Example 5: Teenage Drug Use and Setting Limits

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Scene 1: Mom overreacts

Mom speaking:

I told you not to leave your things in the living room.

Michael are these yours?

Michael speaking:

No, those aren't mine. I'm just holding them for Josh.

Mom speaking:

You're right they're not yours they're mine now.

Michael speaking:

What are you gonna do with them?

Mom speaking:

I'm throwing them away.

Michael speaking:

You can't do that. They cost a lot of money.

Mom speaking:

How do you know? I thought they were Josh's. You have cigarettes and you're lying to me about whose they are.

You're grounded for a month.

Scene 2: Mom stays reasonable

Mom speaking:

You know you're not supposed to leave your things in the living room.

Michael are these yours?

Michael speaking:

Oh no. Those not aren't mine. I'm just holding them for Josh.

Mom speaking:

Michael we have talked about this. You know you're not supposed to be smoking or have any cigarettes.

Michael speaking:

What are you gonna do with them?

Mom speaking:

They belong in the trash can.

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.

Michael speaking:

Yeah, don't bother calling. They're mine.

Mom speaking:

I'm glad you told me that. Now tonight we're gonna talk about why you shouldn't be smoking.

Michael speaking:

Yeah right.