Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Guidance and Discipline Tips 21. Understand the technology your child uses and know where your child goes online. 22. Use rewards and consequences to encourage a change in behavior. 23. Provide consequences that are logical and reasonable. For example, the consequence for abusing a privilege might be to have that privilege taken away for a period of time. 24. Know what kinds of music your child listens to and what videos and TV shows your child watches. Provide guidelines and set limits. 25. If your child has done something wrong, focus on the behavior, not the person. Good kids sometimes make bad choices. 26. Be aware of how, and for what purposes, your child is using his/her computer and cell phone. 27. If you have a feeling that your child is involved in an activity that’s wrong or harmful, listen to your instincts. 28. Give your child a little more freedom each year. 29. Never use physical punishment, and never take away a positive activity (e.g., sports, choir, scouting) as a punishment. 30. When your child leaves the house, know who your child is going to be with, where they are going, and what they will be doing. Have your child check in periodically.