Your thirteen year old son, Dirk, is basically a good kid but he does have one problem that you are working on with him. Dirk likes to be outdoors and often lets himself get distracted by his surroundings and this means he is often late or misses curfew. You have tried everything from talking and reasoning to grounding to spanking. Dirk makes short term improvement but falls right back in to his old ways.
Today Dirk wants to go for a walk in the park. You tell him that is fine but remind him to be home by 2:00PM as he has a doctor's appointment for a check-up. Yes, Dirk has a watch. 2:05 rolls around and there is no Dirk. You call his cell phone and hear it ringing from his bedroom. By 2:30, you have to call the doctor to reschedule and are charged a $25 missed appointment fee. You get in the car and go to the park. You find your son along one of the paths watching a group of squirrels. He looks surprised to see you and then looks at his watch. He says, "Oh no, I'm so sorry. I guess I just got distracted."
How do you deal with this?