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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 Attention Demander
The Crier (Who Sheds Tears)
"I Can't"
"Not My Fault"
Behaviors At School

The Immature

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

  • Very self-centered.

  • Unable to think for him/herself.

  • Doesn't follow directions.

  • Demands a great deal of individual teacher time and involvement.

  • Exhibits "baby" traits or characteristics which carry over into his/her behavior-crying, pouting, foot-stamping, etc.

  • Does not relate well with peers.

  • Has a short memory concerning his/her immature behavior. This is the one sure way to identify the immature student. One minute the student seems to understand his/her immature emotions, and agrees to act better, and the next minute he/she is acting out the same misbehavior again.

  • Worse, when questioned about repeated immaturity, often acts as if unable to help him/herself or as if it's the first time he/she has ever acted this way.

  • Continues to tease, poke, touch, tap pencils, and drop books on the floor as a way of getting attention. That's why his/her immaturity surfaces continually.

  • Cannot complete daily work without constantly checking with teacher.