Ask an adult or someone older to help you with this exercise.
Example 1: Imagine your friend is sad because their friend doesn’t want to sit next to them on the bus.
We need to accept a no answer, but we can also understand the sad or upset feelings that might come along with hearing “no”. It’s important to deal with those hard feelings in a positive way. You might tell your friend something like this:
Example 2: You and your friend’s parents are planning a surprise party for your friend/their child.
Since it’s a surprise it needs to be a secret. But did you know there is a different between a surprise and a secret? Here’s a way to help differentiate surprises and secrets:
Example 3: Have you even someone taking toys or object without permission?
Asking about if you can play with someone else’s toys or barrow something from them is asking permission or consent. Let’s see how respect and consent work together.
Example 4: You don’t feel like giving a hug.
Sometimes we don’t feel like hugs. And you should not be forced by a family member or friend to hug or touch anyone if you don’t feel like it. Just like you have to accept when people tell you “No”, others should respect you. Here are examples:
Take time to talk to the adult with you. It’s important to have someone you can tell if someone made you feel uncomfortable. Remember secrets can be harmful, so talk to someone to respect.