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Do I need to bang on a door continuously?

My name is Chava. I am 11 years old. I have neighbors on my block. I like to play with them. Sometimes I go to their houses to play. Sometimes they come to my house to play.


Constant knocking can be very annoying.


Before I go into my friend Dina’s house, I knock on her door. I wait for someone to open the door. Sometimes when I knock on Sunday afternoon, nobody opens the door. Knocking and knocking and knocking and knocking and knocking and knocking and knocking and knocking and knocking and knocking is red behavior.


Why is continuous knocking red behavior? When someone doesn’t open their door right away, there can be several reasons.


  • Maybe the family is not home.

  • Maybe they are sleeping.

  • Maybe their parents told them not to open the door.

  • Maybe they don't want company right now.

  • Maybe they are playing in another room and can’t hear the knocking.


Knocking and knocking and knocking and knocking and knocking and knocking is very very annoying. I will try to remember to knock 3 little knocks, wait 20 seconds, knock 3 little knocks, wait 20 seconds, knock 3 little knocks wait 20 seconds and walk away from the door. This way I will show respect to my friend.


Credit: The technique of the Behavior Story is based on Carol Gray's Social Stories.

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