Social Skills to Turn Negative Into Positive

We all have bad days.  Not every day can be great for your child or student, but you can teach them tips to turn that bad day around and find the positives!

Try these four tricks to turn your bad day around: 

  1. Talk to someone about what is upsetting you. Sometimes talking it out can make you feel better about things and give you a new perspective. 
  2. Spend time doing something you like that cheers you up like listening to music or reading a book. That will help take your mind off of the bad parts of the day. 
  3. Focus on the positives! 
  4. Remember that tomorrow is a new day and today will pass. 

Not only can these tips help your child or student when they have a bad day, but they can in turn use these as helpful tips to their peers when a friend is having a bad day. 

Learn more about teaching your child or student how to turn their day around by using our Social Skills PowerPoint resources on this topic! You’ll find helpful resources such as a mini-schedule, lesson outline, homework lessons, and activities to reinforce this subject matter.

Power Point Presentations:

I Can Turn My Day Around Power Point Presentation

I Can Turn My Day Around Facilitators Guide

Resource Materials:

I Can Turn My Day Around Teacher Note

I Can Turn My Day Around Parent Note

I Can Turn My Day Around Outline

I Can Turn My Day Around Mini Schedule

I Can Turn My Day Around Magnet Cards

I Can Turn My Day Around Homework

I Can Turn My Day Around Activity

Pre/Post Assessment

A pre and post lesson assessment is included in each lesson. Use of the assessment is an instructor preference.  Many of the ‘homework’ pages for a lesson can be used as a pre/post assessment device alone or as part of the provided assessment.  Each homework page can be checked by the instructor as well as the student.

Review all included pages of the lesson to determine what ‘assessment’ method will meet your needs.  If the student is able to achieve a + in the majority of items of the pre-assessment, or if the student has been observed to display the skill topic of the lesson often, then the lesson may not be introduced or can be taught with a group as review and/or reinforcement.

I Can Turn My Day Around Pre/Post Assessment

This resource was authored by Watson Institute Special Education Consultant, Andee Morris, M.Ed. 

If you have questions or concerns about the Watson Institute’s use of this information, please contact us.