Welcome to our website! We look forward to getting to know you and having your child or teen join our community, create social connections and make new friends!
Does your child or teen find it difficult to stick up for him or herself? Does your chatterbox not know when to stop and listen to what a friend has to say? Could your shy child or teen use a self-confidence boost? Does the tattletale in the house not know how to solve a problem on his or her own? Does your son or daughter miss, misunderstand or misinterpret social cues?
Or maybe your child or teen “ladles on the silly sauce” and doesn’t realize that the funny has worn off? Do you observe your son or daughter struggle with being flexible with friends and attempting to control social situations rather than engaging in collaborative interactions? Does your teen often eat lunch alone with a book? Is the teacher reporting that working in small groups is difficult for your child or teen?
Our award-winning social-emotional learning groups focus on increasing social intelligence and pro-social behavior. We provide instruction for children and teens on how to improve social skills and use effective problem-solving techniques with peers, siblings, and parents. We find lots of value in providing opportunities for kids and teens to practice and apply those skills in a welcoming, fun, and deliberately unstructured social environment (similar to indoor recess) that includes the extra layers of facilitation and support to increase your child’s or teen’s social abilities and conflict resolution skills. Recess, lunch and other unstructured times of the day are the hardest for children to navigate. We are the real-time practice and application place for social learning.
What differentiates us from other social skills approaches is that we are not clinic-based and do not believe that kids who struggle with these skills need treatment, therapy or anything that leads a child or teen to think that there may be something wrong with him or her. They simply need coaching, mentoring and tutoring to improve these skills that prove challenging, in the way a child who has difficulty with math or reading would require the same. We are a sensory-simple environment, believing that kids can and should learn to self-modulate without swings or expensive equipment that may not always be available when needed.
Social skills are learned, practiced and reinforced using our unique in-the-moment and proprietary social coaching model. Because every child and a teen is an individual, our approach is not one-size-fits all. We believe that friendship skills are something every child will benefit from learning! Our purposeful approach to incidental teaching has assisted many children in gaining social confidence, finding social success, making real and lasting friendships and generalizing what they learn to other settings.
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