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Behaviors At School

Behaviors Related To Power

Children can express the need for power either positively or negatively. And for some children, power is an extremely strong need. Parents should recognize that children need to know that they count. Parents need to make children feel significant. Remember, children who feel that others believe they are insignificant, or that no one cares whether or not they are around, may soon become behavior problems. You as the parent must grant power, whenever possible, to your child. The child who cannot find a power base in the home or school may attempt to find it outside school in gangs or other negative ways. Likewise, when you give a child a job to do, make sure he or she has the authority and responsibility that go with the task. A sense of ownership is power. And children feel a sense of ownership when they are involved in shared decision making at home or at school.

Other Behaviors (with a paid membership)

  • The Agitator
  • The Angry
  • The Arrogant
  • The Authority Pusher
  • The Boss
  • The Bully
  • The Chiseler
  • The Complainer
  • The Con Artist
  • The Defier
  • The Destroyer
  • The Disengaged
  • The Disrespectful
  • The Distracter
  • The Dreamer
  • The Excuse Maker
  • The Exploder
  • The Fighter
  • The Foulmouth
  • The Fun Seeker
  • The Goldbrick
  • The Gossip
  • The Grade Gubber
  • The Griper
  • The Habitual Absentee
  • The Hater
  • "I Won't Do It"
  • The Influencer
  • The Intellectual Show-Off
  • The Jealous
  • The Know-It-All
  • The Last Worder
  • The Lazy
  • The Lewd
  • The Negative Group
  • The Objector
  • The Overly Aggressive
  • The Petty Rules Breaker
  • The Procrastinator
  • The Questioner
  • The Rabble Rouser
  • The Repeater
  • The Scrapper
  • The Sexuality Broadcaster
  • The Show-Off
  • The Sidetracker
  • The Skeptic
  • The Skipper
  • The Smart Aleck
  • The Smartmouth
  • The Snotty
  • The Spoiled
  • The Swearer
  • Talks Back
  • The Tattletale
  • The Thief
  • The Troublemaker
  • The Vindictive