Reading people and socializing can be hard for anyone - young and old - but there are some kids who may need a little extra help to get the ball rolling. All of you fabulous parents who want to help their kids navigate the world and the playground a little easier, click on the interview below. You may be interested to learn some fresh, hot tips from an early childhood development expert.
Caroline Maguire has worked with thousands of families dealing with chronic social dilemmas, ranging from shyness to aggression to ADHD, and more.
She is the author of Why Will No One Play with Me?, a book about her program that helps kids struggling with social skills to make friends, find acceptance, and have a happy childhood. Here are a few tools she has included in her book.
*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
What are the rules of the social world? Hot tip: Make it fun! Learn how to play a game called "Social Spy!"
Caroline Maguire, ACCG, PCC, M.Ed. has been quoted in publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Huffington Post, ADDitude, Attention Magazine and WebMD. She received Master's of Education and Early Childhood Development from Lesley University, where she spent four years studying the effects of executive function skills training on children with social skills deficits.
To learn more about her practice and her book, click HERE!
Listen to her interview with some more tips below.