You've always encouraged you son to be accountable and to make good decisions. Well it's the day before thanksgiving and some of your family is in town. Your fourteen year old son Dylan has always said he prefers to go over your knee for a paddling when he needs to be punished. In the past you have offered him the chance to take a grounding instead. He has never taken you up on it.
The out of town "family" includes so slightly older cousins that Dylan has always looked up to. Well Dylan has done something that means he is to take a paddling tonight when you get home. Of course you will do it in private but Dylan is afraid his cousins won't think he's "cool" if he gets spanked tonight. He wants to be grounded starting right now.
Do you allow this?