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Are you not sure how to deal with your child’s difficult or troubling behavior? Caroline Maguire offers insight into your Social Skills questions.  Learn more from Caroline Maguire

Social Emotional Learning

The Silver Lining: Empathy and Kindness

Are you finding yourself unsettled and anxious?  Routines? What routines? What really matters now? When circumstances jolt us from our routines, it is hard to reset. Business is not the same as usual. For many, the answer is to help others… If there is a silver lining in all of this… it is that we are experiencing unexpected kindness. I stopped in my tracks after reading this post in a local chat group. THIS is why the human spirit will not be denied. How to Help Someone Struggling: First, to set the scene, you have to create an opportunity to … Continue reading The Silver Lining: Empathy and Kindness

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Facebook Live Q&A Video 13

Facebook Live #AskCoachCaroline Event hosted on Monday, February 3rd, 2020.

This month’s theme is how to pre-plan play dates and vacation socialization for greater success?

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Facebook Live Q&A Video 12

Facebook Live #AskCoachCaroline Event hosted on Monday, January 6th, 2020.

This month’s theme is New Years Resolutions!

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Facebook Live Q&A Video 11

Facebook Live #AskCoachCaroline Event hosted on Monday, December 2nd, 2019.

This month’s theme is when kids get tired of help, what do you do?

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Facebook Live Q&A Video 10

Facebook Live #AskCoachCaroline Event hosted on Monday, November 4th, 2019.

This month’s theme is how to help a kid learn to join in.

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Facebook Live Q&A Video 9

Facebook Live #AskCoachCaroline Event hosted on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019.

Book Launch Month!

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Facebook Live Q&A Video 8

Facebook Live #AskCoachCaroline Event hosted on Monday, August 5th, 2019.

This month our theme asked back to school narratives. Narratives like “No one in my school is nice” or “smart kids don’t have friends”. How is a child’s narrative or belief in something formed?

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Facebook Live Q&A Video 7

Facebook Live #AskCoachCaroline Event hosted on Monday, July 8th, 2019.

This month’s theme was how do you talk about social skill problems with your child?

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Facebook Live Q&A Video 6

Facebook Live #AskCoachCaroline Event hosted on Monday, June 3rd, 2019.

This month’s theme was what do when your kid is a bossy rule follower or rule police?

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Facebook Live Q&A Video 5

Facebook Live #AskCoachCaroline Event hosted on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019.

This month’s theme was how do you help your child manage their emotions rather than their emotions managing them?

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Facebook Live Q&A Video 4

Facebook Live #AskCoachCaroline Event hosted on Monday, April 1st, 2019.

This month’s theme is when should I intervene with my child’s friendships? (Example: play dates, reading text messages, etc.)

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Facebook Live Q&A Video 3

We rescheduled our Facebook Live #AskCoachCaroline Event for Monday, March 11th, 2019.

This month our theme was how do you help your child deal with loneliness when they feel left out and say, “I have no friends”?

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Facebook Live Q&A Video 2

My Facebook Live event was at my home office on Monday, January 7, 2019. I’ve posted the entire video here for you to view. You can also go and view it on my Facebook page.

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Facebook Live Q&A Video 1

My first Facebook Live event was at my home office on Monday, December 3, 2018. I’ve posted the entire event video, but you can also skip to question 6 with the time information below.

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My child is shy and refuses to play with new kids.

My child won’t join anything and refuses to try to play with new kids- she is so shy and says it is too hard. But in life we have to approach other people.

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My teenage son disappears into the basement and never engages with us.

My teenage son just disappears into the basement and he never engages with us. He plays video games all the time. When I try to talk about it he says he has virtual friends. He has never had good social skills. What do I do?

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My daughter is avoiding everything this year.

My daughter is avoiding everything this year. She seems to be sad, she is missing the bus on purpose and asking to be home schooled. I think this has to do with friends. But when I ask her she says she is fine. What do I do?

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What if my child won’t even discuss getting help for social skills?

When children are resistant it often means that the activity is hard for her. To help your child be more comfortable, you will likely have many conversations with her. We often talk about “paving the way” for a conversation that we anticipate will be sensitive or difficult.

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