Social Skills
Do You Want Things to Be Different? (Teens)

This worksheet teaches teens seven strategies to look at their problems differently, including: looking at how others have handled a similar problem, acknowledging feelings, but understanding that they don’t determine actions; communicating with others more effectively. (0323, decision-making, solution-focused therapy, problem-solving, impulse control)

Using the L.U.V. Technique to Improve Family Communication Skills

This worksheet was developed to help families develop better communication skills. It describes the LUV technique which teaches family members to Listen, Understand, and Validate. It encourages the use of I-Messages and compliments and discourages negative communication like put-downs and criticism. A chart is provided to keep track of how family members use these tools at a family meeting. (0323, communication, family therapy)

Stop the Comparison Game (Teens)

This worksheet is intended to help teens understand that continuously comparing themselves to others can be detrimental to their self-esteem. A chart is used for teens to think about how they have compared themselves to someone they know and how this comparison made them feel.  Questions guide teens to find ways to appreciate others without comparing themselves unfavorably. (0123, self-image, self-worth, identity, social skills)

Understanding Others (Teens)

This worksheet teaches teens the different types of empathy and helps them understand how to increase their empathy by reading body language, being compassionate, and listening carefully to others. (1222, empathy, behavior problems, social problems, Asperger Syndrome, ASD)

Coping with Feeling Excluded (Teens)

This worksheet is designed to help teens deal with being excluded. It instructs them to accept their feelings, avoid jumping to conclusions, communicate their needs, pay attention to their strengths, and more. Questions help teens explore the times they have felt excluded and think about what they could have done differently. (1222, social skills, loneliness, peer pressure)

Using the 7 Cs to Manage Stress (Teen)

This worksheet describes 7 ways to manage stress.  It asks teens to make a mini-poster showing how they might use each coping technique.  (0822, coping, emotional regulation, stress)

Improving Your Self-Awareness

This worksheet is designed to help people increase their self-awareness which can help in emotional regulation and in social interactions.  A chart is provided to help people keep track of their thoughts and feelings as they encounter challenging situations. (0722, self-awareness, insight, emotional intelligence, emotional regulation, relationships)

Handling Disagreements in a Healthy Way

This worksheet suggests how to have “healthy” disagreements, which can actually strengthen relationships.  The worksheet gives specific strategies on how people can take a more productive approach to disagreements.  It then gives questions to help people analyze what they did right or wrong in a recent argument. (0722, communication, relationships, arguing, anger)

Dealing with Name-Calling (Kids and Younger Teens)

This worksheet is designed to help children and younger teens deal with peers or siblings who call them names.  It suggests six practical and effective ways to handle name-calling. It also contains questions to help kids or teens explore how they react to name-calling. (0722, teasing, behavior problems, sibling rivalry, bullying, Autism, ASD)

Practicing Good Manners (Kids and Teens)

This worksheet is designed to help children understand the importance of having good manners in the home. It lists some important manners to show others that you consider their feelings. Questions ask kids and teens to consider how they would react in appropriate ways. (0422, ASD, ADHD, manners, behavior)

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