They come to school with one big urge: to be liked by the other children, to find a place they can fit in. It is not a question of being in or out; IN they have to be. Children have only one choice: to be in on something good or to be in on something bad. No child can stand to be ignored. It feels better to be noticed for swearing, or for mistakes, or for forgetting, or for silliness, than not to be noticed at all.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1975 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Hymes, James L. Jr.
"A Pound of Prevention: Teacher's Guide to Behavior Problems,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 12
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol12/iss1/2