Social Skills Group for Boys (11-15 years old)

With exceptions made for some 10 & 16 year olds.

This weekly group will provide a supportive, fun, and productive environment for your tween/teen to gain important life skills. In a safe context, we will explore and practice healthy communication, social boundaries, collaboration, team-building, participation, and more.

Key areas of focus:

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  • Peer relations
  • Handling emotions
  • Confidence & self esteem
  • Decreasing anxiety & fearfulness
  • Improving motivation
  • Self-management strategies
  • Cooperation, & compromise
  • Conflict resolution strategies
  • Relaxation tools
  • Staying on track
  • Decreasing hyperactivity
  • School performance


Learning about oneself within a group context is extremely effective. Each group member will gain insights, make connections, and practice new skills within a structured environment.

Group meets Wednesdays 6:30 -7:30PM

The last Wednesday of the month is a group meeting just for parents.

The group will be ongoing, and continue forward with openings for new members throughout the year.


Creating Successful Children ©

212 West Main St. Ste. A
Carrboro, NC 27510
(Near the Farmer’s Market, above the NC Crafts Gallery, same parking lot as Balloons & Tunes)

Contact: David Shanks, LCSW, MBA, PLLC

Read more about David and his therapy practice here.

Why are social skills groups important and effective?

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Groups allow kids to discover that others have similar concerns, challenges, and feelings. Groups can provide positive reinforcement, encouragement, and interaction through open discussion, games, feedback, and friendship. Parents can be given helpful insight by meeting with each other once a month, and a community of support is present for you and your child.