Social Skills Video: Seeing Someone Else’s Side – Older

By Brittany Lehane October 6, 2015

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76 - Seeing Someone Else's Side - Older_73Kate accidentally steps on Mike’s sneakers, and Mike gets very upset. Kate doesn’t understand why Mike is so upset, because it’s just an accident. Mike doesn’t understand why Kate doesn’t care. When it happens again, they think about the other person’s side – Kate knows these are Mike’s favorite sneakers, so she apologizes. Mike understands it was just an accident, and it’s no big deal.

Use Seeing Someone Else’s Side-Older

Taking other people’s perspective can be really difficult. Students may be able to tell how something made them feel but have a harder time imagining themselves in a situation that hasn’t happened to them. Ask them to think hard and use their imaginations to make a move in their head. In that movie how would they feel? Once they get the hang of it, they can practice telling how they would feel in other situations. This video stresses the important of how seeing things from another’s view can help solve problems.

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