Being Wrong Social Story

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Being Wrong Social Story

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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When I'm Wrong

I like to be right about the things I say and do. I don't like it when I'm wrong.

When I'm wrong I may feel embarrassed, upset or even angry. It is OK to have these feelings but it is really important that I stay calm.

When I've got something wrong I need to stay calm and remember that getting things wrong happens to everyone. I can also try to:

not worry about being wrong
do a calming activity
say "Sorry, I made a mistake."
tell an adult if I feel unhappy
ask for help so I get it right next time

Getting something wrong can make me feel uncomfortable. I can try my best to stay calm and get it right next time.

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Use the examples above to help you create your own social stories matched to your child's specific needs. Try to maintain the precise meaning when simplifying vocabulary for those that require more accessible language. Customising social stories with photos or pictures can often make them more likely to be accepted and used by children. The examples above are also available in a printable format below.

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Being Wrong

Being Wrong  Social Story

A print out version of the Being Wrong social story example above.

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When I'm Wrong

When I'm Wrong  Social Story

A print out version of the When I'm Wrong social story example above.

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