Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Guidance and Discipline Tips 20. Use rewards and consequences to encourage change. Consequences are most effective when they are reasonable and logical. For example, a logical consequence for not being ready for school on time is an earlier bedtime. 21. Know what videos and TV shows your child watches. Provide guidelines and set limits. 22. If you believe that your child is involved in an activity that’s wrong or harmful, listen to your instincts and take appropriate action. 23. Give your child a little more freedom each year. 24. Never use physical punishment, and never take away a positive activity (e.g., sports, scouts) as a punishment. 25. If your child has done something wrong, focus on the behavior, not the child. Good kids sometimes make bad choices. 26. Keep your sense of humor. 27. Remember that smiles and hugs can do wonders. Use them often!