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Misbehavior: Misguided Power

Medical doctor Alfred Adler first identified four “mistaken goals” of misbehavior in the early 1900s, and his ideas were later popularized by other psychologists and early childhood experts.

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Misbehavior: Undue Attention

Psychologists have observed that misbehavior is often a way children seek belonging and significance. When the child’s need for belonging and significance isn’t met, misbehavior tends to occur.

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