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Your ten year old son, Gabe, is subject to spanking as needed.
Gabe attends a local private Christian school. The school prefers to inform parents of any behavior issues and let the parents handle it. Gabe just started fourth grade this year and has had a rough start behaviorally. School has been in session a little over a month. His teacher has twice this school year shared concerns that Gabe is disruptive by talking out of turn, getting out of his seat without permission and interrupting other students. Gabe did admit to the problem each time and so you had a serious discussion with him about it at home and even helped him with some strategies to stay on task. On the last occurrence you told Gabe that any more behavior problems at school would earn him a spanking.
Today you picked up Gabe from school and his teacher asked to talk to you. Gabe was again out of his seat and wandering around the classroom talking to other students. You get Gabe to the car and ask him about it. Gabe admits to the behavior and then adds, "But I was finished with my work and I was bored." You tell Gabe he will be getting a spanking when he gets home. The rest of the ride home is quiet.
You get home and are walking to the house. Gabe stops and defiantly refuses to go in the house. He yells out at you, "I'm not coming in. I don't want a spanking. It's not fair."
What do you do?