A Memory Man Production
You are a gymnastic coach training a group of seven to eight year olds in your spare time, At times you are on your own in the gym and you have a strict safety rule that nobody uses any equipment unless you or another coach is present and supervising.
You also have a son, soccer mad twelve year old Colin. Colin is basically a good kid, a bright lively boy, high spirited and at times irresponsible enough to require a moderate, usually just your hand, spanking to keep his feet on the ground.
On your gym nights Colin also has soccer training that ends part way through your coaching stint after which he comes round to the gym club to help you and sometimes to do a bit of agility training himself.
Today it is the end of training and one parent, 8yo Peter's, is a little late arriving. As you stand outside talking to one of the departing parents Peter's mother drives up. You go back inside to find Peter crying on the floor with Colin bending solicitously over him. It appears that Peter had wanted one last go at the springboard vault over the horse they had been practising and Colin had stood in as catcher. Unfortunately Peter caught his foot and Colin had not been strong enough to hold him as he plunged forward and they ended up in a crumpled heap with Peter twisting his ankle.
A trained first aider you ascertained that nothing seemed to be broken and by the time you'd finished with your freeze spray and strapped it up Pete had stopped crying and was able to manage a "silly me" sort of smile which soon vanished when his mother started chewing him out about obeying the rules. Colin remained inside to clear up as you carried him out to the car and advised his mother before she drove off.
When you re-entered the gym an anxious worried looking Colin came straight across to you "Is Pete going to be OK Dad? It's was my fault I missed catching him, I should have stopped him from doing it when you weren't there, then he wouldn't have got hurt. - Sorry Dad"
Before you could reply he started pulling his shorts down.
Do you consider his feeling of guilt over the injury his irresponsibility has caused has delivered a powerful enough lesson, or does he require some reinforcement across your lap?
If so how severe will you be?