Example 5: Teenage Drug Use and Setting Limit (Family Checkup)

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(Scene 1: Mom reacts badly)

Mom: I told you not to leave your things in the living room... Michael are these yours?

Son: No, those aren’t mine; I’m just holding them out for Josh.

Mom: You’re right they’re not yours, they’re mine now.

Son: What you gonna do with them?

Mom: I’m throwing them away.

Son: You can’t do that, they cost a lot of money.

Mom: How do you know? I thought they were Josh’s. You have cigarettes and you’re lying to me about who’s they are. You’re grounded for a month.

Son: (Scoff)

(Scene 2: Mom remains calm)

Mom: You know you’re not supposed to leave your things in the living room... Michael are these yours?

Son: No, those aren’t mine. I’m just holding them for Josh.

Mom: Michael, we have talked about this, you know you’re not supposed to be smoking or have any cigarettes.

Son: What you gonna do with them?

Mom: They belong in the trashcan. I can call Josh’s mom and tell her that I’ve disposed of them. You owe me a work chore for having the cigarettes.

Son: Well... don’t bother calling, they’re mine.

Mom: I’m glad you told me that. Now tonight we are going to talk about why you shouldn’t be smoking.

Son: Yeah, alright!