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Feeling Down Social Story

Feeling Down

'Feeling a bit down' describes the times when life is less interesting, when we 'lack energy' and lose enthusiasm for everything we normally do.

Sometimes people talk of life's ups and downs. This describes how from time to time we all feel either happier or sadder than usual depending what is going on in our lives.

Sometimes we know why we feel happy or down and sometimes we don't. It is quite common to feel a bit down a day or so after something really exciting or enjoyable has happened.

Feeling a bit down every now and again is OK. The feeling usually goes away after we rest.

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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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Feeling Down

Feeling Down  Social Story

A print out version of the social story example above.

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You may also be interested in the following pages:

Social Story Introduction

Social Story Examples

Social Story Resources

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