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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 Do-Nothing
The Excuse Maker
"I Can't"
The Lazy
Behaviors At School

Satisfied with Second Place

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

  • Accepting second place as his/her "level" of achievement.

  • Assuming that since the student is near the top of the class, he/she is working to capacity.

  • Believing that this student is "secure" in the class setting.

  • Failing to encourage the student to compete with him/herself for higher goals.

  • Thinking he/she gets enough recognition.

  • Failing to develop a significant working relationship.

  • Believing the student's current level of achievement will continue throughout his/her schooling.

  • Talking him/her into competing against another student.