<empty>       <empty><empty>
         
  <empty> The Social Skills Picture Book <empty>  
   
         
   

Return to Picture Book Table of Contents

Accepting No for an Answer

  1. Sometimes parents and people say “No” when you ask them for something.
    Child asks, "Can I play this game?" Teacher responds, "No. Do this work first."
    When the boy asks to play the game, the teacher says no and tells him to do his work first.

     

  2. Say, “Okay” and do not get mad.
Child says, "Okay," and begins work on a worksheet. Teacher thinks, "I'm happy he accepted no." Child says, "No. I want to play now!" Teacher answers, "No. You must go sit and do your work."

Right Way

The boy says okay and does not get mad. He knows he will get to play the game later.

Wrong Way

The boy gets mad and does not accept no for an answer.

 

  1. If you accept no, then the other person will be happy and may let you do something you want to do later.
Teacher and child are playing the game. Teacher says, "Now that you've finished your work, you  can play the game." Child thinks, "I'm happy I waited." Child is sitting at a desk with a worksheet in front of him. Child thinks, "I'm angry that I stillh ave to do work and can't play."

Right Way

The boy now gets to play because he waited until he finished his work.

Wrong Way

The boy still can’t play because he would not accept no and wait to play.

Return to Picture Book Table of Contents


The Social Skills Picture Book, Dr. Jed Baker
Order from Future Horizons. Click on the book picture above to go directly to the product.

   
   
Back to top
   
         
Social Skills Training Project
<empty> Services
<empty> Therapists
<empty> Books and Manuals
<empty> Workshops and Events
<empty> How to become a client
<empty> Contact us