Your son, Brandon, has just turned sixteen. Even as an older teen, Brandon is still subject to a sore butt for some issues. For a couple of years, you have also introduced grounding and privilege loss to the punishment arsenal. Brandon cooperates with, responds to and learns from spanking as well as other punishments. Punishments for him are not very common anymore as he is basically a really good kid. He has always been honest and cooperative with you and your spouse and does strive to be obedient and do well in school.
Brandon just got his driver's license and the freedom got away with him a bit and he was having issues with his curfew. After several discussions with Brandon about curfew he was still coming in late. Finally you grounded Brandon for a week. Part of being grounded is that he is not allowed to drive.
Brandon has cooperated well with being grounded although you can tell it is hard for him. Brandon is five days into his week's punishment.
Brandon has a good friend who is also sixteen and drives. His friend also has a job at the local cinema-plex. You and your spouse are out and Brandon is home. He gets a call from his friend saying his friend's car won't start and he has to be at work. The friend's parents or other friends are not available and he desperately needs a ride to work. If he doesn't make it or if he is late he will be fired. Brandon explains he is grounded but the friend begs for the favor anyway saying he has no other choice. Brandon decides to help. Brandon goes in your room where you have impounded his keys. He takes his keys and drives and picks up his friend and takes him to work. He returns home and replaces the keys and waits on you.
When you and your spouse come home, Brandon explains what he did. He was afraid someone may have seen him or that it would get back to you and he wanted you to hear it from him first. You ask Brandon why he did not call you and he honestly answers, "Because I assumed you would say no and he really needed the help."
Brandon then looks at you and asks, "There is always a good reason to break a rule, right?"
What is your response to Brandon?