Anxiety, Depression, and More

Anxiety, Depression, and More

Getting ready: Tips for preparing for school in uncertain times

After a spring semester with remote learning and its many complications for students, parents and educators, schools are reopening in the fall. While each state is dictating its own guidelines for this reopening, it looks like many independent schools and public school districts will opt … Continue reading Getting ready: Tips for preparing for school in uncertain times

What’s a Normal Level of Anxiety?

Stress and anxiety are connected but also different. Stress is related to feeling overwhelmed and incapable of managing the things that you have to do. Productive stress motivates you to get stuff done; poisonous stress contributes to worry and anxiety. You can’t get things accomplished … Continue reading What’s a Normal Level of Anxiety?

Prepare Now to Transition to In-Person School

Online Schooling has relieved anxiety for some – Learning from home has been a pleasant relief for many students who struggle socially at school or have extreme anxiety. The various triggers that going to school presents for them have been eliminated. Online school offers limited … Continue reading Prepare Now to Transition to In-Person School

5 Essential Emotional Survival Tips for Families Living with ADHD during Confinement

It’s hard to believe that we’re halfway through April and we are still living in confinement—all around the world. Although you may have established daily routines (and I hope you have because structure is comforting for kids with ADHD), emotions are probably running high. Each … Continue reading 5 Essential Emotional Survival Tips for Families Living with ADHD during Confinement

Coronavirus Anxiety

Q: What is situational anxiety? A: Situational anxiety occurs when someone is worried about certain environments or events and what will happen in these contexts. When people suffer from situational anxiety, they feel frightened by and unclear about how to manage the circumstances that concern … Continue reading Coronavirus Anxiety

Kids and Mental Health Days

Mental health days can be very beneficial to kids for a much-needed break from the stress of school, particularly with kids who have ADHD, learning disabilities or high functioning ASD for whom school can be their hardest area of functioning. When kids are particularly overwhelmed, … Continue reading Kids and Mental Health Days

4 Tools to Manage Panic Attacks

Panic attacks are best managed by having a concrete set of steps to follow that you’ve figured out beforehand. When you can identify the triggers and notice the warning signs, you can ground yourself more effectively and won’t be thrown off course as much. In … Continue reading 4 Tools to Manage Panic Attacks

Anxiety and Food

Q: What foods might spike anxiety … and why? A: Although I am not a medical doctor, I’ve observed that especially sugary foods or those with a lot of caffeine can increase someone’s agitation and then make them more prone to anxiety. Sometimes ginseng can … Continue reading Anxiety and Food

22 News Mass Appeal: Insight on helping kids cope with insecurity

(Mass Appeal) – The COVID-19 pandemic has turned lives upside down and it’s leaving many kids feeling more and more insecure. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline of DrSharonSaline.com, joined us with advice on helping children remember who they are. First, stated Dr. Saline, is normalize … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Insight on helping kids cope with insecurity

What’s the Difference Between Nervousness and Anxiety?

Recently, a parent asked me to answer this question. He wanted to understand when his child’s frequent worrying should be evaluated by a mental health practitioner or a primary care provider. In these tense and confusing times, it’s easy to confuse normal feelings of nervousness … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Nervousness and Anxiety?

22 News Mass Appeal: Self-care tips to reduce stress and anxiety

Mass Appeal) – With the high levels of stress, anxiety and depression people are experiencing right now, it’s more important than ever to take the time for restorative activities. Dr. Sharon Saline, Clinical Psychologist from DrSharonSaline.com joins us with 4 easy ways to practice self-care. … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Self-care tips to reduce stress and anxiety

Psych Central: How to Help Your Family Cope with Numbness and Isolation During COVID-19

Do you notice that your child or teen is feeling more frustrated and hopeless as the shelter-in-place directive continues? I’m hearing from so many families that things seem to be getting increasingly worse. With thousands of schools switching their grading systems to Pass/Fail, many kids … Continue reading Psych Central: How to Help Your Family Cope with Numbness and Isolation During COVID-19

Rewire: Don’t Google Your Symptoms – Why We Get Medical Anxiety

I woke up in the middle of the night with pain in my chest. I rolled over and grabbed my phone, googling my symptoms. It didn’t look good. “Think you’re having a heart attack? Call 911 immediately,” Google advised me. “Chest pain has many causes … Continue reading Rewire: Don’t Google Your Symptoms – Why We Get Medical Anxiety

Attention Talk Video : ADHD and Anxiety: A Basic Intervention

Many with ADHD have a lot of anxiety, but how do they manage it effectively? In this video ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) interviews Dr. Sharon Saline on a basic intervention to manage worry and anxiety. While Dr. Saline shares the strategy, Jeff explains the … Continue reading Attention Talk Video : ADHD and Anxiety: A Basic Intervention

Parenting in the Thick of It Podcast: Is Your Child’s Anxiety Escalating During Covid-19?

It can be so hard to be the sounding board for everyone’s worries during this time – it’s stressful for us. At times we can barely contain our own anxiety never mind help our children with theirs. Today on the show, I have Dr Sharon … Continue reading Parenting in the Thick of It Podcast: Is Your Child’s Anxiety Escalating During Covid-19?

Tips to Reduce or Eliminate Anxiety

Anxiety is a physiological response related to a perceived danger and worried, negative thinking. Basic fight or flight responses are triggered from worries and these reactions are usually disproportionate to the concern at hand. Worry can be productive or poisonous. Productive worry is worry about … Continue reading Tips to Reduce or Eliminate Anxiety

What to Do When Your Child is Scared of the Dark

Monsters? Creepy noises? Frequent insomnia? Many children with and without ADHD struggle with going to bed, being in a dark room and falling asleep. Of course, it’s normal to be frightened of unfamiliar things. it’s also common for some kids with ADHD to struggle to … Continue reading What to Do When Your Child is Scared of the Dark

Why Do I Cry So Easily? Experts Break Down the Reasons Behind Your Tears

According to Dr. Sharon Saline, the effort it may take you to ward off sadness, anxiety, bad news, or something that disturbs you could be compromised when you’re stressed. “When the body is dealing with these strong feelings, the feeling brain takes over the thinking brain and … Continue reading Why Do I Cry So Easily? Experts Break Down the Reasons Behind Your Tears

One37pm: The Worrier’s Guide to Success

Often “worrier” has a negative connotation. And because of that, many entrepreneurs may see themselves not as worriers but as strategizers or problem solvers, says Sharon Saline, Psy.D., psychologist and author of What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew.

Helping Kids with ADHD get more ZZZZ’s

If your son or daughter has trouble going to sleep, you are not alone. There are several issues that complicate going to sleep for kids with ADHD. Some kids are sensitive to the medication they take and it can negatively impact their ability to drift … Continue reading Helping Kids with ADHD get more ZZZZ’s

TADD 2018- Overcoming anxiety so you live more confidently

Sharon Saline, Psy.D., clinical psychologist and author of What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life, specializes in working with kids, young adults and families living with ADHD, learning disabilities and mental health issues. Her … Continue reading TADD 2018- Overcoming anxiety so you live more confidently

ADHD Support Talk Radio: Turning down the Volume on Anxiety with Adult ADHD

Dr. Sharon Saline discusses why adults with ADHD ADD often struggle with anxiety and offers new ways to think about anxiety.  ADHD Support Talk Radio Anxiety is a common struggle for adults with ADHD, and the effects can be debilitating in both our personal and … Continue reading ADHD Support Talk Radio: Turning down the Volume on Anxiety with Adult ADHD

The Bright and Quirky Child Summit: Fostering Resilience for Kids with Anxiety

Dr. Saline is one of the experts included in this online summit about bright kids with focus, learning, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. The Bright & Quirky Child Summit: “Fostering Resilience for Kids with Anxiety”  

Attention Magazine: Worried & Preoccupied-Five Ways You Can Reduce Anxiety and Live More Confidently

In today’s world, where bad news travels the globe in seconds online, people seem more anxious than ever. Read Worried and Preoccupied: Five Ways You Can Reduce Anxiety and Live More Confidently (June 2018)

AttentionTalk Radio: ADHD & COVID-19––Managing Work and Kids at Home

It’s a unique time in world and American history. For the first time we’re basically putting the world on hold to combat the Coronavirus. Schools are closed and many are having to work from home. This is a challenge for everyone but especially for those … Continue reading AttentionTalk Radio: ADHD & COVID-19––Managing Work and Kids at Home

AttentionTalk Radio: ADHD Tips– The Relationship Between Worry and Anxiety

AttentionTalk Radio: ADHD Tips– The Relationship Between Worry and Anxiety Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can be stressful, create a lot of anxiety, and lead to worry. In this episode of Attention talk Radio, attention and ADHD coach Jeff Copper (http://digcoaching.com) interviews Dr. Sharon Saline (http://drsharonsaline.com) … Continue reading AttentionTalk Radio: ADHD Tips– The Relationship Between Worry and Anxiety

ImpactADHD: Fostering Resilience for Kids with Anxiety

According to Dr. Saline, anxiety is a physiological response to worry. The primitive part of the brain gets frightened – as if there’s a tiger at the door of the cave. Once triggered, the amygdala takes over the brain with a basic response: fight or … Continue reading ImpactADHD: Fostering Resilience for Kids with Anxiety

ADDitude Magazine: How Can We Teach Our Emotional, Anxious Tween to Calm Herself?

Could the loss of a loved one spark emotional outbursts and runaway anxiety attacks in a tween with ADHD? Dear Teen Parenting Coach Dr. Sharon Saline explains how puberty can exacerbate poor emotional regulation, and how parents can help children struggling with scary and overpowering … Continue reading ADDitude Magazine: How Can We Teach Our Emotional, Anxious Tween to Calm Herself?

Manage Anxiety in Your ADHD Kids

This month’s blog is actually an interview that I had with the team at ImpactADHD. com. It focuses on building resilience and competency as a way to help ADHD kids manage their anxiety.  Check it out!  http://impactadhd.com/manage-emotions-and-impulses/kids-with-anxiety/

Using Technology as Friend Not Foe

Everybody needs reminders sometimes. Children and teens with ADHD seem to need more reminders than other youngsters and often feel like they are being nagged. Technology, although a frequent source of distraction, can be extremely helpful in providing kids with ADHD the cues they need … Continue reading Using Technology as Friend Not Foe