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Double Standards Social Stories

Double Standards

Double standards is applying a rule to others but not yourself.

Rules are important because they help everybody know how to behave correctly. But rules are only fair when they apply to everyone.

Sometimes we don't like it when we are stopped doing something because of a rule. We might not like that rule and want it to go away. Feeling like that is OK but it still important to follow the rule.

Sometimes we don't want a rule for ourselves but want it for others. This is not fair and equal. If we do this, people may accuse us of having double standards.

It is not OK for someone to want a rule to apply to others but not themselves. This is double standards and is not fair.

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My Double Standards

Double standards is not following rules but wanting others to do so.

I know that rules are important even the ones I don't like. If I don't follow the rules I may get into trouble and make people cross with me.

Sometimes I want others to do something when I won't do it myself. I know this is not fair but it is how I feel sometimes. If I try to get others to follow my rules when I don't follow them myself people may say it is not fair. They may say I have double standards and they may get cross or upset with me.

It is OK if sometimes I do not like a rule. It is also OK to wish that rules only apply to others. Feeling like this is OK but it is still important that I follow rules. If I don't people will be cross with me.

Saying that others should do something when I don't do it myself is not OK.

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Use the above examples 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 pictures can often help too. Each social story example is also available in a printable format below.

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Double Standards

Double Standards Social Story

A print out version of the Double Standards social story example above.

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My Double Standards

My Double Standards Social Story Example

A print out version of the My Double Standards social story example above.

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You may also be interested in the following pages:

Being Wrong

Go and Do This

Understanding Blame Social Stories

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