Negative Consequences


Having pre-established negative consequences helps children know what to expect if they break the rules. Your consistency with initiating these consequences will make all the difference in them being effective.

Here are some of the most common negative consequences that work with kids:

  • Apologize
  • No bedtime snack
  • Time-out
  • Write a letter about future behavior
  • No screen time
  • Early bed time
  • Strike on a behavior plan
  • One warning
  • Extra chore
  • Re-do a task that was done poorly
  • Practice appropriate behavior again and again
  • Clean up a mess
  • Any consequence that is directly related to the infraction

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