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Behaviors At Home

The Show-Off

Effects: How does my child’s behavior affect other people at home and in school?

  • Attention is distracted from what is going on.

  • Others may be physically threatened by the show-off's behavior.

  • At school, teacher may feel that he or she has lost control over the class.

  • Other children or siblings may tend to say less because they resent the show-off.

  • Time is wasted.

  • Competitive situations are set up, which can cause trouble.

  • Some kids are amused.

  • Some kids may provoke the show-off in order to disrupt class.

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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.