Social Skills Development

How People with ADHD Develop and Overcome a Social Hangover

ADHD and Social Skills

Can you relate to this? You wish you could say that pithy comeback to a comment that knocked you off guard. Today, you ruminate about why someone would have said that, and how you should have responded. If the comment was off-putting, you should have defended yourself or someone else with a funny and yet …

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Learning How to Become a Social Spy So You Can Understand & Make Friends with Anyone

Social Spy

Do you consider yourself an observant person? How good are you at listening, taking note of your surroundings and tailoring your approach appropriately? Some of you will consider yourselves a great Reader of the Room, while most will think they have a thing or two to learn. According to resent research, only 10% of us …

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5 Social Skills for Kids That Are Wise to Practice Over the Summer

social skills for kids

Your child looks down, eyes diverting from the bank teller and you impatiently think, “Come on, spit it out!” You witness what seems to be paralysis. She starts sentences then stops them, hesitates and as the teller’s eyes divert from her to you, she eventually utters words that are inaudible and incomprehensible. Later, when you ask …

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7 Social Skills Games Parents & Teachers Can Play to Help Kids Who Are Falling Behind

social skills games

Social skills games encourage children to join in, cooperate, take turns, understand social expectations, meet playmate expectations, and recognize inappropriate behavior. Helping your child develop social skills can make a lasting positive impact on their life. People with good social skills often know what to say when, how to behave in a variety of situations, …

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Social Skills: How to Detect Gaps & Build Proficiency in Children of All Ages

Caroline Maguire in Parent's League Magazine

By, Caroline Maguire, M.Ed This article first appeared in the 2022 issue of Parents League Review – Essential Articles on Parenting and Education © 2022 Parents League of New York www.parentsleague.org. Moving from Social Distancing to Social-Emotional Learning As parents, we helped our children with remote learning, remote homework, and remote playdates during the pandemic. …

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10 Phrases to Move the Conversation Along

Reciprocal Conversation

Juggling the many aspects of a reciprocal conversation can be hard for people with ADHD. Sometimes, we talk and talk without really engaging with the other person. We talk AT them rather than with them, and then we experience, shame, embarrassment and rumination—replaying the interaction for days. What is a Reciprocal Conversation? When two or …

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Why Your Sarcastic Tone Is Such a Turn Off to Friends, Family & Co-workers

sarcastic tone

Words matter, yet sometimes how you say something is heard more loudly than what you said. Your tone greatly impacts how your words are perceived. As we know from experience, kind and gentle tones are welcoming while snarky or sarcastic tones rarely go over well. This holds true whether you are in a difficult parenting …

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How to Practice Mindfulness and Self-Care

Listening

A BIG shout out to those of you who answered my survey. Of particular note, it is apparent that many of you are exhausted and not practicing self-care. I am therefore dedicating this blog and newsletter to How to Practice Self-Care and Mindfulness in times of stress. I personally find the exercises below to be …

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