This fun, rhyming social story teaches the dangers of using mean words and then offers a series of tips to avoid hurting others with words. Word choice, apologizing, thinking before speaking, and tone of voice are all addressed. If you have a student or child who is in the habit of speaking to others inappropriately, this story could be helpful in teaching or reviewing the importance of stopping, thinking, and choosing kind words.
Color and black and white versions are included.
Keywords: social story, social skills, kind words, mean words, tone of voice, apologizing, thinking twice, hurting feelings, friends, friendship, special education, autism, intellectual disability, emotional disabilities, behavior disorder, social stories, The Deane's List