How to deal with bad behaviour

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How to deal with bad behaviour


Let’s face it, we’ve all been guilty of bad behaviour as a child but as we grow older, we realise that it’s not acceptable to carry on like that as an adult. In this article, we will outline the causes of bad behaviour and how to deal with bad behaviour.

Where does bad behaviour come from?

We all know that parents are your student’s primary caregivers and providers. It is their responsibility to bring up their children properly, not the schools. Part of this responsibility includes being the moral educators of their children to such an extent that the child is well aware of what type of behaviour is acceptable and what is not acceptable in society.

The problem is that some parents are not role models that their children need to develop good character and pro-social behavioural principles. This being the case, schools and teachers are being put in the position of trying to cope with anti-social and disruptive behaviour in their students that should have been straightened out by their parents at an early age.

How do schools fit in?

Schools do not exist to be social workers for their community but they do play a big part in helping to shape young minds through the environment of the school as a microcosm of society. It is in the school that the child first experiences the wider world and has to mix with people that come from different backgrounds, cultures and even languages.

For this reason, the school needs to fully involve parents and the local community to help with this transition into the wider world and any behavioural difficulties and problems that may manifest in the child at school.

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Recognising and Dealing with Disruptive Behaviour

Any early signs that a child is tending toward any form of disruptive behaviour in school must be immediately reported to the parents. Before this happens, the school should always ask the parents if the child has any special needs or disabilities at the time of enrolment and during any subsequent parent interviews.


Bad behaviour is a habit. Habits can be changed by replacing them with more beneficial and socially enriching beliefs and habits. There are ways in which schools can not just deal with the bad behaviour but help students change and get on with other people.

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