My difficult child will be 17 in 19 days. Through a rough beginning to my marriage he came to live with close friends of the family for the last 3 years. Things were rocky in the beginning of him living there, pushing boundaries, then leveled out. However, this last year he has been heading downhill fast. He stole the car of the guardians he is living with without a licence or insurance, he's been busted smoking pot, his grades dropped from a C avg. to F's, he was almost kicked out of ROTC, he's smoking cigarettes & drinking and stealing those items to use them. The drinking and smoking just came out a few days ago. At this point I'm at a crossroad where I feel like this is my last chance to so something before he's 18 and responsible for his own well being legally. There is a program very close to me that puts him in a "boot camp" environment for 5 1/2 months while getting him his GED and teaching him job skills, interviewing skills, and resume writing skills. Then monitors him for a year after to help him stay on track. So, my question is: Is that too drastic? Or should I just let the guardians deal with it how they see fit?