Social Skills Video: Taking Responsibility
This blog post is one in a series of entries outlining our social skills videos. Our social skills video library is up to 80 videos, each focusing on a social interaction that children and young adults has to face on a daily basis. All videos compare expected and unexpected behavior and show internal thoughts to get the perspective of everyone involved. Videos can be viewed on all your devices, including PC’s, Mac’s, iPad and Android tablets, and smartphones. To learn more about our social skills video library, head over to our main Social Skills Videos page.
When Sarah and Kate ask Mike about a video he saw, Mike gets up and accidentally leaves a mess on the table. When the teacher asks who did it, Mike doesn’t say anything because he doesn’t want to get in trouble. There ends up being a consequence for the whole class. Mike realizes that no one can solve our problems for us, and he needs to take responsibility for his own actions. He tries again and tells the teacher it was his fault. She tells him to go clean it up and everything ends up being OK.
Use Taking Responsibility
Taking responsibility or our actions comes with maturity. This can be useful in many different social situations, such as quarrels with friends or in a job setting.