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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

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The Class Clown
The Show-Off
Behaviors At School

The Con Artist

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

  • Usually personable and very likable.

  • Relates to people readily.

  • Often can talk teachers-as well as classmates-into and out of everything.

  • Unfortunately, seems to enjoy and gain satisfaction from his/her manipulative skill.

  • Would rather achieve through conning than through normal channels.

  • Will usually brag about what he/she has done and intends to do.

  • Uses his/her influence to get people to do what they don't want to do-and wouldn't ordinarily do.

  • Conning is seldom positive.

  • Thinks it's OK to deceive others.

  • Usually "looks down" on those he/she deceives-classmates, teachers, or parents.