Dealing with being embarrassed is not easy for anyone. Some of us are more socially savvy and are able to laugh it off, hide it or just deal with it. I have several students who would get extremely mad at seemingly small events. Once I figured out they were actually turning embarrassment into strong anger feelings, I was able to problem solve. Instead of them lashing out to others and continuing to escalate, I teach and remind that embarrassment is a normal feeling that everyone has, strategies to “deal” with it and how to get over it. This has helped my kiddos tremendously. This social story
is a great lesson in just that. So much so, that I actually shared it with entire classes. There are some things that kids get embarrassed over that they really shouldn't, like compliments. We discuss typical and atypical things that could cause embarrassment. Nobody likes to be embarrassed, after all. But it’s inevitable. Your student will learn several strategies and will normalize this feeling as a short and passing one.