Example 6: Unsupervised Time With Peers and Monitoring (Family Checkup)

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(Scene 1: Dad Doesn't Pay Attention)

Son: Hey dad!

Father: Hey Keith!

Son: Am I late for dinner?

Father: Well probably, but dinner is not ready yet. What you’ve been doing?

Son: Nothing much! Just been over Willy’s house.

Father: Hmm How’s Willy?

Son: Willy is good. I am gonna go wash up.

Father: Ok!

(Scene 2: Dad Follows Up)

Son: Hey dad!

Father: Hey Keith!

Son: Am I late for dinner?

Father: Well you are an hour late, but dinner is not ready yet. What you’ve been doing?

Son: Nothing much, just been over at Willy’s house. I’m gonna go wash up.

Father: Wait a second, Willy’s house, I thought you were at basketball practice.

Son: Well practice was cancelled, so I decided to go over to Willy’s house to shoot some hoops.

Father: And Willy’s parents aren’t home after school, are they?

Son: Well, no they’re not but we stayed outside, we didn’t go in.

Father: Have a seat. Keith it looks like we need a couple of rules here. First, when your plans change you need to call and second, if you’re at someone’s house, inside or out, parents need to be home.

Son: ok but we weren’t doing anything wrong.

Father: I know, but from now on these are the rules. Ok?

Son: Ok!

Father: Now go wash up and I’m going to call Willy’s parents and let them know about these rules.

Son: Alright!

Father: Alright