Teaching emotional regulation is a multi-faceted subject. There are many different components and one that is truly essential is teaching your students that sometimes it's ok to hide your feelings. Actually it's recommended when you have really strong feelings at a certain age. This social story does a great job of explaining this in detail to students who might have a difficult time and tend to always show strong or extreme emotions. We discuss general expectations along with age expectations. It is really emphasized that just because you don't show your intense feelings, doesn't mean you don't have them. We also use perspective taking and thought bubbles to show how the people around you might think and feel if you do have strong feelings. Great for students with social cognitive deficits or on the autism spectrum.