Question.

Canada
April 28, 2007 7:24pm CST
What kind of punishment would you give your 17 year old when they came home late and had to call you to come pick them up because they didnt have a drive home. When they told you that they did have a drive home but then there drive couldnt take them home?
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• Canada
29 Apr 07
Matters like this are something both my husband and I decide on together , we feel that discussions like this must be agreed on both sides . We often take the time to discuss what we feel would be the best punishment for our children as we want to set an example to all the children and want them to know that we love them and care for them and don't want to see them ever hurt but in life there are always consequences to our actions . What were the circumstances behind not having a drive home ? If it was a simple case of not having a drive home then as a parent you would have to take this into consideration . Was there a curfew time to be home ? If this is did you call to let your parents know that you would need a drive home so that you would be home when you were expected or did you wait til it was past curfew . There are many things to consider when figuring out what kind of punishment is fit for the misbehaviour . I am not sure what I would do in a situation like this as it would involve both my husband and I to form what we saw as the best way to make our child understand the consequences for their behaviour . Just keep in mind that only parents that take the time to talk to their children and discpline them do this only because they love their children and would hate to see anything bad ever befall on them and for this reason parents and teenagers need to be able to trust each other and understand where each is coming from . Best of luck :)
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• Canada
29 Apr 07
The reason for not having a drive home was because the person went out and forgot that they had to take me home by midnite and another friend said that they could take me home, but thay had a few drinks and I didnt feel safe getting in the car with them, so I called my mom to come and pick me up. And I did wait untill it was time to be home to call just because I was scared, because I knew I was going to be in alot of trouble. I know thats not a excuse or reason for not calling earlier, but I really was scared to call home and tell them that I needed a drive home..
• Canada
29 Apr 07
I would ground them of 3 weeks were they can not go any were or talk on the phone or the t.v. or the computer.
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• United States
29 Apr 07
when my daughters do come to that age i would not let them go anywhere without them having there liscense, so this way they would not have to ever depend on anyone else and will not have to be in a situation like that, as far as punishment inyour case he/she can't control anothers actions if the 17 year old had already mae arrangements on someone dropping them off and when they got there the person backed out its not their fault, just next time i would make sure they can drive and give them the car if they had to go somewhere
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@amydawn11 (906)
• Canada
29 Apr 07
My parents would of grounder me to the house for a few days.No phone and no hanging out with my friends. Boy I am glad I am not a teenager anymore..lol
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