The Cove School Parent Presentation: Confident and Curious

Confident and Curious:

How to help neurodiverse students reduce worrying and develop the competence they need to handle life’s challenges

A Presentation for Parents of Kids at The Cove School

Living in a world that’s increasingly unpredictable, today’s kids are more anxious than ever before. For children and teens who are alternative learners–those with ADHD, ASD and learning disabilities, managing anxiety in conjunction with executive functioning deficits can seem daunting and unmanageable. Dr. Sharon Saline, veteran psychologist and author of “What your ADHD child wishes you knew: Working together to empower kids for success in school and life” and “The ADHD solution card deck” discusses the grip of anxiety and what educators and parents can do to help reduce kids’ worries.

After reviewing the physiology and psychology of anxiety, she will show you how to help kids change their relationship to worry, avoid the pitfalls of negative thinking and reduce social awkwardness. Instead of reassurance and rationalization, you will learn techniques for separating the person from the anxiety, talking to the worry itself and creating effective responses to ‘what ifs’.

Dr. Saline offers tools for teaching kids how to realistically evaluate situations, tolerate uncertainty, engage appropriately with peers and calm down. You’ll learn how to transform worry and insecurity into curiosity and confidence.

Date: October 6, 2021

Time: 6:30 CST / 7:30 EST

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