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Old 06-21-2016, 02:41 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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My parents took away my tent and made me stay home weekends instead of going camping.
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Old 06-21-2016, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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That's punishment? My nephew would be thrilled.
Well, outside, he doesn't have access to TV, his parents may have taken away all devices.....so that could be punishment, depending on the kid.
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Old 06-21-2016, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I don't see how this is a punishment. I could understand grounding him indoors for awhile and taking away his electronic devises but making him sleep in the backyard doesn't seem much of a penalty for thieving.
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Old 06-21-2016, 03:15 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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When I was a kid, sleeping outside was a treat.
Same here, whether it was in our own backyard or at a campground.
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Old 06-21-2016, 03:18 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I don't see how this is a punishment. I could understand grounding him indoors for awhile and taking away his electronic devises but making him sleep in the backyard doesn't seem much of a penalty for thieving.
He can't steal their stuff while he's in the backyard. He also gets no electricity. He can't telephone anyone. He can't watch TV. And they can keep the WiFi turned off.
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Old 06-21-2016, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Some of you have it backwards. He can sleep inside. He's banished outside during the daytime. I do not see how that keeps him from stealing at night, though.
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Old 06-21-2016, 03:38 PM
 
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Darn, wish husband and I had thought of this when son was a teenager. Considering all the crap he put us through, he would be lucky to have reached adulthood without being banished to the backyard for good.
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Old 06-21-2016, 04:00 PM
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Location: New York Area
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Good job we need more parents like that and his 16,his almost a man the parents are doing right his old enough to handle the consquence.
I agree with your sentiments. But keep in mind, when I was 16, in May 1973, I asked my mother to sleep in a backyard tent for one night, to prepare for an upcoming teen tour. Unfortunately the mosquitoes (didn't wear bug repellent) got the better of me and I cam inside. That caused a minor embarrassment for my mother, who had come back from a date with my (soon to be) stepfather. I still remained on good terms with him for their next 40 years together despite the interruption.
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Old 06-21-2016, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Can I go out now??
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The punishment seems fine to me. Keep up the good work.
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Old 06-21-2016, 05:28 PM
 
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I don't have a problem with it, don't think it's abusive and as the cops said - they aren't breaking any laws.

However, I don't see any connection between the crime(s) and punishment. His not being allowed to be in the house during the daytime, is going to *limit access* to stealable stuff, but is that going to teach him not to steal? I doubt it. And have they made him pay back for what he already stole? Cause personally that's where I would start.
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