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Why Will No One Play with Me? Social Emotional Training for Teachers and Parents of Kids with ADHD
August 23 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Register at https://www.additudemag.com/webinar/my-child-has-no-friends-adhd-social-skills/ for this free expert webinar on coaching children with ADHD who struggle socially on Tuesday, August 23, at 1 pm ET. Sign up and you will receive the free webinar replay link after 8/23 as well.
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:
- Understand how executive function challenges directly affect social skills.
- Coach a child or teen to initiate connection and express needs with peers and adults.
- Identify and harness their special talents to problem solve, make friends, and build self-confidence.
- Explore the evidence-based coaching techniques that have been shown to help struggling children and teens with ADHD.
- Recognize the ways in which the pandemic has resulted in an escalation of symptoms affecting teens with ADHD.
- Identify the roadblocks that can get in the way of open communication, and how to get around them.
About the Presenter: Caroline Maguire, ACCG, PCC, M.Ed., is a personal coach who works with children who struggle socially and the families who support them. She is the founder of a new training curriculum at the ADD Coaching Academy, the only Coach Training program accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Her revolutionary coaching program and methodology helps teach executive function skills to children, teenagers, and young adults. She is a former coach for the Hallowell Center in Sudbury, Massachusetts.