The best lessons in life are never learned from books, are they? No, usually the School Of Hard Knocks has a curriculum planned that there is no study guide for and the test...well,...it's a killer.
I've said it before, and I will say it again, sometimes kids are just turkeys of their own accord. They lack the foresight and the experience to make good choices. And no matter how innocuous those choices are to begin with, there are times when that seemingly innocent action can spiral into a situation for which there are unpleasant consequences.
It's hard to watch your child having to deal with consequences from making bad decisions. But oh, how necessary it is! If you shield your child from every negative feeling and situation, you are not doing him or the world a favor.
So, in our house we are dealing with unpleasant consequences for bad choices. Consequences with which I am in total agreement. Rules are rules and meant to be followed.
But still...my heart hurts for him.