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(p. 123) Being Assertive: Standing Up for Yourself 

(p. 123) Being Assertive: Standing Up for Yourself
(p. 123) Being Assertive: Standing Up for Yourself

David J. Kolko

and Eric M. Vernberg

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date: 19 January 2021

This chapter describes the distinction between 3 types of individuals or behavioral styles—those who are aggressive, passive, or assertive. It instructs children in how to determine the appropriateness of behaviors through example scenarios and then describes the rationale for being assertive and how to practice making requests. Each type of behavior is described to both the practitioner and the child. Extensive use is made of example scenarios and practice exercises. Forms provided in the appendix are employed to help the child in these exercises. The chapter further instructs children in appropriate ways to make complaints and requests of other people through role-playing exercises. It concludes with review and home practice.

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