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The Gossip
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Behaviors At Home

The Gossip

Behavior: How exactly is my child behaving?

  • Always has something to tell about someone.

  • Carries stories about other children or siblings, parents, or teachers. Even talks about his or her best friend.

  • Unfortunately, usually conveys bad news.

  • Turns any conversation to stories he or she has to tell.

  • Not concerned about the whole truth—or whether the gossip will hurt someone.

  • Seeks attention; must have it. If he or she doesn't get it in positive ways, will get it by gossiping.

  • Disloyal. Honestly doesn't know how to be loyal.

  • Seeks out information to relate. Therefore, his or her mind is constantly occupied with news to tell others.

  • Likes to be with people.

  • Avid talker.

  • Tells stories about himself or herself.

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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.