How to Get Along with Everyone
Featuring Caroline Maguire, MEd
Social struggles are common when someone has ADHD, regardless of their age. Friendly chit-chat and banter do not come naturally for many people who have ADHD. Forcing conversations with coworkers, school peers, neighbors, and community members can leave them feeling awkward, rejected, and exhausted.
What’s at the heart of this? Caroline Maguire introduces the deep-seated relationship between self-awareness and social connection. The ability to self-evaluate, to “read the room” and to predict reactions—from ourselves and others—is intimately connected to how we contribute to the conversation and relate to others. The good news is that with understanding and practice, we can greatly improve self-awareness and in turn, create limitless, meaningful connections.
Caroline Maguire, MEd, ACCG, PCC, is the author of Why Will No One Play with Me? and founder of a SEL training methodology designed to teach emotional regulation, emotional intelligence, social and self-awareness, and responsible decision-making skills. She founded the only coach training program accredited by the ICF, ADDA’s The Fundamentals of ADHD Coaching for Families. Maguire practiced as a social skills clinician at the Hallowell Center Boston before forming her private practice. She lectures and conducts workshops on various topics related to social, emotional, and behavioral learning.