Boys Town Social Skills

Asking for Help

1. Look at the person.

2. Ask the person if they have time to help you.

3. Clearly explain the kind of help that you need.

4. Thank the person for helping.

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Accepting "No" for an Answer

1. Look at the person

2. Say "Okay"

3. Stay Calm

4. If you disagree, ask later.

Disagreeing Appropriately

1. Look at the person.

2. Use a pleasant voice.

3. Tell why you feel differently.

4. Give a reason.

5. Listen to the other person.

Accepting Consequences

1. Look at the person.

2. Say "Okay."

3. Stay calm.

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Greeting Others

1. Look at the person.

2. Use a pleasant voice.

3. Say "Hi" or "Hello."

Making an Apology

1. Look at the person

2. Use a serious, sincere voice.

3. Say "I'm sorry for..." or "I want to apologize for..."

4. Explain how you plan to do better in the future.

5. Say "Thanks for listening."

Following Instructions

1. Look at the person

2. Say "Okay."

3. Do what you've been asked right away.

4. Check back

Getting the teacher's Attention

1. Look at the teacher.

2. Raise your hand and stay calm.

3. Wait until the teacher says your name.

4. Ask your question.

Accepting Compliments

1. Look at the person.

2. Use a pleasant voice.

3. Say "Thank you."