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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.

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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.