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Why Will No One Play with Me?: The Play Better Plan to Help Children of All Ages Make Friends and Thrive Hardcover – September 24, 2019

4.7 out of 5 stars 51 ratings

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"This thoughtful, compassionate primer to helping children overcome social challenges from Maguire, a coach for children with ADHD and their families, puts a full roster of tools, along with some encouragement, into the hands of parents...breaks down an issue that can seem overwhelming into practical, bite-size chunks...comprehensive and usable."―Publishers Weekly


"So many parents have shared with me their pain and confusion watching their child struggle socially. Caroline Maguire, in her masterful book Why Will No One Play With Me? does an outstanding job of giving parents just the right research, examples, and advice that will be truly helpful for any parent. You will recognize so many common situations in this book and with Maguire's wisdom and expertise you, and your children, will know you are in the right hands and can get the help you need."―Rosalind Wiseman, bestselling author of Queenbees and Wannabes and Masterminds and Wingmen, founder of Culture of Dignity

"This book is a game changer; it is going to transform the lives of so many children (and parents) for the better. Caroline Maguire's passion and knowledge to help parents find real-life, functional solutions to their children's social skills are showcased front and center with this book. Why Will No One Play with Me? is a reader-friendly, practical guide, a beacon of hope and actionable help for a problem parents too often think they'll have to live with for life. Once you read this book, you'll see why you'll never have to hear your child ask that heartbreaking question again.―Dr. Ned Hallowell, bestselling author of Driven to Distraction

"If your child is lonely at school, if your child cannot make a friend, if, as a parent, you are feeling at a loss to help, then Caroline Maguire's groundbreaking Why Will No One Play With Me? is the book you have been waiting for. Caroline provides a wise, tested, and detailed plan for helping your child to develop social skills and open up the pathways to friendship. Even the most experienced counselors and teachers can learn from her experience. I certainly did."―Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D., co-author of Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children

"Parents worry when their kids struggle academically, but they lose sleep when their kids don't have friends. This is the book that will teach those parents how to help their child be more socially successful, happier, and more confident. For the families who need it, this book will be a great relief."―Dr. Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, Psychologist and Author

"Over the past two decades, I have seen thousands of children in my practice with impaired social skills that have had significant negative effects on their lives, and ability to function in the world. In addition to the biomedical treatments I provide, social skills training is an essential part of their treatment programs. This book offers parents a practical approach to children's social isolation and awkwardness that could help so many of them lead more functional, harmonious, and fulfilling lives."―Kenneth Bock, author of Healing The New Childhood Epidemics Autism, ADHD, Asthma And Allergies

"This book provides tested and proven tools for consciously creating effective playdates for children with ADD/ADHD or other social skills deficits who struggle socially and don't know how to integrate their special, unique gifts more effectively so that they don't get buried and lost, damaging their self-esteem. This exceptional, life-changing book is a foundational piece essential for parents, enabling them to support their children by helping them improve and maintain important relationships with their friends and feeling good about themselves!!!"―David Giwerc, Master Certified ADHD Coach, MCAC, MCC, BCC, Founder/President, ADD Coach Academy

"One of the more helpless and powerless feelings of parenthood is watching your child struggle to make friends and navigate the social world. While most children find their way through, many children need targeted support and help to handle this important domain of life. Caroline Maguire's excellent book provides all the ingredients needed for parents and other caregivers to guide their children to develop the essential social skills and to put them to use. One of those rare books that turns understanding into action. Well done."―J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, co-director and co-founder of the Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program, and author of The Adult ADHD Tool Kit

"Wow! Put this book into the hands of every parent who has tried controlling and counseling their isolated or lonely child to no avail and now is ready to learn how to operationally COACH their daughter or son in specific social skills that will open up more satisfying relationships with peers. Let's clone Maguire and put her into every elementary and middle school in the land!"―Carl Pickhardt, PhD, author of Who Stole My Child

"It can break your heart to watch your child struggle to make friends or be made fun of. This book provides parents a concrete 'play better plan' to coach their child to develop social skills and confidence. Thank you, Caroline Maguire, for providing a path through this difficult terrain!"―Melissa Orlov, founder of ADHDmarriage.com

About the Author

Caroline Maguire, ACCG, PCC, M.Ed. is a personal coach who works with children with ADHD and the families who support them. Caroline earned her ACCG from the ADD Coach Academy and her PCC from the International Coach Federation (ICF). She also received a Master of Education from Lesley University. 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, MA. While with the Hallowell Center, Caroline was the main coach for children and teenagers. Caroline also co-led social skills groups and consulted with local schools.



Product details

  • Item Weight : 1.3 pounds
  • Hardcover : 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1538714833
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1538714836
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing (September 24, 2019)
  • Product Dimensions : 6.4 x 1.6 x 9.25 inches
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 51 ratings