It sounds like Dan has a good relationship with his son. That's great and Dan should be proud of himself and proud of his son for making that happen.
According to the police, Dans son hit another car. Since Dans son is in the process of becoming a responsible adult, he should have a constant reminder for a while of why defensive driving is very necessary. By chance, having to drive the car that was damaged will probably be a very good reminder until Dan finds replacement parts which are certainly available somewhere, but might take a while. Looking at the damaged car sitting in his drive every day is probably going to be harder on Dan than on his son since Dan is an admitted perfectionist, but this could be an extremely good learning experience for his son. My suggestion would be for Dan to keep looking for the replacement parts on a regular basis, even involving his son in the search if he doesn't have too much homework, and let his son drive the damaged car in the meantime. My wife and I used this approach on our children, and they grew up to be responsible and successful adults. Gerry _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com