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Four Main Causes of Misbehavior at School, as Described by Sister Pat McCormack

Today’s post is being shared from Today’s Catholic Teacher. Written by Sr. Patricia M. McCormack, IHM, EdD and originally published January 30, 2019.


Manage Misbehavior

When your heart is happy, things do not bother you; you are less likely to take offense, you are cooperative, and the day flows by pleasantly. When your heart is hurting, negative behavior or a short fuse is evident, and the day gets worse as it progresses.

Misbehavior has four main causes, each reflecting a basic human need. If you train yourself to become sensitive to the causes, you will know how to redirect misbehavior and feed legitimate human needs. Learn how to recognize and respond to these four needs:

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