AWKWARD: The Social Dos and Don'ts of Being a Young Adult

AWKWARD: The Social Dos and Don'ts of Being a Young Adult

by Carlos Torres, Katie Saint

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Overview

AWKWARD: The Social Dos and Don'ts of Being a Young Adult breaks down family, friends, work, and community social situations to help provide tips on socially acceptable behavior in everyday situations. Each situation includes examples of dos and don’ts that related to different perspectives and learning styles. The "do" section is intended to teach specific actions that can be performed to help a situation go well, and the "don't" section is intended to help teach people which actions to avoid in order to prevent awkward or unpleasant interactions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941765944
Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date: 08/18/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 16 MB
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Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Carlos Torres is an author, coach, and therapist of kids and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He creates curriculum and designs groups for adolescents and young adults with autism, as well as coaches special needs sports teams. With a background in special education, he now works full-time designing skills programs and behavioral interventions for an in-home autism treatment program. He lives in Wisconsin.
Katie Saint is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and licensed professional therapist. She presents locally and internationally on topics related to Autism, mental health, and Applied Behavior Analysis, and has a private mental health counseling practice. She is also the Director of Training at an autism treatment program, and has designed college courses as well as published books and articles related to mental health. She lives in Wisconsin.

Table of Contents

FAMILY

  • Do people feel like I am a good listener? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
  • Do I know how to accept gifts? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
  • Do I know how to admit I am wrong and say sorry? . . . . . . . . .10
  • Do I know how to respond to someone talking about
  • something I don’t like? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
  • Do I know how and when to say no to family? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
  • Do I know how to act and talk when I am around family? . . . . 16
  • Do I know what to do when other people fight or argue? . . . . 18
  • Do I know how to plan a family event? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

    NON-FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

  • Do people think my house looks acceptable? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
  • Do I get along with my roommate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
  • Do people think I am a good host? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
  • Do people think I am a good guest? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
  • Do I look presentable? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
  • Do I interact well in groups? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
  • Do I realize when my friends are bored? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
  • Do I know how to get out of uncomfortable situations? . . . . . . 38
  • Do I know when I brag or talk about myself too much? . . . . . . 40
  • Do I give people enough space? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
  • Do I know how to deal with secrets? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
  • Do I know how to respond to a friend who is sad? . . . . . . . . . . 46
  • Do I know how and when to say no? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
  • Do I know how and when to text a friend? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
  • Do I know how to talk to a friend on the phone? . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
  • Do I know how to use social media appropriately? . . . . . . . . . . 54
  • Do I interact well with friends at restaurants? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
  • Do I know how to get a boyfriend or a girlfriend? . . . . . . . . . . . 58
  • Do I know how to maintain a relationship? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

    WORK

  • Do people at work respect me? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
  • Do I chat well with my co-workers? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
  • Do I speak well with my boss? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
  • Do I know when people need space at work? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
  • Do I resolve my own conflict at work? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
  • Do I understand sarcasm at work? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
  • Do I manage my emotions well when starting a new job? . . . . . 76
  • Do I use the internet responsibly at work? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

    COMMUNITY

  • Do I know how to talk to people in the community? . . . . . . . . . . 82
  • Do I know how to get help in public? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
  • Do I know how to interact with police? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
  • Do I follow social rules when using public bathrooms? . . . . . . . 88
  • Do I follow social rules when using locker rooms? . . . . . . . . . . . 90
  • Do I understand social rules at the gym? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
  • Do I know how to use the sidewalk? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 94
  • Do I know how to interact with my hired driver? . . . . . . . . . . .. . 96
  • Do I ride the bus without any problems? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
  • Do I have respectful behavior at the movies? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
  • Do I interact well with restaurant staff? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
  • Do I know how to call a store? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

    RESOURCES

  • Tone variation exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
  • Facial expressions examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
  • Body language examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
  • Socially appropriate attire examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
  • Self-assessment charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
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