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Your son, Rhys, just turned thirteen. Upon becoming a teen, Rhys talked with you about his punishments. Rhys said he felt he was now too old for spankings. That was about a month ago.
This past weekend, Rhys lied about his whereabouts and was almost an hour late past his curfew. Remembering your conversation with your son, you grounded Rhys for a week and explained this meant he was to stay in the house except for school and that he was to have no friends over and his use of his electronics was also restricted. You pronounced sentence Sunday afternoon.
Rhys has followed his restrictions with no issues. He does seem to miss his electronic gadgets but he has been able to interact with his friends at school. On Wednesday you all get up to a major snowfall and school is called off. You catch Rhys headed outside to play in the snow and remind him he is grounded. Rhys' response is that snow is rare and it is not fair for him to not get to play in it. Rhys asks what if there is no more snow this winter. You tell Rhys that his actions have consequences and that it is too soon in to his grounding for you to consider an "early release." Rhys sulks off to his room. You work from home and settle in to your home office. Rhys decides to sneak out.
A bit later Rhys throws some snowballs at your office window to get your attention. You look out and see:
How do you handle this? Rhys is obviously sending you a message.
Was it too soon to take spankings off of the table?