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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 Crier (Who Claims Foul)
The Excuse Maker
"I Can't"
"Not My Fault"
Behaviors At School

The Alibier

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

  • Doesn't fulfill responsibilities.

  • Always offers an excuse regarding why he/she didn't do something.

  • Feels that the fault lies with someone else.

  • Often presents highly creative excuses; can offer a spontaneous excuse which may even seem very probable.

  • Tries to get support from friends, other students, and parents.

  • Tends to feel he/she is treated unfairly by adults at school and at home.

  • Approaches every task as a certain failure before making any attempt.

  • Usually finds faults in teachers and parents quickly.

  • May fall behind in class work.