You vow to protect your youngsters at all costs, but would you turn your kid in if you caught him or her stealing, bullying or partaking in other bad behavior? Two Philadelphia moms did just that when their sons' images were posted on the evening news for stealing from a 13-year-old girl, but they're not alone. Here's what other moms share about times they blew the whistle on their child.

Rebellious son

They located and arrested him. Now he is off the drugs and in college headed toward a career in biomechanical engineering.

"My youngest son was willful, out of control, mouthy and would not listen. One day I found marijuana in his backpack — called the police and told them what I found and which way he was walking to school," says Hope A. Rising in Clearwater, Florida. "They located and arrested him. Now he is off the drugs and in college headed toward a career in biomechanical engineering. He told me once those 30 days had a big impact on him — they made him realize he was headed down the wrong path and that I really did care, especially since I wouldn't have anything to do with him while he was there."

Grocery store twist

"My mom made me give back a bunch of twisty ties I'd taken at the grocery store to make stick figures with when I was seven or eight," shares Maria Mora. "I had to bring them to the manager. Never 'stole' something again."

Pint-sized bully

When I told my daughter about the incident, she made my grandson create an apology card for the friend's brother, march it down to their house and apologize to the child's mother when he delivered the card.

"My grandson had a friend and the friend's brother come over for a playdate. But, after the boys left, I found out that my grandson had smacked the brother in the face amidst a squabble between the siblings," shares Sheri Chu in Upland, California. "When I told my daughter about the incident, she made my grandson create an apology card for the friend's brother, march it down to their house and apologize to the child's mother when he delivered the card."

While no mom wants to see their child suffer, part of parenting is making your child accountable for his or her choices and learn the difference between right and wrong. That's why these moms made their kids return merchandise that wasn't theirs, put a stop to bullying and turned their kid over to the police for drugs — would you turn your kid in for bad behavior?

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