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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 Alibier
The Apathetic
The Do-Nothing
"I Can't"
The Indifferent
The Irresponsible
The Lazy
The Unprepared
Behaviors At School

"I Don't Care"

Mistakes: Common misjudgments and errors in managing the child which may perpetuate or intensify the problem.

  • Not trying to find out what's really important for this child.

  • Failing to ask what really motivates or would motivate this student, what he/she would be interested in and would like to do, and how he/she would like to approach it.

  • Making the student's problems exclusively his/her own, and beginning to manifest an "I don't care" attitude toward the student.

  • Reinforcing this negative behavior in either subtle or overt ways.

  • Giving up on this student.

  • Getting tough.

  • Responding personally.

  • Failing to look for tiny improvements in the student's behavior or attempts to complete tasks.