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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

Social Emotional Needs of Children

Children often struggle with social emotional skills. Social skills can be learned at any age, but it may develop slowly. Stay patient. Parents need to stay in tune of their child’s specific social emotional needs and help shape a strong framework for social-emotional health. I believe that children need peers of the same intellectual, emotional and curiosity levels. 6 Ways to Build Social Skills in Your Child: Build Her Organization and Problem-Solving Skills – Your child may struggle with disorganization because of high expectations of herself and others. Every day, help your child learn to think for himself. If he … Continue reading Social Emotional Needs of Children

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Build Social Emotional Skills Over the Holiday

The holidays are a very social time. This can be a good thing; and a not so good thing. Plan now to teach your child these social emotional skills exercises during the holidays. Common Holiday Social Skills Dilemmas Are you trying to avoid last year’s social challenges? Do you wish your teenager would chat easily with your uncle and not ignore everyone to text friends? Did your daughter’s clothing and comments raise eyebrows? Do you fear your son’s look of irritation or his sharp tone will make you cringe again? Were you told your kids played too rough with the … Continue reading Build Social Emotional Skills Over the Holiday

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5 Ways to Use Social Emotional Learning to Bring Back Joy

Do you worry about your child? You are not alone. The pandemic has hit all of us hard in so many ways: financially, medically, academically, and socially. Social emotional concerns are at an all-time high. Parents share their struggles and concerns with me. My heart breaks for these kids – and this includes my own two children. “Where is the fun?!” “How can this still be going on?” “Why can’t someone fix it?” Add to the pandemic the chaos of an armed insurrection that occurred at the US Capitol. We, parents, are confused and feel helpless. Wouldn’t you gladly “fix” this … Continue reading 5 Ways to Use Social Emotional Learning to Bring Back Joy

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