Simply Social Kids

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Contact Information

Simply Social Kids
Contact: Nadine Briggs, Director
Email Address: nbriggs@simplysocialkids.com
Phone: 978-764-2758

1 Industrial Way, Unit 4 Tyngsborough, MA 01879
Area Served: Northeast

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Narrative

Simply Social Kids is a unique, non-clinical program for kids ages 5-adult to help them learn:

Friendship Skills * Empathy & Respect * Communication/Conversation * Emotion Management * Conflict Resolution * Transitioning * Sportsmanship * Impulse Control * Flexibility * Body Language * Executive Function * Perspective Taking * Bullying Prevention * Kindness and more

Our friendly, sensory simple, accepting environment offers a balanced hybrid of structured social lessons and unstructured socialization practice with peers.  The culture and activities are infused with elements of positive psychology which are proven to increase optimism.  Kids who attend Simply Social Kids have shown their ability to generalize learned social skills into recess, lunch, family and community gatherings.

All kids will struggle socially at some point during their childhood; however others experience more frequent and consistent social awkwardness. Simply Social Kids provides coaching to kids of all abilities to improve their social skills. For some children, a little fine-tuning is all that is needed, and for others, a long term, consistent approach with role playing and practice is necessary. Our goal is to help kids find friends and teach them the skills to make those friendships last.

Nadine Briggs, Director of Simply Social Kids, a division of Simply Social Skills, LLC, is an accomplished social educator. Nadine has expertise and certifications in bullying and cyberbullying prevention and sibling relationships (Sibshops). She has dual graduate certifications in Coaching Children & Teens and Coaching Children & Teens with ADHD.  Her training includes collaborative problem solving to teach children conflict resolution and by the Child Anxiety Network at Boston University to teach kids how to manage stress. She infuses elements of positive psychology throughout her programs.

Nadine’s oldest child has Down syndrome which drives her personal passion for helping kids find true friendships.  She facilitates social skills groups, Sibshops, bullying prevention programs, and she also offers specialized clubs for coping with anxiety and improving self-esteem.

As Managing Partner of How to Make and Keep Friends, LLC, she co-authored How to Make & Keep Friends: Tips for Kids to Overcome 50 Common Social Challenges and How to Make & Keep Friends: Helping Your Child Achieve Social Success, and I Feel Mad! Tips for Kids on Managing Angry Feelings.  She is a parent/educator consultant and public speaker.

 

 

Service Types

  • Relationship/Friendship Trainings
  • Skills Training

Program Type

  • Communication
  • Information/Referral
  • Mental Health
  • Recreation/Arts/Social and Leisure
  • Relationships/Friendships
  • Support Groups

Ages Served

  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Personal Funds