A John Boy Production
You have a seven year old son, Wyatt. When a punishment is needed, Wyatt is given a spanking.
Wyatt has had a problem recently with wandering off and getting lost. He has wandered away from you twice in a large mega store. On both occasions you required the help of store security to locate him. The second time Wyatt wandered off at the store he ended up breaking some merchandise he was "looking" at. Last week you and your family went to a local amusement/theme park. Again, Wyatt wandered away from you and was lost for almost a half hour. Park authorities were enlisted to help find Wyatt. Every time that Wyatt has wandered off you have been so happy when he was located that you have smothered him with hugs and kisses. You have talked to and warned Wyatt about wandering off.
Today you took Wyatt to the local park to play. You showed Wyatt his boundaries and let him play. Wyatt wanted to go to the other side of the park and play in the sandboxes on that side. He left the boundary area and wandered off to the other side of the park without your knowledge or permission. You noticed Wyatt was missing and panicked. Some other parents at the park helped you locate Wyatt.
Does Wyatt get smothered with hugs and kisses again or is it time for some other response?