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Your thirteen year old son, Cole, is struggling with Math. You had a conference with the teacher and she said Cole does participate in class but is having difficulty grasping the concepts. The teacher says Cole has asked for extra help and she has been willing to give it. You do, however, discover that Cole has not been doing his Math homework. You put Cole on homework checks and promise a spanking if he does not put forth any effort on his homework. Cole still struggles and he makes an F for the first grading period. The teacher suggests a tutor will give Cole the extra concentration he needs and gives you the name of a local college Math major and honor student. She says the tutor is a former student of hers and does an excellent job. After checking more references the tutor does come highly recommended. You hire the student to tutor Cole in Math.
The problem is the tutor can only come on Saturday afternoons. You hire the tutor anyway and inform Cole that he is to be available for three hours every Saturday afternoon beginning at 1:00 PM. Cole protests vehemently saying that Saturday afternoon is his free time and he hangs out with his friends then. Cole further says that it is not fair that you are punishing him for not understanding Math. You tell Cole the tutoring is not a punishment but is intended to help him. You tell Cole his education is important and stand firm.
The next Saturday the tutor comes. Cole is present but in body only. Cole essentially ignores the tutor and complains for the entire session about having to give up his free time. The tutor is frank with you and says he can't help Cole if Cole will not work with him. You promise the tutor that Cole will be improved the next week and ask him to please return. After the tutor leaves, you read Cole the riot act and inform him that he is to participate in the tutoring sessions and make an attempt to learn.
Today is the next Saturday. Cole heads off this morning to meet up with his friends. You remind Cole that his tutor will be there at 1:00 PM. Cole says, "I know."
Cole does not return home at 1:00. You call Cole and he informs you that he isn't coming. He says he is not going to do the tutoring because he deserves his free time. Cole refuses to say where he is at and reminds you he won't be home and hangs up. Subsequent calls go straight to voice mail. Your spouse heads out to find Cole and bring him home. The tutor apologies but says he cannot work with Cole and resigns. Cole is found and brought home.