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Four Steps Model
Step 1: Identify the Behavior
Step 2: Understand the Effects
Step 3: Identify the Cause
Step 4: Avoid Mistakes

Related Behaviors
The Do-Nothing
"I Don't Care"
The Noncompleter with Grand Plans
Satisfied with Second Place
The Unprepared
Behaviors At School

The Underachiever

Behavior: Specific attitudes and actions of this child at home and/or at school.

  • May be a student who can't do well, one who has not done as well as he/she should, or one who is being passed reluctantly. Underachievement can mean different things to different teachers.

  • Regardless, experiences failure. This is the common thread.

  • May be scared.

  • May not feel very good about him/herself.

  • Susceptible to peer group pressure.

  • Likely to be very bored.

  • Doesn't accept responsibility.

  • Doesn't work up to his/her abilities.

  • Has poor study habits and usually doesn't do his/her homework assignments.