boomerang wrote: Quote:
Is it possible to give him something nice,
to soothe him and mellow him out a little ?
I have considered hitting my pothead friend up for some of her stash
but I'm not prepared to go to jail and lose my kid for being his supplier.
I'm also not prepared to buy him off.
Acknowledged and understood that u r not going to buy him off.
However, an agricultural analogy, if I may so offer:
rather than just dropping a seed (seed = tutor) on the hard packed ground,
it might be best to open the soil, loosen it up,
securely cover the seed, to enhance probability of germination n growth.
If u give him something that u know he likes (within the law and within reasonable convenience)
u might put him into a happier, more fertile state-of-mind,
thereby to enhance the probability of his accepting n learning better academic skills.
This woud not
be quid pro quo
, but a gesture of unconditional love (to calm him down).
Morale really IS
I have no idea whatsoever what he likes; from your dwelling closely with him,
maybe u can think of some morale raisers to counter-act his rage & indignation,
lull him into quiescence and raise the chances of his seeing the tutor as a friend, not an intrusive enemy.