What if this happens to you?

February 3, 2010 2:50am CST
If your son confess to you that he commit a crime, but it's not known to the authority, will you make him confess his sin to the authority or will you prefer to keep it on both of you, and pretend as if nothing happens?
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5 responses
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
2 Apr 10
Well i will make him confess to the authority, as accepting crime is really forgiving. So i would encourage him to accept rather to hide and hiding is the biggest sin rather.
@jkcokley (267)
• United States
18 Feb 10
depends on what the crime is and what the punishment for that crime is? if he stole something from a store, I would make him bring it back. if he murdered someone I would report him to the authorities.
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
4 Feb 10
Hi Careguarden, I think a lot for me would depend on the crime itself and how old my son was. I know that when I caught my girls stealing when they were teens that I walked them right back to the store and had them confess what they had done. They had to work for no pay for so many hours. I can't imagine a crime that would not in some way hurt someone else or their property.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
3 Feb 10
it would depend on the crime...If its something petty then I doubt I would but if it was something major like murder or whatever then of course I would turn him in!
@allknowing (70814)
• India
3 Feb 10
I would report only if someone else gets punished. I would reprimand him and take a promise from him that he will not repeat it. If there are losses to the victim then somehow I will see that the victim is compensated without exposing my son.