Let’s Talk Assertiveness


Let’s Talk: Assertiveness is a card game to improve communication and confidence.

It is an adaptable resource, designed for use as a 5-minute ice breaker, in a one-hour discussion, or in a series of more detailed workshop sessions.

It includes information on assertiveness, including how to say no, making requests, making complaints, resolving conflict and receiving compliments.

Let’s Talk: Assertiveness can be used: With all ages With individuals or in small groups At home, school (e. g. PSHE, learning support), in youth work settings.

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The cards are split into 6 sections:

  • Is this assertive, passive or aggressive? (this section provides examples of behaviour and responses to help people understand the 3 definitions)
  • Give an example of…(this section encourages participants to reflect on their own experiences in order to explore assertiveness issues).
  • Changing passive and aggressive body language, and responses to assertive ones
  • Discussion cards (this section is about the benefits of being assertive; about why people might act passively or aggressively; about saying ‘no’; about difficult situations).
  • Assertiveness strategies (such as tone of voice; body language; ‘I feel. when you’; asking for more time; setting clear boundaries)
  • Situation cards (these cards ask for ideas of an assertive response in different scenarios).

78 cards, instructions and ideas

Author Bio:

Sue Nicholls‘ particular interest is in the personal development of children and young people. As a youth worker she was involved in the setting up and running of a nationally acclaimed youth-led peer befriending charity. Sue now works as an accredited childminder and is a National Childminding Association Tutor. She has been exploring creative ways of helping children develop their emotional literacy.

Additional information

Weight .55 kg

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