Your fifteen year old son, Topher, was approached by a family at your church and asked if he would consider babysitting for their seven year old son, Chance. Your family has known this family for years. You remember when Chance was born and they have essentially watched Topher grow up. Topher is a good kid and very responsible. Topher agrees to the baby sitting job.
Topher and Chance hit it off well and Chance's parents are very pleased with Topher's services and ask if he would consider sitting on a weekly basis as Chances parents like to go out every Friday night.
Topher calls you tonight and is very concerned. Chance was a little wilder than usual and was running around in the house and ignoring Topher's requests to settle down. In the process a curio case was knocked over and some of Chance's mothers nice glass collectibles are broken. Topher said Chance calmed down after that and Topher says he got the mess cleaned up but felt he needed to call Chance's parents.
Topher says Chance's parents have asked him to spank Chance. They say they trust him and they feel that the consequence needs to follow closely to the action. Topher says he feels strange about doing it. Topher also feels it may damage his relationship with Chance and he says that he isn't even sure how he should do it. However, Topher is also reluctant to not follow Chance's parents' wishes as he fears it may jeopardize his "job." He wants your advice.
How do you advise Topher?