Social story to help students learn self-regulation skills when angry or frustrated. Story is as follows with visual supports:
Sometimes, I feel angry and that is okay.
Everyone feels angry sometimes.
I may feel angry if...
someone teases me, someone gets in my personal space, I don't get a turn
When I feel angry, I can try to calm down by...
taking deep breaths, counting to ten, thinking happy thoughts
I can also try to calm down by...
taking a walk, squeezing a stress ball, giving my body a break
I can use my words to say "I feel angry" or "I am mad."
It may also help to talk with a teacher or a friend.
I am learning how to stay calm when I feel angry.
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