Recently my son was grounded, which in our house means all electronics. He has a cell phone in order to let me know when he's leaving school, as he now takes the city bus home (he's 11.) I told him he was ONLY allowed to use his cell to text me, and when he was home it was in my possession. Not a big deal for him, as him and his friends aren't REALLY into texting/ calling much yet.
The issue came when my mother called him on his cell one night and I answered it, saying he was grounded.
"From his GRANDMOTHER?" was the reply.
"From the PHONE" was mine.
To me, grounded is grounded. The only exception is myself. She disagreed and said that he "shouldn't be denied talking to his grandmother".
What do you think?
Edited to add: his grounding was only for 5 days.Answer Question
Answer by bhoward87 at 1:34 PM on Mar. 6, 2011
Answer by MamaStuart at 1:40 PM on Mar. 6, 2011
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Answer by Anonymous at 2:41 PM on Mar. 6, 2011
Im sorry alionline... I thought you asked for opinions... mine was that you were wrong not to suggest that grandma call back on the house phone. My mistake if it meant to be a rhetorical question and I misunderstood.,
Answer by Anonymous at 12:16 AM on Mar. 7, 2011
Answer by myshinymonkey at 8:26 AM on Mar. 7, 2011