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Behaviors At School

The Exaggerator

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

  • Not a child we dislike-just one we don't always totally believe or trust.

  • What this student says is true-partially. But he/she makes every detail bigger, and adds something to every incident or story.

  • Often, his/her behavior leans more toward the flamboyant than a lie.

  • Credibility may be questioned in every situation unless he/she receives teacher help.

  • Wants attention.

  • Exaggerates to appear important or to make small events important. This is a vital clue in helping this student change behavior.

  • Has strong need to relate to and be accepted by others.

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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.