Join Date: May 2002
Location: like Siberia, but with better restaurants
I would not try to persuade my kid that they should turn in a shoplifting peer, but I would absolutely talk about guilt by association and situations where they should deal with the situation by removing themselves from it.
(There are also situations where they should NOT remove themselves. I'd want to discuss both. One of the consequences of making this sort of bad decision is spending a lot of time getting lectured by your parents.)
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.