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This is your Mother who has lived with you and your family since your father died two years ago. She has always had a very close relationship with all your 3 children. She is sitting next to your younger son, Jamie aged 11, as she guides him through repeating the confession she got from him.
You see she caught him taking a $20 note from her handbag which was on this table. It seems she further established from a tearful Jamie that it wasn't the first time; a huge shock to his Gran. Seems that he and a neighbourhood friend who walk home from school together have taken to stopping at a nearby games arcade on the way home. As you and your spouse both work it is usually your mother who is in when the kids get back from school. She did say its been a little later than normal with Jamie lately (though you know the schoolwork always gets done.)
When done she stands up and says, "Jamie, I know you are very sorry and I love you and forgive you but I have to let your Mommy and Daddy decide what to do with you," and then left the room.
Your Ma used a hair brush on you at about Jamie's age while your Pa used hand or belt. She doesnt interfere with how you discipline the kids and wouldn't spank them herself partly because at their age and hers they would probably laugh it off if she tried. You have used hand mostly and paddle a couple of times but Jamie usually goes a long time between spankings.
How will you be dealing with this?