Caroline Maguire, M.Ed. ACCG, PCC

Hi I’m Caroline Maguire, author of Why Will No One Play with Me? I am also a mom, wife, daughter, lifelong learner & SEL expert and advocate dedicated to helping people become their best self: socially engaged, confident, and open to the unlimited world of learning and connection.

I Was "That Child" -
Lonely, Bullied, and Left Out

When I was in fifth grade, the girls were mean – very mean. I had ADHD and Dyslexia, executive function challenges and I was naturally quiet – a perfect storm for someone to pick on. These girls would mimic me, bait me and humiliate me.

My social radar was on constant alert so that I was socially anxious. My grades and my self-esteem plummeted, and I became lonely and very unhappy in my isolation.

A new teacher taught me to pay attention to what the other kids talked about and think about what I might have in common with them. I learned how to calm myself down, know when to stay quiet and when to talk, and how to be more confident.

Perhaps the most important lesson I learned was that I wasn’t helpless to help myself – I just needed someone to show me how. 

I want to share what has become my life’s work: to teach you how to make friends and gain confidence. 

Is it a social problem 

or a personality trait?

I respect individuality. I love it when people think for themselves. We aren’t just cookie-cutter images of our neighbors.

What is a “Social Problem”?

simple definition to identify problematic social behavior: 

Anything that keeps someone from engaging with a group, making friends and keeping them, getting along with peers, and navigating social situation as they arise is a social problem. 

Struggling socially? Let’s figure out why!


I am committed to helping you get the real story.

Caroline Maguire, M. Ed., earned her undergraduate degree at Trinity College and her Masters of Education and Early Childhood Development at Lesley University with a specialization in social emotional learning (SEL).

Caroline is the author of Why Will No One Play With Me?, the winner of 3 awards including the Best Parenting and Family Book 2020 as awarded by American Book Fest. She is the founder of a comprehensive SEL training methodology for parents, clinicians and academic professionals on how to cultivate emotional regulation, emotional intelligence, social-awareness and responsible decision-making skills.

She is a prolific media contributor, columnist and sought-after lecturer and workshop facilitator on various topics related to social, emotional and behavioral learning.

Caroline is the founder and director of The Fundamentals of ADHD Coaching for Families training curriculum at ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA) – a Coach Training program accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). After several years as a highly respected social skills clinician at the Hallowell Center Boston MetroWest, Ms. Maguire formed her own private practice.

She is a permanent columnist on social skills in CHADD’s Attention Magazine, a favored contributor to U.S. News & World Report, Mind Body Green, Salon, Huffington Post, Today Parenting, ADDitude and WebMD.

Originally from Cape Cod she now lives with her husband and two children in Boston MetroWest.

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Social Connections = Well-Being

Step 1

Figure out what has been getting in the way of learning new social skills.

Step 2

Let love and curiosity lead the way to understanding your – or your child’s – story. 

Step 3

Engage the “Coach Approach” to develop the social skills needed to change behavior.  

Step 4

You’ve Got This: Comfortable, Confident, and Successful in social settings!

Invite Caroline Maguire to Speak!

Looking for a charismatic speaker with expertise on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Social Skills development for children and adults? In her career of 20 years, Caroline – an advocate for kids and adults with social emotional learning challenges – has helped hundreds of children, parents and adults understand social emotional learning and the steps they can take to create a full life with limitless connections.

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I’m so glad we are embarking on this journey together, Caroline

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