You don't have to be a parent to realize and relay the fact that you have a house tenant that's leeching off of you without any sort of compensation and ambition to do anything to help you in your house. Your house, your rules.
The boy is bored and lost right now. He isn't stupid or crazy, just shiftless. He needs purpose. You know what could give him that purpose? The Marine Corps.
with the amount of waivers being denied, probably not. even in the hardest recruiting times getting in with a GED still requires at least 15 college credits to make up for it and that's assuming there are no other waiverable things to consider. if he's seen a shrink about mental stuff and ever been diagnosed with anything psychological, no chance these days. recruiters are denying people left and rightNeed a diploma for the marines. Don't think a ged cuts it anymore.
maybe the army though
I'm not his parent, so I leave that for Juli.. I offer her advice on things, but I mainly just provide for him and be his friend.
Regarding his future. The kid only has interest in BMX, and he is extremely talented with a bike. He just doesn't have the money to pursue it further than he already has. This is where a job would come in handy.