Asked by Anonymous at 11:25 AM on Oct. 21, 2009 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by tropicalmama at 11:44 AM on Oct. 21, 2009
Answer by Gailll at 11:46 AM on Oct. 21, 2009
IMO if this is a first offense I would restrict him from something-you know better than I do what- I would discuss trust and in the restriction use it to show what a lack of trust feels like.With a clear head decide what further punishments will be and tell him/her.Explain from this point on this will be his/her choice.The nicer easier way or the tougher harder way.I would ,only in that class ,email the teacher and just say grades aren't always making it home so could they be emailed to you.My 25 yr old pulled this in eighth grade one time.He was in a gifted program and quite an athlete so we warned him next time we will tell the coach.He would have been benched ...horrors.I think it is kind of a age thing,I did it once but didn't get caught.Though I worried about it so much I never did it again.My oldest has finished college now and he has warned his siblings mom knows everything.I wish.
Answer by drfink at 11:56 AM on Oct. 21, 2009
cont.The way we did the trust talk I explained it felt like I was set up, suckered etc. that I gave him trust etc.and he just used it to take advantage of us. I say this because he recently told me he has never forgotten the trust talk. That of course he had not thought of that at the time he changed his grade but it really bothered him to realize what he had done.Good luck
Answer by drfink at 12:13 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
Answer by Mrs.Schell at 5:32 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
Answer by goaliemom93 at 5:54 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
Answer by incarnita at 8:54 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
I would relate the punishment to the crime. It involved schoolwork so talk to the teacher to see if she will work with you on this. My idea would be to retake the test afterschool but not get a improved grade also I would have him write a research report on the consq. of forgery in the adult world to hand into the teacher. The warning would be that if it happened again in any class the rest of his school years he would do the above again plus lose trust and privileges maybe even would threaten to hold drivers license until he was old enough to sign for it himself since your signature is very valuable to you and you do not give it out freely.
Answer by higherboundmom at 9:54 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:10 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
Answer by spicemom3162 at 10:33 PM on Oct. 21, 2009