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Jentzen is your son's very best friend. Both boys are thirteen. Jentzen is the son of a single mother who works long hours and so he is often at your house. You consider him one of your family and love him like a son. Jentzen is overall a very well behaved boy. Jentzen's mother used to use grounding with her son if he needed to be punished. She was not opposed to spanking she just felt uncomfortable doing it herself. A couple of years ago, after a long session of being grounded, Jentzen, at the prompting of your son, spoke to his mother about getting spanked if he needed a punishment. His mother discussed the issue with you and you agreed to spank Jentzen if needed. Since then you have given Jentzen three formal spankings (with your son as they were in trouble together) and you have delivered a few "warning shots" to his seat. Again, Jentzen is rarely in trouble.
Jentzen's mom calls and asks if he and she can come over and speak with you.
Jentzen and his mother live in a large apartment complex with several units. Their unit is on the lower side near a wooded area. Jentzen's chore at home is to keep the trash cans emptied and to take the trash to the complex's dumpster. The dumpster is on the other side of the complex. Jentzen does a great job of keeping the trash cans empty and, until recently, has done a good job of taking the bags to the dumpster.
Apparently Jentzen was observed by the apartment complex management placing his bags of trash in the wooded area near the back of the complex. Jentzen's mother is now faced with a significant fee for cleaning the area.
Jentzen admits to the "short cut" but gives an explanation. First of all he is obviously very guilty of being thirteen and falling in to "kid think." Jentzen says it was a closer walk to put the trash in the woods and not in the dumpster. Jentzen explains he saw other trash there and he waited several days before putting his there too. Jentzen said the trash pile got bigger each day so he finally decided to put his trash there too. Jentzen says he felt it was not a big deal. For about three weeks Jentzen has been depositing trash bags in the wooded area about three times a week. Jentzen said he did admit to the apartment management that he was putting trash in the woods but he says he explained he had very little there and he was not the only one. Despite this explanation, Jentzen was the one caught and so therefore his mother is responsible for the clean up.
How will you help Jentzen and his mother sort this situation out?