My 14-year old twins chose an unwise action today and their father caught them. (I’m sparing the details in deference to their privacy. It’s probably not as bad as you’re thinking.) After letting them explain themselves and excusing them from the room, their father turned to me and said, “Well, what shall we do?” and I said, “How about grounding for three days, no electronics, no friends.” He nodded.
Then he called them back in and asked them what punishment they deserved. They both suggested grounding for a whole week . . . not from electronics, but from friends.
Apparently, I am too lenient.
It’s going to be a long week.