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Kavod HaRav,
Thank you sincerely for your help. I help children in a Jewish playgroup and the age range is approximately around 6 to 11 (I do not believe any of the children are over bar/bat mitzvah yet). I was asking one of the children if she had her days “ticket(s)” which the children receive for good behavior. She was leaving and I wanted to make sure she was included in the prize drawing that the tickets get picked from. An under bar/bat mitzvah child said in front of the girls mother that her tickets were taken away as discipline. My question is: 1. Even though I was absolutely asking her to’eles, did I somehow make a sin? (causing someone to “inform” on her to parent? 2. What if any action should I take, should I ask the little girl for a general mechila, or nothing needs to be done?
Thank you.



Thank you for your question.

It is inspiring to see how careful you are not to hurt anyone.

You didn’t do anything wrong and there is no need or you to be concerned. You are not the one who told the parent about the child’s behavior, and you did it for the child’s good. The other child did it on their own. Personally, I wouldn’t do anything about it.

Best wishes


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