I hope the Brazil trip will give him a new perspective and they will hold him down a little on the risk taking. His physical prowess might help him enjoy the trip more, and if it is as good as most peoples' trips abroad, he will come home a different kid.
i'm shocked that your folks think jumping off of the ROOF of their HOUSE is "alright." i'm sorry, JC.
i think your bro is just crying out for attention and authority. it'd be nice if he could get a mentor of some sort. an older male who might be able to guide him in the right direction. maybe big brothers?
Brick walls are there for a reason. They are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. The brick walls are there to stop people who don't want it badly enough.