What Makes Us Different?
is grounded in
Ours is a coaching
model, not a
We teach tips
and strategies that
We believe teaching
social skills doesn’t
need to be clinical
"My daughter has had a rough year in 3rd grade. She is an easy target because she hates conflict.
I gave her this book, unsure if I should read it to her. She LOVES this book! The flips to the chapters that are most important to her, in the moment.
Then she’s comes to tell me about what she learned. I’m thrilled with this purchase!"
Biographies of Social Success Central Managing Partners
CEO/Owner of Simply Social Kids and Author/Managing Partner of Social Success Central, LLC Nadine Briggs, CEO/Owner of Simply Social Kids (2007), a social education center in Tyngsboro, MA. She is also co-author of the best-selling How to Make and Keep Friends book series and managing partner of Social Success Central, LLC. Nadine has dual graduate certifications in Coaching Children & Teens, and Coaching Children & Teens with ADHD. She has expertise and certifications in bullying and cyberbullying prevention, Foundations of Positive Psychology, including learned optimism and resilience. She also holds certifications in bullying prevention through the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, Foundations of Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Coaching, and the Girl Meets World curriculum, which addresses relational aggression in girls, and sibling relationships (Sibshops). Her training includes collaborative problem solving to teach children conflict resolution and in child anxiety from the Child Anxiety Network at Boston University.
Nadine has two adult children, her daughter has Down syndrome and son has ADHD, both are the catalyst for her current career. She has a personal passion for helping children find true friendships. She created Simply Social Kids to provide a sensory-simple, safe, accepting environment for all children. Her goal is to help children/teens/young adults find true friendship and connectedness. She is a parent/educator consultant and public speaker.
Simply Social Kids
One Industrial Way, Unit 4
Tyngsboro, MA 01879
Founder of the Peter Pan Center for Social and Emotional Growth and Author/Managing Partner of Social Success Central, LLC
Donna Shea is the Founder of the Peter Pan Center for Social and Emotional Growth (2002) in Boxborough, MA. She holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Donna is a pioneer in the concept of a non-clinical approach to social-emotional learning. Donna’s award-winning programs have been helping children achieve social success for over sixteen years. Also, Donna has certifications in bullying prevention through the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, Foundations of Positive Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Coaching. She is also versed in the process of Collaborative Problem Solving.
Donna founded her center in response to providing parents a resource that was not available when her sons (now grown) were small. Donna brings 31 years of life experience in supporting her sons and other children and teens around the areas of ADHD, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Sensory Challenges. Donna’s driving passion has always been for families of children with challenges to have a safe place to be themselves and improve the skills that will help them be more socially and behaviorally successful.
Donna has also provided professional development programming over the years to many groups and is a parent and social-emotional education consultant and is a seasoned public speaker.
The Peter Pan Center for Social & Emotional Growth
629 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 201
Boxborough, MA 01719
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Social Success Central. Here you will ﬁnd more tips from Donna
and Nadine, content created just for the group, and support
from other parents. It’s free to join!