THE POINT OF VIEW OF MARCEL RUFO, PEDOPSYCHIATRIST
How can you convince your grandson to wear a helmet, so important for his safety, when he is influenced by his peers, teenagers who do not hesitate to break the rules and adopt risky behaviors? Given the situation, you are well placed, your husband and you, Maïté, as grandparents, to give Raphaël an ultimatum, smoothly, giving him a chance to rectify his behavior: “You did not respect your commitment. If you continue, we will have to tell your parents. » He fears losing face in his group of friends? Also suggest that he warn them that he must comply, otherwise his parents will cancel his subscription. As much as possible, avoid reporting your grandson to his parents. But if he persists, you can warn him in a completely transparent way: “Imagine that an accident happened to you and we didn’t tell your parents. Do you realize the situation you would put us in? Your safety and our peace of mind are at stake. » Do not hesitate to make him responsible. It is up to his parents, if necessary, to punish him, if he reoffends and you end up having to warn them.