I will repeat my request that he keep the volume to a dull roar, and why. Just as I try to treat him with respect, I do ask that there be a reciprocation of this for me, and all other residents in the house. I will politely remind him of my earlier request, and let him know that I expect he cooperate.
In the picture, the cigarette is unlit. I will ask him where the cigarette came from, and if he intended to smoke it and whether he has been smoking. I will then remind him about my father dying from lung cancer, as a result of his having smoked since he was even younger than Dale’s fourteen years. In particular, I will pull out the pictures showing his grandfather’s body wasting away, as a result of the cancer eroding his body from the inside out. In order to make sure Dale actually sees these pictures, I will ask him to describe what he sees, and ask him to explain it.
After that, if he is still interested in smoking and/or thinks it is “cool,” I will light the cigarette and have him smoke it, inhaling deeply. I will hope that he hacks and coughs, and then ask if he is “enjoying himself.” I will follow up this encounter by having him get near enough to me when he enters the house, so that I will be able to smell his breath to know if he is smoking again when he is out with his friends, and if he is, we will make a trip to a cancer ward of a hospital where he can personally see the “benefits” of smoking. I will show him the victims of emphysema, who are chained to an oxygen line, and as him if they are enjoying life. I will have him interact with those patients, and have him ask about their lives.
I think this educational session will be even more of an eye-opener than employing a paddle on Dale’s bottom.
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