To behave in a rowdy, improper, or unruly fashion
To work improperly due to mechanical difficulties
Children also commonly misbehave when they are deprived of adult attention or when they are tired, bored, or hungry.
If this does not bring the attention they want, some firstborns defy authority and misbehave or rebel.
The main advantage of understanding that your kids will misbehave occasionally, is to help you appreciate you are not alone.
Some of these children never seem to find their place in the social order, and they try to rebel or misbehave in order to draw attention to themselves.
Anna was very worried about her son going to kindergarten because he has a proclivity to misbehave.