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Behavior List

The Angel

Related Behaviors
The Apple Polisher
The Spoiled
Behaviors At Home

The Angel

Behavior: How exactly is my child behaving?

  • Plays a game of being perfect with adults. Displays attitudes and actions that portray him or her as perfect when, just like any child, he or she is not.

  • Tells people exactly what they want to hear.

  • Perfect in the presence of authority. Not so perfect when authority is not present.

  • Often reprimands other children or siblings in the presence of others.

  • Defensive and hurt when confronted.

  • Pushes rules, but denies ever having broken any.

  • Always alludes to innocence—in thought and deed.

  • In some situations, acts naive if confronted.

  • Goes to great lengths to show how "goody-goody" he or she is.

  • Likes seeing other children or siblings "nailed to the wall."

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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.