What would your action be when suddenly in the midst of having lunch with your children when one of them started to tell you this, " Papa, you are summoned to go and see my discipline teacher tomorrow?"
I was asked to do the above mentioned by my Jovial yesterday, when I heard it,I smiled at him and asked him gently why,then I just paused and waited for his explanation.
To be frank I was not at all perturbed by this so called summoning cause I trusted my son that he knew what was wrong and right but I knew that there must be of some wrong in what he'd think was right,as for a teen the subject matters of "Friendship" and "Brotherhood" would reign supreme over many things for my son as well and I was right about it when he divulged what he did.
He told me that he was caught cheating during his English exam, this got me very surprised,how could he as English was his forte,then he shared with me, it was because one of his classmates asked him to "help" him out in this subject and he thought "what the heck" brother ma, so he happily did(even though he knew it was wrong) so both of them were caught.
The part that I enjoyed the most was that the both of us having fun discussing this "cheating" issue and it really got us talking.
So I explained to him "how sometimes a right can be wrong" and I promised him that I would surely go and see his discipline teacher and I would do my best to persuade him to mete out the lightest sentence and I told him that I would help to do the same for his classmate as well.
I was happy, simply because I knew that my son would take me as a father who'd take the effort in understanding him even though sometimes we don't see eye to eye with certain things but after all that has been said and done,we are family.
P/S : The door must be kept opened.