Questions and Answers

Questions from customers and answers from the Reality Check Program Team

Daughter is being bullied …

Question: Larry, my daughter is being bullied at our elementary school.  We have talked to the school officials and it seems they just don’t have the expertise to handle this type of thing – what can you do to help…
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Larry, do you work with parents?

Yes, all the time.  I also work with grandparents, uncles, aunts and all child caregivers. I am a big believer in education and communications.  It is HOW you communicate and what you say that is important.  The Reality Check Parenting Program…
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What is Lawton911?

I have been asked this question ever since we changed the company name from Reality Check Program to Lawton911.  Lawton911 is still the Reality Check Program in a sense.  Lawton911 has a number of products that help young people.  From…
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Anyone know a scared straight program for kids?

Your teenager is only a few years away from being an adult, and they have to learn how to make decisions and accept the consequences of their behavior, be pro-active now.  Check out Larry Lawton and the Reality Check Program…
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Son Smokes Pot, Thinks it’s OK

Question: My son smokes marijuana and says it is harmless, everyone does it and even legal in many States, we live in New York.  How do I get him to stop smoking pot? Answer: First off everyone doesn’t do it.  It…
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How do I recognize if my son is being bullied?

Bullying is a topic that is very important and serious.  I will answer your question and give my views on bullying.   When you look at the root cause of bullying it usually comes from a person (notice I didn’t say…
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State – vs – Federal

Question:  Why are some crimes federal and some State? Answer:  Crimes are determined by statute and law.  All drug cases can be a federal crime.  Crimes committed on federal property (ie; an Army base, federal park, etc.. are federal crimes. …
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Prison Abuse

Question:   Is prison abuse as wide spread as you write about?  I rarely read stuff about it. Answer:   If you are referring to the latest stuff I have been putting on my blog, the short answer would be yes.  I…
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Son Arrested – Possession – Under 20 Grams

Question:   My 21 year old son was arrested on a possession charge – under 20 grams.  He hasn’t been in trouble in over a year.  He was on probation for possession of a gun and had minor traffic charges.  What…
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Oldest Child May Be a Bad Influence

Question: My husband and I both work and we have three children ages 13, 10, and 6. I am worried that my 13 year old is a bad influence on the younger ones. Any suggestions? Answer: There is no doubt…
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Staying Out of Trouble

Question: Summer is coming and I have a 15 year old son who will be left home alone. My husband and I both work to make ends meet. Is there any advice you can give on ways to keep my…
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Grades

Question: My 13 year old son is in the 8th grade and about to fail school? He seems like he doesn’t care. Answer: I am big advocate of education. Always remember that education doesn’t just mean the traditional school education….
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Misconduct After Moving

Question: My son is 14 and we just moved here from a big city. I see a difference in him. He talks back, has temper tantrums, and is generally disrespectful. He wasn’t like that when we lived in the big…
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