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The Class Clown

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The Class Clown

Behavior: How exactly is my child behaving?

  • Continually disrupts others with wisecracks.

  • Will do or say anything to be in the spotlight.

  • Doesn't know when to stop.

  • Has a smart aleck response for everything that happens.

  • May even enjoy the attention of being reprimanded.

  • Actually quite funny at times. This is a reality a parent should not overlook.

  • May be very bright.

  • Won't quit until he or she gets attention. Behavior cannot be ignored.

  • May be popular and gregarious.

  • Physically and mentally active.

  • Usually is emotionally immature.

  • Bothers other children—touching, grabbing, etc.

  • Not really a leader; may actually be a loner.

  • Too busy clowning to get work done.

  • Very peer conscious.

  • Clowns to cover up for poor performance.

  • May be hyperactive.

  • Tries not to be serious—makes a joke out of everything.

  • Very insecure.

  • Often unprepared; doesn't take books or supplies to school.

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Please Note
We are labeling behaviors, not children! For the sake of convenience, we will describe behaviors with terms such as The Whiner or The Interrupter.

Never use such labels when talking to—or about—children! Doing so could cause many new problems and seriously damage the teacher-student or parent-child relationship.