When “Bad” Children Aren’t Really Bad

No matter how charming the child, eventually parents find themselves exasperated with their child’s behavior. Sometimes it is easy for a parent to assume intentional misbehavior when other motives actually may be at work. By watching his own children, Piaget gave us some cognitive concepts to reexamine what “bad’ kids may really be up to. See if you can identify a cognitive concept from Piaget that explains each child’s cognition and behavior. Choose from the following list of Piagetian concepts: 
Assimilation Accommodation Primary circular reaction Secondary circular reaction Intentional, goal-directed behavior Object permanence Organization Scheme