There's one child in my 1st grade classroom who has an extremely difficult time with being wrong -- whether it's inappropriate behavior (he disrupts class and misuses objects constantly) or an incorrect answer on a worksheet. He gets extremely upset, argues, cries with or without tears, hides under tables, etc. In order to be right, he will copy other students' answers and make up lies when he is caught doing something inappropriate. He has also done things like bringing money or an extra Lunchable to give to other students "so they will be nice to me." People tend to dislike working with him because of the aforementioned behaviors. I know this could be normal behavior on occasion, but it happens ALL the time, every day, and he spends a significant portion of the day not participating. It seems like he simply can't handle being wrong. I've been googling around for ideas on why this might be/how to deal with it, and everything from ADHD to childhood narcissism reflects his behavior. Not that I want to label the child, just trying to hunt down solutions. The parents are extremely supportive of him, and have told me that because of his difficulty in school, they try to be very positive/encouraging with him at home. He seems to have a good family environment. When his behavior or answers need to be corrected, what do I do? Just telling him once and leaving him alone doesn't tend to have any effect... but making him change the situation right away often results in a power struggle. Should I give him more space? Give him more/less praise? More/less attention?