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    Even at age 28–“Keep your room clean!”

    Date: 05.21.09 | by Judge Tom.

    A 28-year-old school board member in Ohio was scolded by his father this week over his messy basement-bedroom.

    He reacted by throwing a plate of food at his father and shaking his fist at him.

    Dad called 911 and when the police arrived, he decided not to press charges because of his concern about his son’s political career. Junior agreed to pick up his room.

    Photo by Tachyondecay (Flickr)

    Moral of story:

    Regardless of your age, if you live rent-free with your parents, follow the rules.

    For more about parental discipline, especially for minors, see:  http://askthejudge.info/is-it-against-the-law-to-disobey-my-parents/107/

    Judge Tom

    This post was written by Judge Tom. Judge Tom is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info. He is a retired juvenile judge and spent 23 years on the bench. He has written several books for lawyers and judges as well as teens and parents including the recently published 'Teen Cyberbullying Investigated' (Free Spirit Publishing). When he's not answering teens' questions, Judge Tom can be found hiking, traveling and reading.

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