Spoiled Behavior in the School-Age Child

Moustakas, Clark E.
March 1958
Education Digest;Mar1958, Vol. 23 Issue 7, p36
This article focuses on managing spoiled students in elementary schools in the U.S. A spoiled child is often regarded as impulsive, uncontrollable, and irresponsible and may be heartily disliked by his teachers and friends. The basic problem is that both parents and teachers have been concerned with the destructiveness of the spoiled child rather than with his growth. A new and different relation is then required. It is necessary to meet a spoiled child as a person. There must be recognition of his external spoiled behavior but also an awareness of something of value. It is then essential to consult the expertise of a therapist.


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