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.