Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3424 Provide appropriate consequences Children make mistakes, and sometimes they make bad choices. Realizing that there are consequences for bad choices and decisions, however, is part of growing up. To help ensure that the consequences you provide are appropriate and effective, consider the guidelines below. Use logical consequences whenever possible. “Since you were late getting home from T.J.’s house, you’re not allowed to go to his house for the rest of the week.” Never take away a positive activity (sports, school activities, music lessons) as a consequence. Never use physical punishment as a consequence. Consequences should be specific and for a definite period of time (e.g., no video games for one week). Don’t feel that you must provide immediate consequences. Take time to think things over and to decide on what the most appropriate consequences might be.