Social Skills Video: Think It or Say It-Older
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.
Sarah sees Kate wearing a dress. Sarah hates dresses because she thinks they are uncomfortable. She tells Kate that she doesn’t like dresses. Sarah needs to think: if Kate is wearing a dress, she probably likes dresses. If Sarah has a thought that might hurt someone, she should keep that thought inside. Next time, before she speaks, she wonders: should I think it, or should I say it?
Use Think It or Say It-Older
There are some things we just can’t say out loud. Ask a group to make a list of these things and talk about why not. Some students have a hard time getting past telling the truth and being polite. This leads to great discussions about how to give polite responses without hurting people’s feelings. You can even introduce the topic of white lies if you want to.