Effects: How does my child’s behavior affect other people at home and in school?
- Family and classroom conversations are monopolized.
- Demands are made on the time of others.
- Parent, teachers, and other children are irritated.
- Other children know their responses are likely to be answered or contradicted by the know-it-all.
- Peers like to see this child put down or put in his or her place. When the know-it-all fails, others are happy.
- Parent and siblings may be threatened by this child's know-it-all attitude.
- Individual participation is restricted because other children feel intimidated.
- Other children like to urge this child on because they get excitement from seeing a teacher, parent, or another child put down by the know-it-all's behavior.
- Resentments can build among children and parent.