Most common things I hear from parents about their son’s experience in a social skills group

Here's the most common things parents tell me about social skills groups their son has attended: 1. "He was considered the role model for the group because the other kids has much more pronounced needs that he did". 2."He felt it was babyish". 3. "I don't think he got much out of it and he … Continue reading Most common things I hear from parents about their son’s experience in a social skills group

Boys, ADHD and social anxiety

There is very little written about ADHD and social anxiety. What complicates this is most boys (ADHD or not) do not verbalize their social anxiety. It is a topic that is widely misunderstood both by parents and mental health professionals. This week, I was working with a sixth grader who has social anxiety around asking … Continue reading Boys, ADHD and social anxiety

I can’t have Fortnite? Then I’m going to kill myself

"I can't have Fortnite? Then I'm going to kill myself". This is actually situation I've dealt with this year with a 14 year old. I wanted to talk about something I see frequently that can be very scary for parents. Some of the kids I work with threaten to hurt themselves or suicide when they … Continue reading I can’t have Fortnite? Then I’m going to kill myself

Social anxiety and ADHD

Working with a high schooler with social anxiety. Many kids with ADHD also present with anxiety, the statistic is around 30%. There is also a group I see who do not present with general anxiety but develop social anxiety because of their difficulty navigating social situations when they were younger. Social anxiety is often mistaken … Continue reading Social anxiety and ADHD

Summer Trip Camp in Margate New Jersey

During Summer Trip Camp we use daily trips as a framework to teach executive functioning, social thinking skills and age-expected independence. Because of the small camp size we are able to teach actual skills that have practical applications and everyone gets a high degree of individualized attention. Summer Trip Camp is not a special needs … Continue reading Summer Trip Camp in Margate New Jersey