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Behaviors At School

Behaviors Related To Self-Confidence

Lack of self-confidence is also a cause of misbehavior. Children who lack self-confidence honestly expect failure. They don’t feel they have the ability to function in the classroom—but may feel completely adequate outside school or when they’re supposed to be doing something connected with school. They frustrate us as parents because they are often capable of handling their schoolwork successfully—but they don’t. We are angered because we feel their behavior is a cop-out. It is—except they really think they can’t win in school. These children use inability—real or assumed—to escape participation. When they are supposed to be doing their homework, they play and look for distractions instead. Then they make excuses like “I couldn’t do it” or “I’m dumb.” No amount of parental encouragement seems to make difference to them. You can identify Lack of Self-Confidence as the cause of the inappropriate behavior by the feeling the behavior generates within you. When Lack of Self-Confidence is the cause of the misbehavior, you will generally feel Frustrated.

Other Behaviors (with a paid membership)

  • The Alibier
  • The Angry
  • The Apathetic
  • The Blabbermouth
  • The Boss
  • The Bully
  • The Cheater
  • The Complainer
  • The Crier (Who Claims Foul)
  • The Crier (Who Sheds Tears)
  • The Disengaged
  • The Disorganized
  • The Do-Nothing
  • The Dreamer
  • The Exaggerator
  • The Excuse Maker
  • The Exploder
  • The Failer
  • The Follower
  • The Fun Seeker
  • The Gossip
  • The Habitual Absentee
  • "I Can't"
  • "I Don't Care"
  • The "Idiot" Syndrome
  • The Immature
  • The Indifferent
  • The Irresponsible
  • The Late Arriver
  • The Lazy
  • The Liar
  • The Loner
  • The Noncompleter with Grand Plans
  • The Nonparticipator
  • "Not My Fault"
  • The Overly Aggressive
  • The Pouter
  • The Rebel
  • The Rude
  • Satisfied with Second Place
  • The Shadow
  • The Shy
  • The Skeptic
  • The Skipper
  • The Sleeper
  • The Smart Aleck
  • The Snob
  • The Snotty
  • The Stewer
  • The Swearer
  • The Tardy
  • The Teaser
  • The Test Challenger
  • The Troublemaker
  • The Truant
  • The Underachiever
  • The Unprepared
  • The Victim
  • The Vindictive
  • The Whiner