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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

Parent education is a key aspect in social learning that must be addressed. The pandemic has made it abundantly clear that more supports in this area is critical.

Introducing “How To SEL”

Everyday Child and Family Social EmSocial Emotional Learningotional 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.

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Building Strong Social, Emotional and Behavioral Skills

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

Lonely Teen

Q:  My son is a junior in high school and has been back to school over two weeks.  I am concerned my teen is lonely. He rarely eats lunch at school and spends most of the weekends online. He told me he was going to social events last year, but it turns out he didn’t. How can I support him? Any advice appreciated! A: You have hit on one of the most heartbreaking experiences as a parent – a lonely teen. Your son’s peer group is one of the biggest factors influencing his choices and behavior. Let’s take a step … Continue reading Lonely Teen

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The Critical Need for Empathy 

We are in a chapter unlike any before. Now, more than ever, we have a critical need for empathy – as well as an obligation to demonstrate it.  Not only are we in a social crisis – we are sick and tired of it. Socially distancing made us exhausted, emotional and LONELY – and now we are putting the masks back on. Are We Becoming More Empathetic, or Less? We came together as a community at the start of COVID – backing each other, placing signs of support on our front lawns, sharing memes….  but could we also have been … Continue reading The Critical Need for Empathy 

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Back to School Social Emotional Support

The Delta variant has all of us holding our breaths; PLEASE not another year of enforcing mask rules, keeping kids socially distanced, making up for lost learning and figuring out how to offer social emotional support! You may be nervous about sending your kids back to school, yet you may prefer it to watching your kid hunched over a screen for another semester. This year in particular, there is going to be a lot more talk about social-emotional support. Let’s talk about how to support your child emotionally. Help Kids Emotionally Prepare for School Now, as summer is still here … Continue reading Back to School Social Emotional Support

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