Regardless of what the situation was in this instance she needs to know that she is accountable so that in the future when a more important situation arises she knows that she is responsible and will step up to handle it properly. Teenagers need guidance and sometimes it is a lesson with consequences. I truly think she should pay for this bracelet as a tough lesson that she will benefit from later. Slam me all you want, but I've been there, done it, and right now my son, a wild child at one time is now working on his graduate degree, looks like it will be with honors as his undergrad was. He is happy and now thanking me for seeing him through his wild child days and hoping his children won't put him through the same.
Wishing you the best,
Note: Wild childs look sweet, act nice and then do the most irrational things behind your back, a sort of rebellion which is a phase we all went through.
edit on 2/12/2011 by seentoomuch because: (no reason given)