Being good with people is a critical social emotional skill!
Why Will No One Play with Me? is a practical guide for parents, educators and clinicians to help any child or teen overcome chronic social exclusion or disruption that targets specific social skills deficits (difficulty taking turns, trouble listening to others, inability to say hello first).
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From renowned parent expert Caroline Maguire, Why Will No One Play with Me? is a groundbreaking program that has helped thousands of children struggling with social skills to make friends, find acceptance, and have a happy childhood.
Every parent wants their child to be okay – to have friends, to be successful, to feel comfortable in his or her own skin. But many children lack important social and executive functioning skills that allow them to navigate through the world with ease.
In-demand parenting expert and former Hallowell Center coach Caroline Maguire has worked with thousands of families dealing with chronic social dilemmas, ranging from shyness to aggression to ADHD, and more. In this groundbreaking book, she shares her decade-in-the-making protocol – The Play Better Plan – to help parents coach children to connect with others and make friends. Children of all ages – truly, from Kindergarten to college age – will gain the confidence to make friends and get along with others, using tools such as:
Social Sleuthing: learn to pay attention to social cues
Post-Play Date Huddles: help kids figure out what to look for in a friendship
Reflective Listening: improve your child’s relationship with their peers
With compassion and ease, this program gives parents a tangible, easy-to-follow guide for helping kids develop the executive function and social skills they need to thrive.
Is the Play Better Plan good for your child? Read FAQ on The Play Better Plan
Need help talking to a defiant or distant child or teen? Read the Interactive Conversation Guide\