A Kat Production
You receive a phone call from the manager of a five-and-dime store that is popular with the kids in your small town. Your ten-year-old son Antonio was roughhousing with a friend of his when the two of them broke a lamp. The friend ran off but Antonio stayed to face the music, even though he has no money to pay for the $10 item.
It seems that the boys had each picked up one of the novelty paddles the store sells and were trying to swat one another with it. Will you buy the Applied Psychology paddle that Antonio was playing with to give him a real punishment, or will you handle the situation in another way? Does he get any consideration for not running off?