Social Skills Video: Act Like You’re Interested – Younger
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Alessandra is talking to Serena about a penguin movie she watched. Serena isn’t interested in penguins, and tells Alessandra that she doesn’t care. Alessandra is hurt by Serena’s actions. Sometimes in life we have to act like we’re interested so we don’t hurt people’s feelings.
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I like to let students in on a little tip. I’m not always interested when I talk to other adults in the school. They might love sports games where I don’t really care about sports. I always act like I am interested and show I am listening because that is polite. It’s okay if they are not interested in their classmate’s weekend plans but they need to show they are in order to be polite. It’s another funny thing we just do all the time!