A mahoover Production
Your son George who is now 8 was pushed into the pool by older boys when he was 6, and has always been afraid of pools since then. So even though you have tried over time to get him over his fear and learn to swim, he has never been willing to do anything near a pool. You are now vacationing at a family friend's beach house, which has a dock. Since George doesn't know how to swim, you explained to him that he can't go out on the dock or near the water without an adult present. Yesterday at dusk some dolphins were sighted. George was in the house, and got upset that he missed them. Your friend told him that the dolphins often show up at dusk, and he will be able to see them another night.
Today, after you finish cleaning up after dinner you look around the house so that you can take George out to look for dolphins. You get a little worried when you can't find him in the house, but find him on the dock when you look outside.
What do you do next? You have spanked George for disobedience in the recent past, and it seems to work well.