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How to Use Rewards / Consequences

Using rewards and consequences effectively can be trickier than it seems. Sometimes, small adjustments can make a world of difference in how children respond to these parenting techniques. This tool is designed to help parents learn best practices for using rewards and consequences.

The How to Use Rewards / Consequences worksheet is split into two printouts, covering rewards and consequences separately. Topics include the importance of following through with rewards and consequences, praising good behavior instead of traits, not overdoing consequences, and more. The rationale of each tip is briefly explained, along with many examples.

We suggest sharing a copy of this printout with parents who are struggling to get the results they want from their children when using rewards and consequences. This worksheet also serves as a helpful take-home reminder of key points from session.

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1. How to use rewards. (n.d.). Retrieved June 21, 2018, from

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