General Psychology

General Psychology

Dinnertime for the Family with ADHD: How to make family meals more enjoyable for all

Dinnertime can be a wonderful opportunity to catch up with your family, learn what’s going on in each other’s lives and share the delightful experience of a tasty meal. It has the potential to be an enjoyable break in your day where you can check-in … Continue reading Dinnertime for the Family with ADHD: How to make family meals more enjoyable for all

Post-Pandemic Self-Care for Parents: 12 Tips for Wellness Practices in a New Normal

Over the past year, we’ve touched on the importance of self-care for parents during the pandemic. It’s essential for parents to take care of themselves during these times, especially parents of children and teens who struggle with ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety and other issues. After … Continue reading Post-Pandemic Self-Care for Parents: 12 Tips for Wellness Practices in a New Normal

5 Tips to Uplevel Your Spring Cleaning and Decluttering

As the spring air settles in, the daylight hours get longer, and our positivity shifts. But that glistening sunshine may cast a harsh light on the parts of your home and your life that need a good reset after this COVID year. Spring cleaning and … Continue reading 5 Tips to Uplevel Your Spring Cleaning and Decluttering

Beyond ADHD Pandemic Burnout: How to Help Your Family Regroup and Find Strength

If you are tired of hearing about how you and your family need to bounce back (again!) as 2021 perpetuates the same problems as 2020, you are not alone. One mother of a fifteen year-old boy with ADHD and dyslexia who hates virtual school and … Continue reading Beyond ADHD Pandemic Burnout: How to Help Your Family Regroup and Find Strength

Holidays and Family Estrangement

What is Family Estrangement? Family estrangement refers to the loss of a former relationship between parents and children, siblings or other extended family members. Holidays are times when this estrangement can lead to anxiousness, PTS and other conditions. Estrangement reflects physical or emotional distancing and … Continue reading Holidays and Family Estrangement

How ADHD Is Diagnosed

This content is excerpted from HealthCentral on How ADHD Is Diagnosed. I am one of the panel experts, along with Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Rosemarie Manfredi, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist Let’s Talk About How ADHD Is Diagnosed How … Continue reading How ADHD Is Diagnosed

Socializing in a Pandemic

People who are very engaged in social media must use caution to ensure that they don’t place more value on their virtual friends, or how many or few they have, versus their in-person relationships. We can all get distracted by the online world, believing that … Continue reading Socializing in a Pandemic

Change those habits that hurt mental health: Do something different today!

With everybody struggling now more than ever, I see a few major habits in my clients living with ADHD that hurt their mental health more than help them. Let’s look at these behaviors and explore how you can make a few shifts that will improve … Continue reading Change those habits that hurt mental health: Do something different today!

What We Eat is Something We Can Control Now

During this pandemic, we all are experiencing heightened anxiety and there is so much we can’t control. What we eat is luckily something we can control now. Some foods are good for our physical, emotional well-being, and some are not. Although I am not a … Continue reading What We Eat is Something We Can Control Now

How to Nurture Yourself When Preparing for Back to School

It’s essential for parents and caregivers to take care of themselves during these times because we’re talking about a marathon, not a sprint. When you listen to the talk on an airplane about oxygen masks, you’re told to put one on yourself first and then … Continue reading How to Nurture Yourself When Preparing for Back to School

Millennial Loneliness and Depression

It can be hard to make friends as adults: People often feel like it’s hard to make friends as an adult because, quite frankly, it is. When we are in college or technical school, we have a community made for us and we share common … Continue reading Millennial Loneliness and Depression

4 Straight-forward, Practical Hacks for Managing Your Anxiety TODAY

It’s natural for parents to feel stressed and anxious right now. Whether your kids are going back to school in person or a hybrid learning situation, there are complicated issues facing families everywhere. Anxiety wants security and certainty and, with COVID related risks,  we just … Continue reading 4 Straight-forward, Practical Hacks for Managing Your Anxiety TODAY

Feeling low? Tips for keeping your sense of humor amidst the uncertainty

It’s really tough to stand in uncertainty and, right now, people around the globe are facing this challenge as best they can. With all of the confusion about whether to send kids back to school and how to manage hybrid or home learning while working, … Continue reading Feeling low? Tips for keeping your sense of humor amidst the uncertainty

Body Image and ADHD: How to help kids who dislike their bodies

It’s heartbreaking when your son or daughter shares that they don’t like their bodies. They may dislike their shape, their height, their hair color, their fingernails, their nose or their feet. All too often, kids (and adults) compare themselves to an unattainable ideal of beauty … Continue reading Body Image and ADHD: How to help kids who dislike their bodies

Dealing with Defiant ADHD Teens and Tweens in this Strange COVID Summer

Now, more than ever, there seems to be very little we can predict and hold onto. Everyday, we hear new reports about climbing COVID cases as we struggle to practice safety measures, keep up with work, manage bored kids and keep our sanity intact. It … Continue reading Dealing with Defiant ADHD Teens and Tweens in this Strange COVID Summer

Tired of Adolescent Pushback? Here’s how to Understand and Cope with Defiant Teens

Teenagers can push your buttons like no one else. Teens with ADHD–living through the hormonal turmoil of adolescence in addition to struggling with executive functioning challenges such as impulse and emotional control, organization and motivation,  can simultaneously need your support and reject your concern. Unable … Continue reading Tired of Adolescent Pushback? Here’s how to Understand and Cope with Defiant Teens

Parenting Adult Children is Complicated

When young adults have lived independently, they are accustomed to making their own schedules and sleeping, eating, studying and socializing according to their own rhythm. In general,  they’re not that interested in free advice about what they could be doing better or differently. Instead, they … Continue reading Parenting Adult Children is Complicated

Stressed Out and Overwhelmed: Managing Family Life During the COVID Crisis

FREE WEBINAR with Seth Perler and Dr. Sharon Saline May 6, 2020  8 pm EST Burned out on COVID-19?! We get it. Who would’ve thought that the world would change so dramatically? Schedules? What schedules? Kids are staying up late, sleeping to all hours, chores … Continue reading Stressed Out and Overwhelmed: Managing Family Life During the COVID Crisis

Feeling shut down? How to help your family cope with numbness and isolation during COVID

Do you notice that your son or daughter is feeling more frustrated, down and hopeless as the shelter-in-place directive and online schooling continues? I’m hearing from so many kids and parents that things seem to be getting worse as this confinement continues. With thousands of … Continue reading Feeling shut down? How to help your family cope with numbness and isolation during COVID

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

More than deep breathing: Managing uncertainty in your family during COVID 19

This new “normal” isn’t anything we’re accustomed to. With school closures, social distancing, working from home, job lay-offs and 24/7 family time, everybody is making huge adjustments to the massive disruption wrought by COVID 19. While we adults struggle to wrap our brains around these … Continue reading More than deep breathing: Managing uncertainty in your family during COVID 19

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

Why did you post THAT? Smart Screen Parenting for Kids with ADHD

It’s the question I hear from almost every parent I meet: How do I make sure my son or daughter is using technology appropriately? Research has shown that managing technology in families is the greatest sources of arguments in the home according to both kids … Continue reading Why did you post THAT? Smart Screen Parenting for Kids with ADHD

Habits that Hurt Mental Health

I see a few major habits in my clients that hurt their mental health more than help them. Spending too much time on social media: Social media not only seems to suck up time faster than you notice but it also is built to so … Continue reading Habits that Hurt Mental Health

Forget Freaking Out: How to parent panic attacks in kids with ADHD

Does your child or teen ever tell you that they are having a panic attack? Or, do they describe symptoms such as shortness of breath, a pounding heart and the sudden feeling like the world is closing in on them? Panic attacks are awful for … Continue reading Forget Freaking Out: How to parent panic attacks in kids with ADHD

Impact of Watching Scary Shows

Stranger Things is back on Thursdays. Should you let your child watch it or other scary shows? How to judge if they are ready. Watching anything scary on television or at the movies before a child is cognitively, psychologically and emotionally ready to understand and … Continue reading Impact of Watching Scary Shows

Are You Giving Feedback or Criticism? Recognize the Difference and Change What You’re Doing

As a parent, your motivations and intentions behind a statement might greatly differ from how your child interprets it. How do you know when you are giving feedback or criticism, and who is to decide? For example: Your 16 year-old daughter, Layla, agrees to clean … Continue reading Are You Giving Feedback or Criticism? Recognize the Difference and Change What You’re Doing

Remember to Celebrate Your Strengths as a Parent This Holiday season

Recently I read an article in the New York Times about Tom Hanks as he was doing interviews for the release of his new movie, “A beautiful day in the neighborhood.” He talked about a lot of things but also discussed how it’s “not easy … Continue reading Remember to Celebrate Your Strengths as a Parent This Holiday season

Plan Now for A Happier Family Holiday Season

As the holidays descend upon us, it’s time to sit down and consider how you would like the holidays to with your family. We are seduced by the Hollywood ideal of stuffed stockings hanging above a glowing fire while people joyfully drink their hot cocoa. … Continue reading Plan Now for A Happier Family Holiday Season

Feeling Holiday Stress? Start caring for your mental health today!

Happiness during the holiday season for your family really depends on your ability to stay sane and stable in the midst of all of the shopping, planning and parties. When you are able to manage yourself with as much calm and clarity as possible, your … Continue reading Feeling Holiday Stress? Start caring for your mental health today!

The Benefits of Experiential Gifting

Black Friday, Cyber Monday Alternatives People Over Stuff! Giving experiences benefits people in several ways. First, you are offering them something unique that will provide them with lasting memories. Perhaps it’s an experience they’ve wanted to do but not been able or willing to arrange … Continue reading The Benefits of Experiential Gifting

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

Depression Myths

What people get wrong about depression: You could make it go away if you tried harder. An incident must have happened to make you depressed. Otherwise you wouldn’t be sad. If you practiced more gratitude, you’d feel better. Anxiety and depression are unrelated. Depression is … Continue reading Depression Myths

Habits that Hurt Mental Health

I see a few major habits in my clients that hurt their mental health more than help them. Spending too much time on social media: Social media not only seems to suck up time faster than you notice but it also is built to so … Continue reading Habits that Hurt Mental Health

Frustrated by Inconsistent Progress? Change Your Expectations and Nurture Efforting

It happened again. Tonight when you went to take your daughter’s phone for the evening, she argued with you. Even though, you’ve had this conversation for the millionth time yesterday, she pushed back again today. Exasperated by her lack of recall and self-control and expecting … Continue reading Frustrated by Inconsistent Progress? Change Your Expectations and Nurture Efforting

Manage big feelings better: Reduce triggers by noticing bodily signals

For kids with ADHD, managing intense emotions can be extra tough. In the heat of the moment, it’s hard for any of us to hold it together and act the way we’d like to. Breathing techniques, calming phrases or taking a walk are great options … Continue reading Manage big feelings better: Reduce triggers by noticing bodily signals

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: Clever ways to pack in more fun with the kids before summer ends

(Mass Appeal) – Are you disappointed that the pandemic has hampered some fun summer plans with the family? Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline of DrSharonSaline.com joins us with some creative ways to enjoy time with the family while staying safe. Click logo below to watch.

22 News Mass Appeal: Understanding and managing the anxiety of returning to school

(Mass Appeal) – These are anxious times for kids and adults as the school year restarts. But it’s important to remember that children absorb how adults act in different situations and feed off those emotions and actions. Dr. Sharon Saline is here today with some … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Understanding and managing the anxiety of returning to school

CHADD Webinar: “Off You Go!” Helping Your Teen Navigate The Transition From High School To The Next Chapter

Many families struggle with the pressure and anxiety related to launching teens with ADHD to life after high school. It’s hard to know when to support them and when to let go. How can you teach them the life skills they’ll need to thrive independently? … Continue reading CHADD Webinar: “Off You Go!” Helping Your Teen Navigate The Transition From High School To The Next Chapter

22 News Mass Appeal: Back to School Week: Start The New School Year With The Right Study Habits

(Mass Appeal) – Did your kids struggle in the spring with remote learning? It’s important to start the new school year off on the right foot. Here with some study tips for hybrid and remote learning is clinical psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline Click logo below … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Back to School Week: Start The New School Year With The Right Study Habits

The Enrollment Management Association: The Big Pivot: Preparing Your Community for an Unusual Back-to-School Transition

This has certainly been the strangest of times. The combination of changes wrought by COVID-19 and socio-political protests have disrupted life for students, families, and school communities across the world. Canceled summer programs, internships, jobs, and vacations intensified everybody’s disappointment, frustration, and worry. It’s tough … Continue reading The Enrollment Management Association: The Big Pivot: Preparing Your Community for an Unusual Back-to-School Transition

22 News Mass Appeal: Reducing Anxiety by Shifting From Worry to Wonder

(Mass Appeal) – Look at how much worrying you’ve done over the past few months. Imagine in the future you took all the time you would’ve spent worrying and shifted that to be more inquisitive by wondering in a positive way? Dr. Sharon Saline explains … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Reducing Anxiety by Shifting From Worry to Wonder

Additude Mag: From Screen Time to Safe Socializing: The Summer 2020 Guide for ADHD Families

Summer safety during a pandemic means activities that are socially distant yet still fun and collaborative for kids with ADHD. Use these strategies to better communicate with your child, devise activities for the whole family, and make the most of this weird summer. Click the … Continue reading Additude Mag: From Screen Time to Safe Socializing: The Summer 2020 Guide for ADHD Families

Additude Mag: Q: Why Is My Child with ADHD So Angry and Violent Now?

Some children with ADHD are prone to emotional outbursts of anger, violence, and abusive language. Here, learn how parents can anticipate and prevent this extreme emotional dysregulation, and respond calmly and productively when it happens. Click logo below to read more.

Smith College Studies in Social Work: Thriving in the New Normal

Thriving in the New Normal: How COVID-19 has Affected Alternative Learners and Their Families and Implementing Effective, Creative Therapeutic Interventions This article has been accepted for publication in Smith College Studies in Social Work, Volume 91, 2021 – Issue 1, published by Taylor & Francis. … Continue reading Smith College Studies in Social Work: Thriving in the New Normal

22 News Mass Appeal: Adapting to change: Tips for making effective adjustments

(Mass Appeal) – Life is filled with changes, some of them positive and some of them challenging. In this year of COVID, there have been more changes than many of us can count. Adapting to them has been really tough for some folks, whether you … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Adapting to change: Tips for making effective adjustments

Overcoming Distractions Podcast: EP 107: Ditch negative thinking and develop a positive mindset with your ADHD

How can I have a positive mindset when I have ADHD? That is a question we hear all the time, and we are going to do our best to answer it and offer some expert advice on the subject in this episode. Some people call … Continue reading Overcoming Distractions Podcast: EP 107: Ditch negative thinking and develop a positive mindset with your ADHD

RE-Focus Podcast EP 39: Managing your child’s risky behaviors

Angela Stephens, host of the RE-Focus podcast, is joined by Sharon Saline, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, who is an expert in how ADHD, learning disabilities and mental health issues affect children, teens and families. They discuss improving memory and focus, taking on your child’s … Continue reading RE-Focus Podcast EP 39: Managing your child’s risky behaviors

22 News Mass Appeal: Managing stress for a better night’s sleep

(Mass Appeal) – The past year has been nothing short of stressful and the simple fact is that stress can adversely affect your sleep quality. Joining us with four tips on managing your stress – and getting a better night’s sleep – is clinical psychologist … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Managing stress for a better night’s sleep

Psychotherapy Networker | Relearning Parenthood: When Children Reach Adulthood, What Then?

“I live in an open nest. It’s not an empty one, but some days it sure feels that way. The rooms are tidy and still. Things stay just where I place them: the dirty glass in the sink, the jeans drying over the bannister, the … Continue reading Psychotherapy Networker | Relearning Parenthood: When Children Reach Adulthood, What Then?

Relationship: How to Let Someone Go- 3 Most Important Things You Must Do

“Ending a relationship can be hard, extremely hard. Human beings are relational.  The majority of us thrive when we are in relationships that are healthy and mutually satisfying. Sometimes, however, ending relationships and letting someone go is a  necessary and difficult part of one’s life … Continue reading Relationship: How to Let Someone Go- 3 Most Important Things You Must Do

TDAH Descomplicado Interview with Dr. Sharon Saline

The best way to help your child with ADHD ADHD Coach Yuri Maia, TDAH descomplicado (Brazil), and Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline (U.S.) discuss Dr. Saline’s experience with ADHD, helpful tips for families, and her book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew, that is … Continue reading TDAH Descomplicado Interview with Dr. Sharon Saline

PsychCentral: 32 of the Best Ways to Get Organized When You Have ADHD

“Staying organized might be a challenge for people living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but it is possible. It’s natural for projects and responsibilities to get out of hand once in a while. You may have a busy schedule, or it might be a … Continue reading PsychCentral: 32 of the Best Ways to Get Organized When You Have ADHD

22 News Mass Appeal: 5 common mistakes parents of children with ADHD make

(Mass Appeal) – Setting up a successful summer for children can be a challenge… even more so if you have a child with ADHD. Here are 5 common mistakes parents make with ADHD kids and how you can overcome them. Click the logo below to … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: 5 common mistakes parents of children with ADHD make

22 News Mass Appeal: Talking with your teen, getting them to open up

(Mass Appeal) – If you’re a parent of teens, or have been, then you know communicating with them can be difficult. Questions are answered with one word responses, if at all. But there is a way to get your teen to open up. Clinical psychologist … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Talking with your teen, getting them to open up

ADDitude Mag | Expert Webinar: Gender Diversity & Neurodiversity

Gender Diversity and Neurodiversity: How to Support a Child, Teen, or Young Adult with ADHD as They Explore Gender ADDitude Mag Expert Webinar with Sharon Saline, Psy.D. & Julie Mencher, MSW. [Video Replay & Podcast #350] “If every generation of youth finds a way to … Continue reading ADDitude Mag | Expert Webinar: Gender Diversity & Neurodiversity

ADDitude Mag | When Children with ADHD Explore Gender Identity: A Guide for Parents

It’s natural and healthy for children, teens, and young adults to explore gender identity along with other aspects of identity. When the child has ADHD, the unique facets of this condition can influence that process. Here, understand the intersection of neurodiversity and gender diversity, and … Continue reading ADDitude Mag | When Children with ADHD Explore Gender Identity: A Guide for Parents

Psychology Today: ADHD and Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria

Do you ever feel so devastated by the criticism from a friend, teacher, boss, relative, or co-worker that you keep repeating what they said to you over and over? Is it really tough for you to rebound after feeling left out by your friends or … Continue reading Psychology Today: ADHD and Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria

SciTech Central 18th World Seminar: Best Video Award!

Dr. Sharon Saline received the Best Video Award at the Scitech Central 18th World Seminar on Covid-19 and Vaccinations! Watch Dr. Saline’s full video & all of the seminar presentations here. “Thriving in the New Normal: How COVID-19 has Affected Neurodiverse, Alternative Learners and Their … Continue reading SciTech Central 18th World Seminar: Best Video Award!

22 News Mass Appeal: Managing summer screen time for your kids

(Mass Appeal) – Summer often means a looser structure for children, which often leads to increased screen time. Joining us with tips on managing summer screen time for your kids is clinical psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline. Click the logo below to watch the interview.

22 News Mass Appeal: Three keys to raising tweens

(Mass Appeal) – The emotional rollercoaster of having a tween around can make for a stressful home. Tweens are straddling the two worlds between childhood and full-fledged adolescence. Why do they want to cuddle with you one moment and then yell at you an hour … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Three keys to raising tweens

22 News Mass Appeal: Tips on being a great parent

Do you spend time comparing yourself to other parents on social media and feel you come up short? It’s time to stop looking at what you are NOT doing and start valuing yourself. Regardless of your natural human foibles, you are still the best parent … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Tips on being a great parent

22 News Mass Appeal: How to help your children make the transition back to school smoothly

(Mass Appeal) – Kids across our area are heading back to the classroom in some capacity. For most kids it will be a fun time, but for some it will be very stressful and overwhelming. Clinical psychologist, Dr. Sharon Saline, is here to offer some … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: How to help your children make the transition back to school smoothly

22 News Mass Appeal: Four ways to prevent our continued virtual life from keeping us feeling down

(Mass Appeal) – It’s been a year since we started confinement due to COVID and many of us are still living much of our lives virtually. Joining us now is psychologist and author, Doctor Sharon Saline with more on how we can make sure this … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Four ways to prevent our continued virtual life from keeping us feeling down

22 News Mass Appeal: Kids feeling bogged down? Here are four tips to boost motivation

(Mass Appeal) – If you feel like you’ve lost your get up and go as February drags on, you’re not alone. Many parents and students feel bogged down right now. Lots of students are struggling to see the point of putting efforts into their schoolwork, … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Kids feeling bogged down? Here are four tips to boost motivation

Just Education Podcast: Episode 36 – Teaching in Covidland Panel Discussion

In this episode of Mentorships in Education, Just Education Podcast welcomes a panel consisting of Atty Maureen Graves, Dr Sharon Saline, and Steve Waters CEO, Teach Well Alliance. Click the logo below to listen to the episode.

22 News Mass Appeal: 4 Essential Coping Tools for Winter COVID Blues

It’s January. It’s Cold and grey with snow coming this week and spring is at least two months away. We’ve all got the winter blues and this year, if you add on the element of COVID, the blues just seem much worse. So, what do … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: 4 Essential Coping Tools for Winter COVID Blues

ADDitude: “Q: How Can I Teach Empathy to My 15-Year-Old?”

The teen years see remarkable (and sometimes jarring) development in the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain responsible for emotions — regulating your own and tuning into the emotions of others. Here, learn how to help your adolescent better “read” and understand how other … Continue reading ADDitude: “Q: How Can I Teach Empathy to My 15-Year-Old?”

22 News Mass Appeal: Talking to children and teens appropriately about what’s seen in the news

First it was the pandemic, now political unrest. With all of these unsettling events, how do we talk to our kids about what’s going on when we’re upset or unsure ourselves? Dr. Sharon Saline joins us for the discussion. Click logo below to read more.

22 News Mass Appeal: Finding peace during the stressful holiday season

It’s so easy to get caught up in the rush and stress of the holiday season. But, we’re going to take a few minutes now to refocus and turn our attention to the simple pleasures this time of year. Click logo below to read more.

22 News Mass Appeal: Improve your health by giving

Being a volunteer, making charitable donations, or even something as simple as holding the door for someone has positive health benefits. So, why not improve your well being by giving to others. Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Sharon Saline explains how the act of selflessness can have … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Improve your health by giving

22 News Mass Appeal: Tips on Beating Pandemic Boredom

COVID fatigue is a feeling many are experiencing with this extended pandemic lockdown. How do you deal with the boredom of your daily monotony? Clinical psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline of DrSharonSaline.com joins us with some family-friendly tips. Click logo below to read more.

22 News Mass Appeal: Tips to Make Online Learning Easier

With the cold weather approaching and COVID numbers rising, parents are facing the added responsibility of supporting our children’s online learning. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline, of doctorsharonsaline.com, joins us with four tips to help children and teens with school work. Click logo below to … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Tips to Make Online Learning Easier

ExQ Infinite Know How: Confident and Curious Webinar

Now that the novelty of returning to school has started to wear off, our students are facing the reality of hybrid and online learning. The 2020-21 academic year promises to amplify anxiety that complicates a successful educational experience. Given the very real challenges students, teachers … Continue reading ExQ Infinite Know How: Confident and Curious Webinar

Re:Set: How Misrepresentation of Adderall in Pop Culture Impacts People With ADHD

From shows like “Grown-ish” to movies like “22 Jump Street” and “Bad Education,” ADHD medication like Ritalin and Adderall have become a mainstay in pop culture. The media has played a strong role in propagating the use of such stimulants as a performance-enhancing drug [for … Continue reading Re:Set: How Misrepresentation of Adderall in Pop Culture Impacts People With ADHD

ADHD Awareness Month Q&A: Why Should I Consider Parent Training?

Kids with ADHD benefit from direct tools and regular connection to improve their executive functioning skills. Parent training gives parents the techniques, strategies and confidence to empower their children and teens for success at home and school. Click logo below to read more.

22 News Mass Appeal: Help stop arguments with your children by using these 4 strategies

Life is stressful enough without adding family fights. While disagreements are a normal part of family dynamics, you can try four tips from Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline to help improve the harmony in your home. Click logo below to read more.

22 News Mass Appeal: Children and politics: How to address anxiety and validate concerns

Tuesday is election day, and there’s no escaping the tension and disagreements surrounding it. Our kids pick up on that anxiety, too. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline, from drsharonsaline.com, shares advice on helping our children’s concerns surrounding the election. Click logo below to read more.

22 News Mass Appeal: Reopening our Community: The power of volunteering as a family

(Mass Appeal) – Volunteering in our community not only helps a cause close to you, it can also teach some valuable life lessons to your children. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline discusses ways to get your kids engaged and active to help others. Click logo … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Reopening our Community: The power of volunteering as a family

EsaCare: Top 3 Benefits of an Emotional Support Animal on ADHD by 14 Renowned Experts

People suffering from mental health conditions experience multiple emotions that change through the day daily. Support animals for them are meant to help their owners keep their emotions in check and remain calm. It helps if the animal you choose to support you is cuddly … Continue reading EsaCare: Top 3 Benefits of an Emotional Support Animal on ADHD by 14 Renowned Experts

22 News Mass Appeal: How to have conversations about race and beliefs with your children

(Mass Appeal) – Understanding how to have difficult conversations with our children around race, politics and justice is important. Children are exposed to the media and may not understand the messages they’re receiving. It’s also a perfect time to teach them to stand up for … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: How to have conversations about race and beliefs with your children

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

Live Life Clearly Podcast EP 19: Conflict Resolution With Kids During Quarantine

Today is an interview with Dr. Sharon Saline.  She teaches us how to communicate and negotiate with our kids and teens by using Reflective Listening and giving them a sense of autonomy through Directed Free Choice.  We discuss how to get on the same page … Continue reading Live Life Clearly Podcast EP 19: Conflict Resolution With Kids During Quarantine

22 News Mass Appeal: Advice on finding the right therapist for your child

(Mass Appeal) – This pandemic has put children through a lot emotionally. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline, of DrSharonSaline.com, joins us with advice on finding a therapist for your child if they are struggling. Dr. Saline says first parents must determine what’s typical behavior and … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Advice on finding the right therapist for your child

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

22 News Mass Appeal: It’s time to embrace the “less is more” philosophy during this pandemic

(Mass Appeal) – It’s a difficult time right now, and smart to give ourselves a little break. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline, of DrSharonSaline.com, joins us with tips on how to embrace a less is more philosophy. First, advises Dr. Saline, maybe take a break … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: It’s time to embrace the “less is more” philosophy during this pandemic

22 News Mass Appeal: Advice on finding joy in life during the pandemic

(Mass Appeal) – It’s harder than normal to find joy in life these days, with social distancing, a plummeting economy, and health concerns. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline joins us with creative ways to help you and your families stay positive. Click logo below to … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Advice on finding joy in life during the pandemic

Psychology Today: 5 COVID-19 Survival Tips for Teens and Young Adults with ADHD

Is the continuing COVID-19 shelter-in-place getting you down? Do you feel like you are losing your independent identity and morphing back into a younger self? You are not alone. Many older teens and young adults with ADHD feel increasingly frustrated, lost, worried, or depressed. Unsure of the future and unhappy with … Continue reading Psychology Today: 5 COVID-19 Survival Tips for Teens and Young Adults with ADHD

ADHD Palooza Video: You Can Do It––Motivation Tips and Tools to Get Stuff Done

Dr. Sharon Saline talks with Linda Roggli about Motivation and How To Get Stuff Done as part of 2019’s ADHD Palooza. Click logo below to watch the video.

22 News Mass Appeal: Why do we feel the need to hoard supplies during Covid-19?

(Mass Appeal) – We’ve seen it in the grocery stores; sudden shortages of toilet paper and other supplies. Why do we feel the need to hoard during times of uncertainty? Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline joins us with an explanation. Click logo below to watch … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Why do we feel the need to hoard supplies during Covid-19?

22 News Mass Appeal: Use this time at home to be creative, have fun and develop a new hobby

(Mass Appeal) – Most of us have a list of things we’ve always wished we’ve learned, or skills we’ve wanted to develop. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline joined us to talk about how starting a new hobby can be good for your mental health. Dr. … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Use this time at home to be creative, have fun and develop a new hobby

NBC News: Want To Be Happier This Year?

Want to be happier this year? Mental health experts share their resolutions for a less-divisive, healthier 2020 17 therapists share their New Year’s resolutions — and how they’ll make them stick. It’s that time of year, aka, the start of a new one, when we … Continue reading NBC News: Want To Be Happier This Year?

Upjourney: How to Stop Thinking or Obsessing About Someone You Hate

Not being able to get someone out of your head can be very irritating, especially if it’s someone you hate. So, how do you stop thinking about someone that you have such strong emotions about? We asked experts to share their insights. Click logo below … Continue reading Upjourney: How to Stop Thinking or Obsessing About Someone You Hate

Upjourney: Things Narcissists Say to Get You Back (According to 12 Experts)

Narcissists will do anything and will go to any length to get you back. So before you get stuck into a narcissist’s web once again, here are the things they’ll say to get you back. Click logo below to read more.

WebMD: What Is Your Non-ADHD Partner Thinking?

If you have ADHD, you may sense your partner is sometimes frustrated by your behavior, but you might not know exactly what’s bothering her — or what to do about it. Everyone’s different, but there are some common things like disorganization, forgetfulness, or blurting out your … Continue reading WebMD: What Is Your Non-ADHD Partner Thinking?

How To Stay Productive In The Winter If The Blues Are Destroying Your Concentration, According To Experts

Sometimes the best kind of motivation is self-motivation, so if you’re having a hard time putting ideas into practice this winter, Dr. Sharon Saline, psychologist and author of the book What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life, tells … Continue reading How To Stay Productive In The Winter If The Blues Are Destroying Your Concentration, According To Experts

How To Stay Productive In The Winter If The Blues Are Destroying Your Concentration, According To Experts

Sometimes the best kind of motivation is self-motivation, so if you’re having a hard time putting ideas into practice this winter, Dr. Sharon Saline, psychologist and author of the book What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life, tells … Continue reading How To Stay Productive In The Winter If The Blues Are Destroying Your Concentration, According To Experts

How to Reject Someone In The Nicest Way Possible

Dr. Sharon Saline, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist, told INSIDER, “The main thing is to be able to say what you need to say clearly without blame or judgment or insults and talk about yourself.”

22 News Mass Appeal: The psychology of procrastination

Dr. Sharon Saline, clinical psychologist at DrSharonSaline.com , broke down the psychology of procrastination – and what we can do to combat it.

Attention Magazine: It’s Not Just About Time Management

Are you always late for events? Do you often turn in papers, reports, or projects after their deadlines? If so, you are not alone. Many adults with ADHD struggle with understanding and using their time well. Read It’s Not Just About Time Management August 2018

Bustle: What’s The Difference Between A Therapist And Life Coach? 7 Questions To Determine Which You Need

“Therapy and coaching both facilitate change in people and assist them with gaining perspective on their problems,” Sharon Saline, PsyD, clinical psychologist and author of What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life, tells Bustle. … Continue reading Bustle: What’s The Difference Between A Therapist And Life Coach? 7 Questions To Determine Which You Need

Vice News: "A Therapist’s Script For Breaking Up With a Friend"

Vice News: “A Therapist’s Script For Breaking Up With a Friend” It can be harder (and more awkward) than breaking up with a partner. Click logo below to read more.

ADDA: Do You Need A Therapist For ADHD

In this webinar recording (April 2018) from ADDA, Dr. Saline will teach you how to decide if you need a therapist and easy ways to find one who fits you best. With the many options of coaching, counseling, therapy and online support groups, it can … Continue reading ADDA: Do You Need A Therapist For ADHD

You’ve Got This! Motivating Teens Without Threats or Arguments

ADDitude Magazine presents a webinar with Dr. Sharon Saline. Whether it’s homework, chores, or extracurricular projects, your teen takes forever to get started — and needs a steady stream of reminders to finish. Many parents of teens with ADHD feel exasperated and exhausted trying to … Continue reading You’ve Got This! Motivating Teens Without Threats or Arguments

The Myth of Multi-Tasking

Recently, I attended the Learning and the Brain Conference in Boston where I listened to many wise people talk about how our society is under siege from “information overload.” Daniel Goleman, author of  several books including “Focus” and “Emotional Intelligence” mentioned that we process 5 … Continue reading The Myth of Multi-Tasking

Making the most out of 2014

Happy new year! As we welcome 2014, many of us are thinking about how to make this year as good as or better than the last. What changes do we want to see for ourselves and for our children? Usually, people with ADHD/ADD can quickly … Continue reading Making the most out of 2014

The Benefits of Working Backwards

As the days grow shorter and we face turning our clocks back an hour, it seems like a great ‘time’ to talk about the benefits of working backwards in the service of moving forwards. Backwards design means planning in reverse so that you can get … Continue reading The Benefits of Working Backwards