Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)

Healthy Peer Relationships

June 10, 2021

Many teens and young adults with ADHD have social skills challenges that make it difficult for them to develop healthy friendships. Their eagerness to fit in can lead them to participate in dangerous and unhealthy activities. Caroline Maguire walks us through the components of healthy peer relationships and signs of unhealthy relationships. She also answers questions from teens and young adults on how to cultivate meaningful, healthy relationships.


Caroline Maguire, MEd, ACCG, PCC

Caroline Maguire, MEd, ACCG, PCC, is a personal coach who works with children who struggle socially and the families who support them. She earned her master’s degree in education and early childhood development, with a specialization in social emotional learning, from Lesley University. She is the author of the award-winning book, Why Will No One Play with Me? and founder of the SEL training methodology designed to teach emotional regulation, 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. Visit her website,, follow her @AuthorCarolineM and download her free video, How to Tell a Tighter Story. She is a contributing editor to CHADD’s Attention magazine.

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