Social Skills Video: Laughing With Not At

By Brittany Lehane October 7, 2015

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35 - Laughing With Not At_28Mike falls in the hallway and Jeff makes a joke. Mike is really hurt and gets upset when Jeff makes a joke about him. Jeff learns that friends laugh with each other, not at each other. When it happens again, Jeff makes sure Mike is OK. When Mike starts laughing, Jeff makes a joke and laughs with Mike. This time, Mike has much different thoughts about Jeff.

Use Laughing With Not At

A lot of my student’s parents bring up the concern that their child doesn’t understand when they are part of a group and when they are not. This can lead into confusing social situations. We never want students to become part of a friendship that is not really a friendship at all. Therefore we can teach some ways to recognize when you are part of the group. This video focuses on when friends are laughing with each other in a friendly way, which is totally fine. It also shows what it looks like to be laughed at, which does not feel good.

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