Hitting Social Story

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Hitting Social Story

Two examples are given

Hitting 1

Hitting is trying to hurt someone using your hands and arms.

Hitting someone on purpose is not OK. It is a very unkind thing to do and can cause painful injuries. Because hitting people is wrong it can be against the law.

Hitting someone can make them feel upset or angry. Adults may also be very angry with children who hit other children.

When someone has been unkind to us it can make us feel very angry and upset. This is OK. We can feel like we want to hit them. That is not OK.

Hitting people is never OK to do and it can get you in to trouble.

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Hitting 2

Hitting someone is when I use my hands and arms to hurt someone.

If I hit someone on purpose it is a very unkind thing to do. I may hurt them badly and that is not OK. I may make them upset and that is not OK.

If I hit someone I can make adults angry with me. It can make the children around me not want to be near me or be my friends.

If I feel I am getting angry with someone I can try to:

Walk away

Tell an adult

Do a calming activity

It is never OK to hurt others. I can try not to hit anyone.

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

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Hitting 1

Hitting

A print out version of the Hitting 1 social story example above.

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Hitting 2

Hitting

A print out version of the Hitting 2 social story example above.

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Biting Social Story

Social Story Examples

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