like its in vain. He doesn't think he's got a problem at all; he thinks he's a fabulous person. I'm not only addressing his personal issue, but as a person, what should I be doing, with intention of helping him see a bigger picture? Leave him to learn the hard way down the road? Throw down advice here and there? The previous advice I've given him has pretty much just went in one ear and out the other unprocessed. Anywho, just something on my mind. Maybe I'm in my own teenage angst right now.