Have you ever thought about what the difference is between a responsible child as opposed to a reactive child?
Here is a brief introduction:
Firstly, a reactive child will constantly display a reaction to something. For example: There is a response followed by an immediate reaction.
Secondly, if there were to be a stimulus and the child is then given their choice followed by a response, this would then be considered a responsive behaviour. For example: If something negative may have occurred and then one immediately explodes due to this, you are clearly unhappy and reactive.
Thirdly, when there is a stimulus and you then choose not to become reactive, this would be considered a responsive tendency.