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Your thirteen year old son, Randy, is still subject to spanking. Frankly, spanking has proved to still be a very effective consequence for Randy but, you are trying to respect the fact that Randy is now a teen, and so you have started using restrictive punishments as well.
Randy had a bad day yesterday. He went off to a friend's house to play video games without even touching his simple daily chores. Randy did not tell anyone where he was going and he would not answer any calls and simply sent a text saying, "I'm OK, I'll be home later." Randy finally showed up forty-five minutes after his curfew just as you were about to go looking for him.
You grounded Randy for the rest of the evening and for the next two days (the entire weekend.) Randy wolfed his dinner down in silence and then stormed off to his room.
This morning you note Randy is not in his room or anywhere in the house. You are about to head out to look for him when you receive the following text from Randy:
"I have decided to go live with Granny. (Your spouse's mother.) I am tired of all of your rules. I took my bike to the bus station and bought a ticket. I am on the bus now. I know Granny won't treat me like a little kid. Please send my things to Granny's house. Bye. Randy"
What do you do?