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Parents, Caregivers, Professionals and Community Advocates:

Easily incorporate SEL strategies into daily life – at home, school or community

Introducing

“How To SEL”

Everyday Child and Family Social Emotional Coaching
By Caroline Maguire, M. Ed., and Scarlett Lewis

How To SEL, an innovative social emotional learning subscription program designed to make SEL skills easy to learn and easy to implement – for everyone, every day

Social Emotional Learning

Let’s stop the very real possibility
of a secondary social emotional trauma wave
Affordable entry point at $19.99 a month
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Building Strong Social, Emotional and Behavioral Skills is My Mission

You are your child’s first friend, confidant, and playmate but you know you are not a real substitute for the friendships you want your child to have.

  • You wonder about your child’s baffling behaviors, he says he wants to have friends and then he ignores the overtures.
  • Your preschooler is shy or quirky, and doesn’t mix in.
  • He doesn’t have play dates and alienates other kids?
  • Your teen is left out most of the time.
  • You thought she would grow out of it, but the pattern continues.
  • You are not sure what to do but you know something must change.

I want to help you be able to see, hear and respond to your child in a new way that changes everything. I can you help your child become her best self: socially engaged, confident, and open to the unlimited world of learning, connection and life.

My book and my strategies can help you learn how to cope with the daily social dilemmas that come up and will teach you how to help your child. So they are no longer so alone and so they can make friends and have the kind of relationships you want for them.

Too often, the metrics of success we use to evaluate our children are focused on hard skills like reading or math. But what about learning how to have a conversation, sustain a relationship, or feel comfortable walking into a room filled with strangers? Kids today struggle with loneliness and anxiety because they are increasingly not equipped with the tools they need to feel comfortable in their own skin—but there is hope. Social skills can be taught and developed; what Caroline Maguire has done in this book is write the ultimate guide for parents to tutor kids of all ages on how to make friends and flourish in any social setting.

— Michele Borba, Ed.D, author of Unselfie

Let’s coach your child to happiness

Most parents have already been putting forth huge efforts to improve their child’s social plight, but nothing has brought about any lasting change. Once they understand what professional coaches understand and see how to use basic coaching techniques, that all changes. “Coach”, at the end of the day, is just another word for parent with a game plan. Coaching enables you to step out of the fruitless cycle of scolding or imploring in the “why can’t you just” mode, and into the role of more knowledgeable, supportive mentor and guide. I want to help you be able to see, hear and respond to your child in a new way that changes everything. Your coaching will help your child become her best self: socially engaged, confident, and open to the unlimited world of learning, connection and life. As a parent you are on the front lines.

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Caroline’s Articles

You’re Not a Bad Parent

Dear Mom: Adulting is Hard. If You Don’t Have This All Figured Out – It’s OK Times have changed and what we are asked to handle now is not only so much more than our parents had to handle, it is so much more than we had to handle just one year ago!  You are cook, driver, psychologist, custodian, enforcer, nurturer and advocate all wrapped into one human being. We Are in the Parenting Equivalent Of the Industrial Revolution Do you wonder how we can help our children self-advocate, cope with anxiety, confront mean girls, jock boys, come to terms … Continue reading You’re Not a Bad Parent

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Essential Guide to Transitioning to Social Interactions – Post COVID

Social isolation was not easy at first. We weren’t prepared for it. Now, one year later, we’ve grown accustomed to a lack of physical human interaction. I have heard from people all over the world, distressed that they are unable to meet people every day, to interact and to have mundane conversations. But NOW I am hearing even stranger – and scarier – messages. Many have come to prefer a life with limited interactions. How do we venture back to in-person social interactions? How to Transition Back to Face-to-Face Social Interactions Introverts and extroverts alike are now expressing trepidation at … Continue reading Essential Guide to Transitioning to Social Interactions – Post COVID

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How To Help Shy Children Step Outside Comfort Zone

How Can I Help My Shy Child Make New Friends? My child says it is too hard to play with new kids.  Aren’t we supposed to step outside our comfort zone?  The first thing I suggest is to ask your child what makes this hard? Why does she avoid trying new things and joining in? The beauty of asking questions is that it allows the child to identify – for themselves – why this is the case and what lies outside their comfort zone. Your child may truly not know what to do or how to  join in. Identify Something … Continue reading How To Help Shy Children Step Outside Comfort Zone

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