his concern was that the boy would want to p him off? How do you know the boy is lost?
I can imagine the boy and the rest of the family having a big laugh once this little exercise is complete. I don't know, I guess I just am not seeing the parents the way other are. If I ever had to do something like that in my home, there would be lots of communication involved...much more than what could be shown in a blog spot. I would use the experience as a teaching tool, not to punish.
I guess without talking to any of the parties involved it really is wrong to judge either way. I could be completely wrong about the family atmosphere.
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