Being Wrong

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Being Wrong

Being wrong is doing or thinking something that we learn is not right.

Everyone is wrong sometimes. It is impossible to know everything. Sometimes we just don't know. Sometimes we forget. Sometimes we get confused. Sometimes we learn facts and information that is not correct or true. This is all a very normal part of learning and it happens all the way through our lives.

It can be a very uncomfortable feeling when we find out we are wrong. We can feel embarrassed. We might feel ashamed. We can feel stupid and useless. Sometimes we may feel angry. All these feelings are OK but we should try not to worry about them and stay calm.

When we find out we are wrong it is usually a good idea to say so. Sometimes we might say sorry. Sometimes we might thank the other person for helping us to get it right. Sometimes there is no opportunity to say or do anything and we should try not to worry about it.

Everyone makes mistakes and gets things wrong. Even when we believe we are totally right we can be wrong. It is wise to understand that we can be wrong and be willing to check our facts. This way we have a chance to learn from our mistakes.

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Use the above example to help you create your own social story matched to your child's needs. You may want to modify some of the language for very young children but try to avoid losing precise meaning when using more accessible language. Creating social stories with photos or picture can often help too. This example is available in a printable format below.

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Being Wrong

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