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Behaviors At School

The Angry

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

  • Mad all the time-at him/herself, others, or both.

  • Degree of the anger varies, but it is frequent even if not intense.

  • Strikes out verbally and physically at others, including parents, teachers, other children or siblings. Hostile even toward authority figures he/she doesn't know.

  • May yell out or throw objects.

  • Manifests an attitude of being mad at the world. Has a chip on his/her shoulder.

  • Usually defensive regarding reason for anger. In his/her mind the anger is justified. Will even say, "Who wouldn't be angry?"

  • If his/her reason is not accepted, will become offensive toward the person who does not agree with his/her stance.

  • Has very little self-control. Often loses control of him/herself when angry.

  • May appear to be overindulged by adults and peers alike.

  • May throw tantrums.

  • Almost always blames others for what has caused his/her anger.

  • Often, rather than say "I'm sorry," threatens to get angrier "the next time."

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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.