“Why Will No One Play with Me? Social Emotional Training for Teachers and Parents of Kids with ADHD” [Video Replay & Podcast #418]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#418), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on August 23, 2022.

Episode Description

Does your child have a hard time making and keeping friends? Should you step in? If so, when? And do what?

Finding and befriending like-minded peers who share interests can be a challenge for children and teens with ADHD. As parents, we know that there is a fine line between interfering and supporting, especially when it comes to friends. Too much support and we can interfere with development, not to mention possibly muddle all sorts of relationships. Too little, and we leave a big, tangled web of social-skills development to kids who already struggle with executive function challenges.

Weak executive functions and other ADHD challenges often trip up neurodivergent children and teenagers, but social skills can be learned at any age. Here, Caroline Maguire, M.Ed., PCC, will demonstrate the proven coaching processes that will help you engage with your child or teen to develop positive social behaviors from her groundbreaking book Why Will No One Play with Me? Maguire will present a specific process that will show parents how to engage children or teenagers in the social skills coaching process, learn how to teach a social skills lesson, and promote social problem solving through coaching. Use her game plan to coach a child of any age so they will open up and talk about tough social topics and develop key social skills.

Maguire will also describe the red flags of exaggerated anxiety and isolation and explain how to help children with ADHD manage their own behaviors and emotions, build healthy relationships, and make good decisions.

Attendees of this webinar will learn to:

  1. Understand how executive function challenges directly affect social skills.
  2. Coach a child or teen to initiate connection and express needs with peers and adults.
  3. Identify and harness their special talents to problem solve, make friends, and build self-confidence.
  4. Explore the evidence-based coaching techniques that have been shown to help struggling children and teens with ADHD.
  5. Recognize the ways in which the pandemic has resulted in an escalation of symptoms affecting teens with ADHD.
  6. Identify the roadblocks that can get in the way of open communication, and how to get around them.

Download Caroline’s free video, “Good Winner, Good Loser,” here.

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Meet the Expert Speaker

Caroline Maguire, M.Ed., ACCG, PCC , is the founder of a revolutionary Social Emotional Learning methodology that breaks down the complexity of human connection into easy actionable steps. She holds a Master’s in Education with a concentration in SEL training and 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. After several years as a highly respected social skills clinician at the Hallowell Center, Ms. Maguire formed her own private practice and founded ADD Coach Academy’s (ADDCA) training curriculum, The Fundamentals of ADHD Coaching for Families. She is a sought-after lecturer and workshop facilitator and is widely published in leading magazines and journals. Visit her website at CarolineMaguireAuthor.com and follow her @AuthorCarolineM.

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