That's for sure.
We spent a few days in Calif at my brother's house. We let difficult child have the car and see his friends all day Sunday.
Then we lowered the boom Sun. night. Obviously, taking away the car for one day per each hour of class he missed didn't seem to work. So since he skipped photography (he had the teacher write a pass for the bathroom and he never came back), we have now taken the car until his F comes up to a C in that class. It could take awhile ...
He also skipped work yesterday. Ack! He got on our case so much because he said he'd lose his job if he didn't work, and then on his own, he sleeps late and doesn't go in? And he lied to his supervisor. Can't remember what he told her.
He just doesn't get that lying on top of lying makes it worse.
When we asked for the car keys, he was extremely upset and crying, so perhaps this time it has gotten through to him.