You’ve seen these kids…they’re bright, always talking, refuse to be told anything. They feel superior to others, are usually loners and are intense.
This child ruins events for everyone with their need to control. It’s tough to feel kindly toward these kids. They’re obnoxious. They don’t learn from their failures and so, their social skills don’t improve.
They may be mistaken as having Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, so having a comprehensive assessment can target the reasons for the behavior.
These kids may be suffering from anxiety. They use their strong verbal skills to control through conflict. They have very few other ways of engaging others in a healthy fashion because giving up control creates anxiety. Avoid arguing with them; you won’t win and they learn nothing. Take charge now.
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