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Stress Coping – Part 3, Passive Agressive

A few days ago Emma received a call from her son Andrew’s school. Lately Andrew had been getting into trouble with various teachers for his attitude. When Emma talked to him about this behaviour, he muttered something under his breath and rolled his eyes – apparently letting her know that he will always be smarter than she. With no straight answers from Andrew, Emma paid her son’s teachers a visit.

It turns out that Andrew was disrupting class, yet not taking the blame for the disruptions. Some of these disruptions were distracting other students, making jokes when the teachers asked questions, being the ‘class clown’ and using sarcastic remarks with the teachers. When the teachers tried to discuss this with him, Andrew was either simply silent or he blamed other people for his outbursts. (more…)