A Kat Production
Your daughter is a single mother, with a 16-year-old son, Leif. Leif’s dad lives in another state, more than a thousand miles away. The joint custody arrangement is that Leif spends summers with his dad and remains with his mom during the school year.
You’ve always been close to Leif. You’ve spanked him in the past – sometimes on your own authority and sometimes at your daughter’s request. You’ve not disciplined him, however, for nearly two years.
This evening he gives you a call. He’s very upset and asks you to come over. When you arrive at your daughter’s house, it turns out the two of them had an argument. It escalated to a point at which he shoved his mom hard enough to cause her to fall. Though she tries to minimize what happened, Leif is having none of it. He is deeply ashamed and feels he deserves a whipping. When you suggest his father is the appropriate person to do that, he points out he won’t see his dad until Christmas; plus which, he doesn’t want his dad to know what he did. He insists that a whipping is the only way to move forward; your daughter provides her reluctant consent.
What are you going to do?