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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 Blabbermouth
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Behaviors At School

The Gossip

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

  • Always has something to tell about someone.

  • Carries stories about classmates, teachers, administrators, and parents. Even talks about his/her best friend.

  • Unfortunately, usually conveys bad news.

  • Turns any conversation to stories he/she has to tell.

  • Not concerned about the whole truth-or whether the gossip will hurt someone.

  • Seeks attention; must have it. If he/she doesn't get it in positive ways, will get it by gossiping.

  • Disloyal. Honestly doesn't know how to be loyal.

  • Worse, seeks out information to relate. Therefore, his/her mind is constantly occupied with news to tell others.

  • Likes to be with people.

  • Avid talker.

  • Tells stories about him/herself.