Behavior: How exactly is my child behaving?
- Acts as if he or she has all the answers to everything.
- Refuses to be told anything.
- Always wants to talk.
- Has a superior attitude toward parent and other children or siblings.
- Difficult to talk to; gives his or her answers or opinions before the other person finishes speaking.
- Likely to be bright, and usually participates.
- Acts as if he or she is doing parent a favor by listening or being involved in activities.
- Very critical of others' behavior—regardless of whether they're those of another child or of an adult.
- May be sarcastic and even get nasty, but reflection will reveal that he or she seldom loses self- control.
- Thinks he or she is better informed than other people.
- May be described as a "bigmouth" by peers.
- A poor listener.
- Tries to impress peers.
- Likely either to be a loner or to band together with other know-it-all children.