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My mission: developing and nurturing the whole person, while supporting families, so everyone can make connections and build relationships.

Parents, Caregivers, Professionals and Community Advocates:

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

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“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

My Child is Hiding From Friends

Q: “My daughter seems to be sad and anxious. She is missing the bus on purpose, claiming to be ill and even asking to be homeschooled. I think she may be hiding from friends. But when I ask her she says she is fine. What do I do?” A: I have heard this from many parents. This is an unfortunate fallout from the pandemic. Not everyone is excited to return to “normal”. Shy kids before the pandemic may have sunk further into their own bubbles. How to Work with Your Child to Find Out What is Really Going On Stay … Continue reading My Child is Hiding From Friends

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Want Less Stress with Your Socially Challenged Teen? Learn To See the Little Wins

Help your Socially Challenged Teen As parents of a socially challenged teen, we often look for big change and big wins. We want to hear that our teenager is “getting it” and that they are really willing to change, however, to help your socially challenged teen, recognize and appreciate that change happens with little wins, little shifts and small successes. The road to change is not paved with momentous events as in a hallmark movie and waiting for these events will only result in disappointment.  For example, if your teen is working on flexibility, they might not display frequent, regular … Continue reading Want Less Stress with Your Socially Challenged Teen? Learn To See the Little Wins

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Is Your Kid A Hot Mess? 10 Ways to Help Keep Their Emotions In Check So You Get A Little Peace

As we turn the corner from the height of the pandemic and into summer, many parents are struggling with concerns about their child’s emotional state. Carrying a 500 pound backpack, seeing people they had forgotten, realizing new relationships have formed during hybrid or shut down schooling or even just trying to use social skills they have not used in a while can be tough. Not to mention all the struggles that go into childhood and being a teenager.  As you hear the stories of other kids who seemed to have climb Mount Everest during the pandemic while getting straight A’s, … Continue reading Is Your Kid A Hot Mess? 10 Ways to Help Keep Their Emotions In Check So You Get A Little Peace

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