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Behaviors At Home

The Show-Off

Mistakes: What common discipline mistakes of parents may make the problem behavior worse?

  • Overreacting and losing your composure.

  • Using sarcasm and cutting statements.

  • Taking the behavior of this child personally.

  • Imitating the child's behavior.

  • Making public reprimands.

  • Failing to see the child's potential.

  • Failing to hear his or her plea for help.

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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.