Is giving away my DD's puppy for punishment to severe?
My DD was caught shoplifting last night at our local Walmart. She and her BF had gone to the store to pickup a couple of items using my debit card. I get a call from the BF telling me the store manager needs to see me immediately. I go into the store's office where the manager, undercover officer, security officer and my DD are waiting. I was informed that my DD tried to steal 3 bras. Her BF was not in trouble, b/c he did know she was doing this - so my DD says. The store did not press charges, however she will have to pay a fine and probably some community services work, in addition she is banned from ALL Walmart and Sam's Club stores for 1 year. If she is caught even in the parking lot she will be arrested for criminal trespassing.
Well. my DH, who normally doesnt takes a stand when it comes to punishments has now decided he wants total control over this. He has decided our DD can no longer see her BF and, we have a puppy that we got a week ago, he wants to get rid of it. Of course, the obvious punishments have been given - taking the TV from her, no going anywhere, etc.
She is going to counseling for other various issues and she will continue. Also, I think getting her involved with some type of volunteer work would be beneficial She does work part-time, so she will keep her job to pay the fine.
I don't want to get rid of the puppy, how do I handle this with my DH, or is he right in doing this?