Little Miss Know-It-All and a Defiant Boy for 07/22/2017
Dear Family Coach
Dear Family Coach: Sometimes I notice that my child acts like a know-it-all. She is constantly raising her hand in class and telling her friends the best way to do play a game or do any task. Her friends are getting annoyed, and I see how it causes her to struggle socially. How can I help her work better with her peers? — Know-It-All’s Mom
Dear Mom: There are several reasons you may be raising a know-it-all. Your daughter might be highly intelligent and simply interested in sharing her knowledge. She might also have a fragile self-esteem. In other words, she acts like a know-it-all because she is afraid kids won’t like her if she acts like herself. Lastly, your daughter might have difficulty reading social situations. She likely doesn’t understand the effect her actions have on her peers. I bet she is struggling with one or more of these reasons.
Updated: Sat Jul 22, 2017