Boundaries: Why STOP is an important word


FOCUS: Help children understand the meaning of stop and why it is important to listen when people say no.

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“Stop!” is word-loving yet exhausted parents repeat endlessly trying to keep curious children safe. This social story explores why stopping unsafe, annoying, or harmful behaviors matters before understanding sinks in. It breaks down what stop means through relatable illustrations. Most importantly, it models self-control, underscoring that while fun should fill most minutes, responsible listening when others say “stop!” keeps everybody healthy, helping the daily flow of life. The story aims to intrinsically motivate stopping through visual narratives rather than frustration or fear alone. Safety and joy can co-exist with this friendly guide!

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