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Behaviors At Home

Behaviors Related To Achievement

All people have a need to succeed. They also have a need to be recognized for their success. The truth is that a great deal of misbehavior results because some kids can’t win in school or at home—and the only way they can get any recognition is through failure. As parents, we must be aware that success without recognition weakens motivation. Helping kids win and recognizing their achievements are two of the most important things we do. Remember, any improvement, no matter how small, is a positive, constructive achievement. Likewise, whenever children make an effort and the parent doesn’t recognize the effort, they soon realize that they will get the same “reward” for doing nothing—so why bother to try? Be aware of your child’s victories and celebrate them!
The Attention Demander

Other Behaviors (with a paid membership)

  • The Alibier
  • The Angel
  • The Animal
  • The Apple Polisher
  • The Boss
  • The Cheater
  • The Class Clown
  • The Clique
  • The Complainer
  • The Crier (Who Claims Foul)
  • The Defier
  • The Destroyer
  • The Disorganized
  • The Disrupter
  • The Distracter
  • The Do-Nothing
  • The Dreamer
  • The Exaggerator
  • The Excuse Maker
  • The Exploder
  • The Failer
  • The Forgetter
  • The Goer
  • The Goldbrick
  • The Grade Gubber
  • The Greedy
  • The Griper
  • The Habitual Absentee
  • The Hider
  • "I Can't"
  • "I Don't Care"
  • "I Won't Do It"
  • The "Idiot" Syndrome
  • The Immature
  • The Indifferent
  • The Irresponsible
  • The Jealous
  • The Know-It-All
  • The Late Arriver
  • The Lazy
  • The Malcontent
  • The Negative Group
  • The Noncompleter with Grand Plans
  • The Nonparticipator
  • The Objector
  • The Petty Rules Breaker
  • The Pouter
  • The Rabble Rouser
  • The Repeater
  • Satisfied with Second Place
  • The Scrapper
  • The Shadow
  • The Show-Off
  • The Sidetracker
  • The Skeptic
  • The Skipper
  • The Sleeper
  • The Sneak
  • The Stewer
  • The Talker
  • The Tardy
  • The Test Challenger
  • The Truant
  • The Underachiever
  • The Unprepared
  • The Victim
  • The Wanderer
  • The Whiner