Feeling Lonely Social Stories

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Feeling Lonely Social Stories

Feeling Lonely

Feeling lonely is an uncomfortable sense of separation - of not connecting with other people.

Anyone can feel lonely and it can happen for lots of different reasons:

Being away from home
Feeling different to the people around you
Having problems with friends
Feeling you’re not as good as others

Feeling lonely is not nice but there are things you can do to help:

Joining a club or activity
Telling someone about how you feel
Trying to chat to more people
Looking for the good in people - finding the things that you like about them

Feeling lonely happens when we don’t connect with other people. It is an uncomfortable feeling but we can try to do something about it.

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I Feel Lonely

I feel lonely sometimes. It can feel like I’m on my own with no one around me. This can make me sad and unhappy.

When I’m feeling lonely I can try to do something about it. I can:

Try talking and listening to someone
Ask to join in a game with others
Try to find out good things about those around me
Join after-school clubs and activities
Do things that distract me like doing puzzles or reading.
Tell an adult how I feel

I don’t like to feel lonely. If I try I can do things that make me feel better.

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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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Feeling Lonely

Feeling Lonely  Social Story

A print out version of the Feeling Lonely social story example above.

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I Feel Lonely

I feel lonely Social Story

A print out version of the I Feel Lonely social story example above.

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You may also be interested in the following pages:

Circle of Friends

Loneliness

Social Story Examples

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