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When your son, Benji, turned thirteen, he asked if you would consider grounding him instead of spanking. You agreed to try it but reminded Benji that spanking was still a very real possibility especially if he gave you any issues with being grounded.
It is now three months later and school is out and summer is here. Benji fell into a pattern of breaking his curfew. Finally, after warning Benji about his curfew, you grounded him for a week. Today is Saturday and Benji is four days into being grounded. So far he has handled it well and has not given you any attitude or issues and even seems to be learning from it.
Every Saturday, weather permitting, Benji mows two yards in your neighborhood to make extra pocket money. Both neighbors are very pleased with Benji's work and reliability. Today is Saturday and you catch Benji heading out of the house. You remind him that he is grounded and ask where he is going. He reminds you that he has the two yards to mow. You tell Benji that he is not allowed out and that he will just have to wait until his grounding is over to go out and mow. You tell him to call the neighbors and tell them he can't make it. Benji protests loudly saying that "he promised" and that they are expecting him. He says it is "his job" and he has to go. You stand firm and tell Benji he is not to leave the house
A bit later you and your spouse leave to run a couple of quick errands. Benji is left at home with the reminder that he is grounded and he is to remain in the house.
As you are returning home you see the following in your neighbor's yard. That is Benji pushing the mower.
How do you handle this issue?