Social Stories

I have decided to write some social stories for parents and schools to help with some of the every day things that our kids go through. Things such as going through puberty and social interactions in the playground. As I do them I will list them on here in categories.  I will be selling them for $5.00 per story or 3 for $10. This will be a basic story for you to add to with text or pictures depending on your need. I am happy to do specific stories targeted at a particular child or problem for $20 each. For example, my social story for Beth getting her period involved the Powerpuff Girls getting their periods. Once again, this will just be the words and you can add pictures if required. Please email me on sarahoconnor@iprimus.com.au if you are wanting to order any stories and I will give you my bank details to direct deposit. Please feel free to pass on to friends and / or schools. Cheers, Sarah x

So far on the list is :

Girls getting their periods – see below – free

When you fancy somebody who doesn’t like you back

How to cope with losing games

Computer games are not real life

Coping with bullies

Not getting your own way

Coping with others feelings regarding death

Friendship circles

 

Here is a testimonial from a satisfied client :

I had been following Sarah’s blog for a while and noticed that she writes social stories. I approached Sarah and asked if she could write a social story for our son to help with his difficulty. Sarah kindly wrote a well suited and fitting story as she also has an autistic child and is well experienced dealing with such matters. The social story made it easy for us to engage our son when reading this story that Sarah had written for us. The story prompted questions and helped foster an open discussion with our son. This was a subject that was always avoided by our son due to his inability to comprehend or deal with death of the people he once knew and loved and also the sadness it created for the family.

We cannot thank Sarah enough and will certainly be in contact with her for other social stories that she writes.

Regards

Sue Y.

(Please feel free to make suggestions for stories!)

Here is an example of one of my social stories regarding periods :

When girls start to get a bit older they go through what is called puberty.
Puberty can seem a bit yucky sometimes. You get hair in funny places. You get it
under your arms and on your vagina. Sometimes your underarms start to smell and
you have to start wearing deodorant to make you smell nice again.
This can happen at all different ages. Some girls start their puberty at 8 or
9, others don’t go through puberty until they are teenagers. Usually when girls
start puberty they have to start wearing funky bras because their boobs start to
grow too!

Something else happens when girls go through puberty. Blood starts to come
out of the vagina sometimes. This is called a period. It can be pretty messy  so
girls put what’s called a pad in their knickers. This stops the blood from
getting on to their clothes. It can feel a bit uncomfortable sometimes before
you get used to wearing them. They have a sticky strip on them to stick them to
the undies and sometimes have what are called wings which stick underneath your
undies.

It’s a bit scary when you first get your period if you don’t know what’s
going on. If blood starts coming from your vagina you should speak to an adult
to check what to do. All mums and female teachers or helpers know what to do
because they’ve all had their period. Dads and male teachers are ok to talk to
too as they know what periods are. It can seem a bit embarrassing to talk to
somebody about something so private but everybody understands.

There’s nothing wrong with you when you get your period, it doesn’t mean that
you are hurt just because you are bleeding. It’s natural even though it’s a bit
yucky. Girls get their periods every month. Usually they bleed for about 5 days.
Sometimes it feels like you have to change your pad all the time, especially
when your period starts but it gets less and less as the days go on. When your
period first starts it’s good to have something under you when you sleep, just
in case a bit of blood leaks out.

Just remember, every woman has had their period or still gets their period so
it doesn’t mean that anything is wrong. Even people on telly and in pop bands
get their periods! It’s messy and a bit yucky at times but it’s natural and
nothing to worry about.

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