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|View Poll Results: wwyd|
|get teh tickets fixed and deal with discipline at home but out of courts||25||100.00%|
|let him take the full consequences (which includes points toward his license and prob. $1k fines)||88||100.00%|
|come down hard. allow him to do nothing||14||100.00%|
|relax. take away several privileges but not everything. make him work it off w/ chores, etc.||22||100.00%|
|get basketball coach, school counselor, etc. involved to steer him in the right direction.||27||100.00%|
|something else i havent thought about.||9||100.00%|
|Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 6. You may not vote on this poll|
I say he wants to be a grownup, break the law like a grownup, then he has to face the concequences of breaking the law as a grownup. Which means, let things fall as they may. He needs to learn the real concequences of breaking the law.
On the homefront, if he has fines, he needs to get a job to pay for said fines. or, if they have to be paid immideiately you pay them, and then he gets a job to pay YOU back for the fines.
Parental imposed concequenses will really mean nothing.
YOU dont react. Let the law handle it, he broke the law, he needs to deal with it.
Too many parents bail their kids out of trouble with the law in hopes they'll learn a lesson. That's not how they learn. The natural concequence for breaking the law is dealing with the law's concequences...
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