Social Stories on a New Baby in the Family

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

When a student gets a new sibling, all sorts of different feelings and questions can abound. This lesson helps your students think through these experiences using social stories.

Social Stories & Emotional Experiences

A social story is a short anecdote told from the perspective of an imagined student who's going through something similar to what your own students might be encountering. Because social stories are simple, clear, and explicit, they can help students find language for talking about and strategies for dealing with complicated situations. One such situation is the experience of having a new baby in the family! Whether your students are coping with envy, confusion, excitement, or anger, the social stories in this lesson will help you give them the vocabulary and strategies they need to handle the change with grace.

New Babies, Worries, & Jealousy

I'm so excited that we are getting a new baby in my family! I'm going to be a big brother! Being a big brother means that someone will look up to me, and I will have new jobs and responsibilities. I'm going to get to play with the baby and learn lots of new things!

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