Your twelve year old son, Newt, has had an ongoing issue of being talkative in class to the point of it being excessive and disruptive. He was getting warnings from the teacher. He then was assigned writing lines. On a subsequent issue, he was given detention. You met with the school and it was agreed if the problem persisted, the school would call you and let you try your hand at getting the point to Newt. You and your spouse met with Newt and all agreed if the school called that he would be given an evening's seclusion to the guest room.
Today is the Friday before a long holiday weekend and the school has called and Newt's issue has occurred again. Newt was sent to the office for excessive talking and disrupting class. The problem is you know Newt has big plans for the evening. He has been invited to a friend's house with some other friends for a sleepover. Then, the next day all of the boys are coming to your house to have a sleepover with Newt. Newt and his friends have been planning this event for a few weeks and all are excited. If you have Newt serve the agreed seclusion, he will miss the first night of the big holiday plans. It will not only impact Newt but is it fair to the other boys?
When Newt gets in from school do you offer an alternate punishment?