A DMK Production
Your thirteen year old son, Carson, is an avid skateboarder. You suppose he gets it naturally as skateboarding was your life when you were his age. You require Carson to wear helmet and protective pads as he is in to tricks and jumps that can be dangerous. Carson hates the protective gear as he says it hinders his style and movement.
You have caught Carson on his board several times without the protective gear and have responded with lectures, loss of board, grounding and other restrictions. You told Carson that any further failure to use the protection will result in a spanking. You consider spanking to be a last resort nuclear option but do use it when needed so Carson understands a spanking will be a serious punishment.
Today you catch Carson skating yet again without his gear.
You tell Carson to go home and wait for you in his room. You go in to give Carson the promised spanking and he says he first has something to show you and he hands you a photo he found in an old album. The photo is of YOU at age thirteen.
Carson points out that you are not wearing protective gear.
Does the picture from your past make a difference in how you deal with Carson?