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Improve Social Skills in Teens and Young Adults

April 07, 2023
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Learn about the IRL Social Skills mentoring program in this bonus podcast interview between Peggy Ployhar, host of Empowering Homeschool Conversation/SPED Homeschool Founder & CEO, and Mara McLoughlin, IRL Founder as they talk about the highlight of this live asynchronous program for teens and young adults.

The education and coaching the IRL Social Skills program provides transforms lives through improved relationships, better communication in a variety of environments, and self-knowledge, advocacy, and empowerment. The courses are fun, interactive, supportive and highly effective.


  • We teach and coach effective strategies and techniques to enter and exit conversations gracefully—without being “fake” or masking.

  • Use humor more appropriately and effectively in a variety of different social situations.

  • Have two-way conversations that demonstrate interest in the other person and help to build camaraderie and understanding.


  • Identify appropriate friends based on shared interests, then learn how to maintain those friendships over time.

  • Develop romantic relationships and use appropriate dating etiquette.


  • We provide scripts and coaching for how to handle direct and indirect bullying.

  • Learn how to be your own best advocate.

  • Become skilled in emotional self-regulation and awareness.

We all need friends, peer support, and connection in order to succeed in life. IRL Social Skills can help you or your socially struggling loved one go from awkward to awesome and from striving to thriving.

Learn more: https://www.irlsocialskills.com/about-peers 

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Meet Your Host
Meet Your Host
Peggy Ployhar, SPED Homeschool Founder & CEO, is a physicist turned home educator who left a lucrative career in the medical device industry to teach the struggling learners in her own home.

Peggy founded SPED Homeschool in 2017 after working in the special education homeschooling industry for over a decade and now she and her team empower families across the globe to homeschool students with diverse learning needs.

She is certified by the American Association of Christian Counselors and trained as a Precept Bible Study leader. Peggy is also a professional aerial silks performer and instructor. In her free time, Peggy enjoys vegan/gluten-free cooking, paddle boarding, hiking and reading. She and her husband Doug live in League City, TX, and after 19 years of homeschooling have now graduated all three of their children from their home school.

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