General Psychology

General Psychology

Youth & Technology: How Social Media Affects the Mental Health of Children with ADHD

Let’s face it: screens are a defining feature in the lives of both children and adolescents. Whether it’s social media apps (i.e. Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or Discord), YouTube videos, gaming, television, texting, listening to music or buying material goods, kids today are extremely … Continue reading Youth & Technology: How Social Media Affects the Mental Health of Children with ADHD

ADHD Parenting: 4 Ways Adults Can Lighten the Mood with Kids During Difficult Moments

Maintaining a sense of humor when raising ADHD and non-ADHD kids alike is an essential tool for any parent. Children can expand your heart and push your buttons like no one else. But being able to laugh at what happens, at your reactions and sometimes … Continue reading ADHD Parenting: 4 Ways Adults Can Lighten the Mood with Kids During Difficult Moments

3 Ways to Help Children and Teens Maintain Academic Progress During Summer Break

“School’s over. YAY! I have no homework today!” Do these words sound familiar? Most children and teens with ADHD (and without it) are thrilled to have a break from academics and enjoy their summer–their free time. Yet, children with learning challenges can lose some of … Continue reading 3 Ways to Help Children and Teens Maintain Academic Progress During Summer Break

Summer Vacations with ADHD: 5 Beat The Heat Tips for Families

Aah, the thrill of family vacations! Everyone piles in the car, bus or plane for a fun-filled week of togetherness and Hollywood happily-ever after endings, right? Family vacations often start with high hopes. Everyone imagines bubbly laughter, good food and happy connections. You are excited … Continue reading Summer Vacations with ADHD: 5 Beat The Heat Tips for Families

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

ADDitude Mag – Your Regret Won’t Change the Past. These Tips May Save Your Future.

“Regret is tough to pinpoint. It may feel like sadness, remorse, or disappointment. It may emerge following a missed professional opportunity, oversharing at a cocktail party or yelling at our child for spilling their orange juice. All humans feel regret, but people with ADHD may … Continue reading ADDitude Mag – Your Regret Won’t Change the Past. These Tips May Save Your Future.

ADDitude Mag – Flow State vs. Hyperfocus: On Channeling Your Unsteady ADHD Attention

What is considered flow state vs. hyperfocus for people with ADHD? “Are there any differences between being hyperfocused and being in a flow state? Yes! A hyperfocused ADHD brain is completely absorbed in its task — to the point of seemingly ignoring or tuning out … Continue reading ADDitude Mag – Flow State vs. Hyperfocus: On Channeling Your Unsteady ADHD Attention

Coping with the recent mass shootings: Advice for processing senseless gun violence in America

I had planned to write a blog this week on a hot topic related to ADHD–avoidance procrastination. It was outlined and researched. But, when I sat down to write, I couldn’t focus on it. My thoughts, my heart, my grief were with the people in … Continue reading Coping with the recent mass shootings: Advice for processing senseless gun violence in America

Therapy for ADHD: 5 Tips for Finding the Right Therapist for a Child, Teen or Adult with ADHD

Recently, I received an email from a mom whose 11 year old son was recently diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia. She said, “I am trying to find someone for him to speak with. What should I be looking for in a therapist? I want to … Continue reading Therapy for ADHD: 5 Tips for Finding the Right Therapist for a Child, Teen or Adult with ADHD

ADHD and Bullying (Part 2): How you can prepare kids to support victims of bullying as helpful upstanders

When it comes to bullying, there are two responsible parties: the bully and the bystander. Bystanders, or “onlookers,” are people who witness bullying behavior and allow the bully to continue by either encouraging it or saying nothing. The unspoken and often unconscious support of the … Continue reading ADHD and Bullying (Part 2): How you can prepare kids to support victims of bullying as helpful upstanders

ADHD and Bullying (Part 1): How to help kids with ADHD recognize, respond to and prevent bullying

Sadly, it’s all too common that neurodivergent kids to experience some level of teasing, taunting or bullying as they grow. Despite anti-bullying policies in schools and best efforts to raise awareness, kids with ADHD will likely find themselves as victims and/or aggressors at one time … Continue reading ADHD and Bullying (Part 1): How to help kids with ADHD recognize, respond to and prevent bullying

Parenting Neurodivergent Kids with a Growth Mindset: How you can take ‘failure’ out of your vocabulary

With the start of a new year comes an opportunity to pivot. This year, I’m recommending that you eliminate the word ‘failure’ from any description of your parenting and replace it with ‘efforting.’ Failure is generally defined as a lack of success, and there’s a finality … Continue reading Parenting Neurodivergent Kids with a Growth Mindset: How you can take ‘failure’ out of your vocabulary

Recognizing Inattentive ADHD: The 5 Most Overlooked Signs and Helpful Tips for Living with Them

Inattentive ADHD is one of three types of ADHD (hyperactive-impulsive and combination are the other two types). It is often characterized by difficulties in keeping focused, staying organized and following directions or conversations. These experiences may lead to a sustained pattern of losing things, careless … Continue reading Recognizing Inattentive ADHD: The 5 Most Overlooked Signs and Helpful Tips for Living with Them

New Year, New Habits, Same ADHD: How to plan for and maintain new habits together, as a family

Happy New Year! As we welcome 2022, it’s natural for most people to consider what worked last year and what you’d like to do differently in the months to come. You might be considering how can you reduce work or family stress and improve the … Continue reading New Year, New Habits, Same ADHD: How to plan for and maintain new habits together, as a family

Make New Friends and Keep the Old: How to nurture existing relationships and confidently form new ones

As the new year approaches, it’s a good time to look back on the previous year and set goals for the next. Reflecting on accomplishments motivates us to do more of the same and keep those good feelings coming. Acknowledging what didn’t work out is … Continue reading Make New Friends and Keep the Old: How to nurture existing relationships and confidently form new ones

Giving Experiences and Building Community: Family gifts and activities that boost the holiday spirit

In the whirlwind of the holidays, it’s easy to forget the true meaning of the season–connecting with loved ones and giving back. The spirit of giving goes beyond buying stuff. As fun as it is to give and receive material possessions, it’s important to nurture … Continue reading Giving Experiences and Building Community: Family gifts and activities that boost the holiday spirit

Family, Forgiveness and ADHD: Loving and letting go, during and beyond the holiday season

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, many of us have shorter fuses. Tempers flare, angry words are said, and the joy of family gatherings suddenly sours. Sadly, the stress of special events can lead to negative interactions, behaviors or … Continue reading Family, Forgiveness and ADHD: Loving and letting go, during and beyond the holiday season

Tips for Neurodiverse Social Communication: Engaging in more enjoyable and effective conversations

Do you ever wish that you could pause time, take back something you said, and start over? Would you like to be someone who has quick comebacks in conversations, instead of thinking of something good to say 10 minutes later? The holiday season, now in … Continue reading Tips for Neurodiverse Social Communication: Engaging in more enjoyable and effective conversations

Simplifying the Holiday Season with Your Neurodiverse Family: How to prevent stress and foster joy

As the holiday season unfolds, my clients and friends express feeling very stressed. Some people have a long list of gifts to buy and wait until the last minute to do their shopping. Some schedule back-to-back social plans and celebrate with gusto. Other folks dislike … Continue reading Simplifying the Holiday Season with Your Neurodiverse Family: How to prevent stress and foster joy

Back Together with Gratitude: Managing your emotions and expectations during the holidays

Last year in 2020, you might have hosted or attended small holiday gatherings, if any. Some were in-person, and some were virtual. Overall, it was different, and this year will feel different yet again. Thankfully, we have Covid-19 vaccines, our favorite masks on hand, and … Continue reading Back Together with Gratitude: Managing your emotions and expectations during the holidays

Wandering Attention and ADHD: How daydreaming can help you relax and think creatively

Many parents and teachers are concerned when they see children or teens daydreaming or spacing out. They wrongfully assume that daydreaming is not ‘productive’ and is therefore a waste of time. However, periodically letting your mind drift is actually good for you. It allows for … Continue reading Wandering Attention and ADHD: How daydreaming can help you relax and think creatively

Productive Procrastination and ADHD: How to stop running in place and start tackling your goals

Many people with ADHD think that procrastination is a natural part of having ADHD and, all too often, see themselves as being incapable of getting things done that they would like to. However, most procrastinators rarely spend their time doing nothing. Instead, they are great … Continue reading Productive Procrastination and ADHD: How to stop running in place and start tackling your goals

Celebrate ADHD Awareness Month by Accepting the Wonderful Uniqueness of Living with ADHD

October marks ADHD Awareness Month! Let’s kick this off by focusing on how you can live with more acceptance of ADHD — as an individual, as a family or with your child. As a person moves through life with ADHD, criticism, from others and yourself, … Continue reading Celebrate ADHD Awareness Month by Accepting the Wonderful Uniqueness of Living with ADHD

Tone of Voice Awareness in Neurodiverse Families: How to practice self-regulation in family conflicts

Neurodiverse families often struggle with emotional reactivity and verbal impulse control. Negative feelings and unpleasant words can intensify in the blink of an eye. Still, when the moments arise, it’s hard enough to calm down your own emotions — let alone the emotions of your … Continue reading Tone of Voice Awareness in Neurodiverse Families: How to practice self-regulation in family conflicts

Cooling Down Conversations in Neurodiverse Families: De-escalate and do-over with ‘WAIT-Now’ and ‘Take Back of the Day’

Have you ever said something to your child or teen that you wished you could take back? In the heat of the moment, it’s all too easy to let our emotions take over instead of choosing our words carefully. Most parents lose their cool at … Continue reading Cooling Down Conversations in Neurodiverse Families: De-escalate and do-over with ‘WAIT-Now’ and ‘Take Back of the Day’

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 (and 2022) 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 … Continue reading Beyond ADHD Pandemic Burnout: How to help your family regroup and find strength

Holidays and 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 minimal contact or communication … 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

Managing Uncertainty With Your Family During COVID-19: More than deep breathing

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 changes, … Continue reading Managing Uncertainty With Your Family During COVID-19: More than deep breathing

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

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

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

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

Totto Learning: Are you worried your child has ADHD? Here are the next steps.

Hear how Dr. Sharon Saline explains what the first few steps as a parent you can do if you are worried that your child has ADHD and learn best practices for better parenting. –  Totto Learning. Watch the video:  

Totto Learning: Symptoms of ADHD in Children

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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

Additude Webinar Replay – Start with ‘Hello’: How to Reduce Social Anxiety and Foster Connections

Start with ‘Hello’: How to Reduce Social Anxiety and Foster Connections An ADDitude Webinar by Dr. Sharon Saline Watch the webinar here! Webinar description: “Do you hesitate to reach out to old friends — uncertain whether they’re eager to hear from you? Do you seldom … Continue reading Additude Webinar Replay – Start with ‘Hello’: How to Reduce Social Anxiety and Foster Connections

Additude Webinar Replay – Gender Diversity and Neurodiversity: How to Support a Child, Teen, or Young Adult with ADHD as They Explore Gender

“If every generation of youth finds a way to upend parents’ basic notions of the world, certainly gender is today’s arena for change. With children and teens increasingly declaring a gender different than their sex assigned at birth, and many teens responding to “they/them/their,” nothing … Continue reading Additude Webinar Replay – Gender Diversity and Neurodiversity: How to Support a Child, Teen, or Young Adult with ADHD as They Explore Gender

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?

Overcoming Distractions EP 122: Managing burnout and overwhelm when you have ADHD

“If you have ADHD and you feel you are suffering from overwhelm or even burnout, you want to take the time to listen to this new podcast episode. We discuss one of the silent conditions of mental health and that is burnout. Back on Overcoming … Continue reading Overcoming Distractions EP 122: Managing burnout and overwhelm when you have ADHD

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

COCORO MEDIA: The ADHD-Anger Connection (Japanese Translation)

COCORO MEDIA has translated Dr. Sharon Saline’s Psychology Today article “The ADHD-Anger Connection: How to rein in your temper, reduce frustration, and give a genuine apology” from English to Japanese! Click here to read the COCORO MEDIA article (Japanese). Click here the original article on … Continue reading COCORO MEDIA: The ADHD-Anger Connection (Japanese Translation)

PsychCentral: How Does ADHD Affect Your Time Perception?

“If you live with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you likely know how challenging it is to be on time. Deadlines can also plague people with ADHD. These challenges aren’t a personal failing, and they’re not solely related to inattention, a classic ADHD symptom. A … Continue reading PsychCentral: How Does ADHD Affect Your Time Perception?

PsychCentral: The 10 Best Books for ADHD in 2021

“You want to learn more about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). You’re looking for tips on how to improve your focus. You’re interested in supporting a loved one who lives with this mental health condition. Whether you have a diagnosis or know someone who does, … Continue reading PsychCentral: The 10 Best Books for ADHD in 2021

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

Intrepid Ed News – Relearning Parenthood: The Subtle Difference Between Advice & Support

Relearning Parenthood: “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 … Continue reading Intrepid Ed News – Relearning Parenthood: The Subtle Difference Between Advice & Support

Intrepid Ed News: Let’s get started! 5 tips for helping kids get things done

“Do you wonder why some kids struggle with starting things, sticking with them, and finishing up? Whether it’s working on a school project or preparing for their birthday party, many children and teens struggle with getting started on tasks that seem important but can be … Continue reading Intrepid Ed News: Let’s get started! 5 tips for helping kids get things done

Intrepid Ed News – Raising Successful Teens

“When my daughter was in ninth grade, she had very little interest in engaging with me. Sure, she was happy to start a conversation about getting her nose pierced but if I wanted to check in about anything related to school or the tennis team, … Continue reading Intrepid Ed News – Raising Successful Teens

Intrepid Ed News – Knowing what to do next: Tips for better planning and prioritizing

“Does it ever seem like you and your kids have way too much to do, and every task looks equally important and daunting? Many people, especially those with ADHD, struggle to make realistic plans, figure out what the order of doing things should look like, … Continue reading Intrepid Ed News – Knowing what to do next: Tips for better planning and prioritizing

Intrepid Ed News – Improve your student’s study and work habits: Using my GRIT method

“Does it ever seem like once your child or teen gets started on a project that they struggle to sustain their interest and complete it? Sustained-attention and goal-directed persistence are two key executive functioning skills that work together to help a student cross the finish … Continue reading Intrepid Ed News – Improve your student’s study and work habits: Using my GRIT method

Intrepid Ed News: What is Metacognition and Why Does It Matter So Much?

“Do you ever wonder why neurodiverse kids struggle with evaluating their strengths or challenges, understanding how their brains work and creating steps for self-improvement? Metacognition is the awareness and understanding of your own thinking and thought processes and, as the last executive functioning skill to … Continue reading Intrepid Ed News: What is Metacognition and Why Does It Matter So Much?

Intrepid Ed News: 4 Common Parenting Challenges and How to Overcome Them

“Just when we thought we’d turned a corner in the COVID war, the Delta variant made all of us more nervous than we might already be. It’s worrisome for parents, educators, and students — all of whom are navigating wearing masks with quality instruction, engaged … Continue reading Intrepid Ed News: 4 Common Parenting Challenges and How to Overcome Them

MSN – 10 Ways Neurodiverse Folks Can Have Deep, Thoughtful & Easy Conversations With Anyone

“Do you want to learn how to talk to anyone and have better conversations? Do you ever wish that you could pause time, take back something you said, and start over? Would you like to be someone who has quick, interesting comebacks in conversations, instead … Continue reading MSN – 10 Ways Neurodiverse Folks Can Have Deep, Thoughtful & Easy Conversations With Anyone

ABC4 Utah – Good Things Utah: What do you get when you combine Krispy Kreme and Twix?

“It’s time to start letting go of the shame of daydreaming and be proud of being scatterbrained. Many parents and teachers are concerned when they see children or teens daydreaming or spacing out. They wrongfully assume that daydreaming is not “productive” and is, therefore, a … Continue reading ABC4 Utah – Good Things Utah: What do you get when you combine Krispy Kreme and Twix?

CHADD ADHD Newsstand: Help Your Child Better Cope with Social Anxiety

“Social anxiety is a fear that people will scrutinize you in familiar or unfamiliar social situations and that this negative judgment will have harmful effects on you,” says Sharon Saline, PsyD, author of What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids … Continue reading CHADD ADHD Newsstand: Help Your Child Better Cope with Social Anxiety

YourTango: 7 Tools For Managing Childhood Anxiety

“Most kids and adults just want their anxiety to go away NOW. As parents, we try to anticipate and cope with the fear of our child or teen by trying to protect them from the pain. I don’t know about you, but this rarely worked … Continue reading YourTango: 7 Tools For Managing Childhood Anxiety

YourTango: 8 Simple Ways To Make Your College Kid’s Transition Home Easier — On Everyone

“As another school year is winding down, many of us have welcomed our sons and daughters home from college. Whether your college kid’s home for just the summer or they are moving back in after graduating, everyone in the household will need to make adjustments. … Continue reading YourTango: 8 Simple Ways To Make Your College Kid’s Transition Home Easier — On Everyone

YourTango: How To Talk To Kids About School Shootings & Process The Grief We’re All Experiencing

“Ten days after the racially-motivated shooting in Buffalo, New York at a grocery store and ten years after the unspeakable tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, Americans are once again dealing with a horrific mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. This small community west of San Antonio will … Continue reading YourTango: How To Talk To Kids About School Shootings & Process The Grief We’re All Experiencing

YourTango: Daydreamers Are Basically Creative Geniuses — How To Harness A Wandering Mind

“It’s time to start letting go of the shame of daydreaming and be proud of being scatterbrained. Many parents and teachers are concerned when they see children or teens daydreaming or spacing out. They wrongfully assume that daydreaming is not “productive” and is, therefore, a … Continue reading YourTango: Daydreamers Are Basically Creative Geniuses — How To Harness A Wandering Mind

YourTango: It’s Not Just Puppy Love — 4 Things You Must Do When Your Tween Has A Crush

“Is your tween showing signs of a first crush? Do you notice them spending more time in front of the mirror, carefully picking out just the right outfit, and doing their hair? Are they suddenly showering more often, texting with intensity, or casually dropping someone’s … Continue reading YourTango: It’s Not Just Puppy Love — 4 Things You Must Do When Your Tween Has A Crush

YourTango – The 5 Most Overlooked Symptoms Of Inattentive ADHD & How To Cope With Each

“Inattentive ADHD is often characterized by difficulties in keeping focused, staying organized, and following directions or conversations. These experiences may lead to a sustained pattern of losing things, careless mistakes, and mental fatigue. There are three different types of ADHD, each with differences in how … Continue reading YourTango – The 5 Most Overlooked Symptoms Of Inattentive ADHD & How To Cope With Each

MSN: The One Word You Must Remove From Your Vocabulary When Parenting Kids With ADHD

“What would it be like to remove the word “failure” from any description of your parenting and replace it with “efforting”? Failure is generally defined as a lack of success. There is a finality associated with the word that doesn’t really apply to the long-haul … Continue reading MSN: The One Word You Must Remove From Your Vocabulary When Parenting Kids With ADHD

MSN: An ADHD Specialist Explains Why Female Symptoms Are Often Ignored By Professionals Until Later In Life

“Historically, ADHD was been considered a condition for rambunctious little boys who don’t listen to their teachers. However, that stereotype is based mostly upon myth. Plenty of boys with ADHD don’t disrupt class, and little girls can also have ADHD — as can adults. This … Continue reading MSN: An ADHD Specialist Explains Why Female Symptoms Are Often Ignored By Professionals Until Later In Life

YourTango: The 4-Step Process That Helps People With ADHD (And Everyone Else!) Break Free Of Bad Habits

“While some habits like engaging in daily exercise, wiping down the kitchen counters before going to bed, or laying out your clothes for the next day can be useful and even good for you, others can hold you back and fuel unwanted clutter, chaos, or … Continue reading YourTango: The 4-Step Process That Helps People With ADHD (And Everyone Else!) Break Free Of Bad Habits

YourTango: An ADHD Specialist Explains Why Female Symptoms Are Often Ignored By Professionals Until Later In Life

“Historically, ADHD was been considered a condition for rambunctious little boys who don’t listen to their teachers. However, that stereotype is based mostly upon myth. Plenty of boys with ADHD don’t disrupt class, and little girls can also have ADHD — as can adults. This … Continue reading YourTango: An ADHD Specialist Explains Why Female Symptoms Are Often Ignored By Professionals Until Later In Life

YourTango: The One Word You Must Remove From Your Vocabulary When Parenting Kids With ADHD

“What would it be like to remove the word “failure” from any description of your parenting and replace it with “efforting”? Failure is generally defined as a lack of success. There is a finality associated with the word that doesn’t really apply to the long-haul … Continue reading YourTango: The One Word You Must Remove From Your Vocabulary When Parenting Kids With ADHD

YourTango: 5 Things To Try When Your Kid Says ‘No!’ To Everything

What can you do when your kid says “No” repeatedly? What is your child really trying to communicate? “Recently, I was in my office with Kieran, an eighth-grade boy who was complaining about being bored after school to his mom, Tara, and me. ‘There’s nothing … Continue reading YourTango: 5 Things To Try When Your Kid Says ‘No!’ To Everything

YourTango – 5 Ways People With ADHD Can Forgive Themselves & Release Their Shame

“If you’re a person with ADHD, you might find yourself in a cycle of shame. Shame for things you may have said, for not “reading a room” the way a neurotypical person might, or shame simply from a childhood where people made you feel bad … Continue reading YourTango – 5 Ways People With ADHD Can Forgive Themselves & Release Their Shame

YourTango – 10 Ways Neurodiverse Folks Can Have Deep, Thoughtful & Easy Conversations With Anyone

“Do you want to learn how to talk to anyone and have better conversations? Do you ever wish that you could pause time, take back something you said, and start over? Would you like to be someone who has quick, interesting comebacks in conversations, instead … Continue reading YourTango – 10 Ways Neurodiverse Folks Can Have Deep, Thoughtful & Easy Conversations With Anyone

YourTango – The Scientific Way To Organize Your Thoughts And Get More Done

“Metacognition is the awareness and understanding of your own thinking and thought processes with the goal of improving learning and performance. Put simply, metacognition is about how to organize your thoughts, and much more. What are your thoughts and ideas? Metacognition allows you to connect … Continue reading YourTango – The Scientific Way To Organize Your Thoughts And Get More Done

YourTango – Social Anxiety & ADHD: How to better manage anxiety with supportive planning and preparation

“Social anxiety is a fear that people will scrutinize you in either familiar or unfamiliar social situations, and this negative judgment will have harmful effects on you. These worries about humiliation and rejection are persistent, often last six months or more, and restrict your activities, … Continue reading YourTango – Social Anxiety & ADHD: How to better manage anxiety with supportive planning and preparation

YourTango: 4 Common Misconceptions About ADHD That Everyone Needs To Forget (Weekly Best!)

“Do you find yourself often dealing with people who don’t understand what it’s like to live with ADHD or even believe that it truly exists? Maybe it’s your friend, boss, teacher, coach, or family member. ADHD misconceptions and myths negatively impact people with ADHD and … Continue reading YourTango: 4 Common Misconceptions About ADHD That Everyone Needs To Forget (Weekly Best!)

Learn Smarter Podcast: Improving Family Connections with Dr. Sharon Saline (Author Series)

“Dr. Sharon Saline, author of What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life, joins Rachel and Steph to discuss her goal of improving the connection between parents and learners with ADHD through improving conversation. She … Continue reading Learn Smarter Podcast: Improving Family Connections with Dr. Sharon Saline (Author Series)

Incredible Edibles: 33 Mental Health Experts & Wellness Professionals Share Their #1 Tips for Dealing with Anxiety

“Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time, but for some people, anxiety can be disruptive to their daily lives or even debilitating. If you suffer from anxiety occasionally or regularly, it’s always a good idea to talk to your healthcare provider about possible treatments and … Continue reading Incredible Edibles: 33 Mental Health Experts & Wellness Professionals Share Their #1 Tips for Dealing with Anxiety

22 News Mass Appeal – Four ways to help manage a frustrated child

(Mass Appeal) – When kids are frustrated, they often take it out on others, like their siblings, parents, friends, and more. Sometimes they say mean things to themselves as well. Clinical psychologist, Dr. Sharon Saline is here with four ways to help you manage a … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal – Four ways to help manage a frustrated child

22 News Mass Appeal – Your tween’s first crush: What can a parent do?

(Mass Appeal) – You may remember the feelings… getting that nervous excitement when you are around someone…..the butterflies in your stomach… all the tell tale signs of a first crush. Here with tips on handling your tween’s first crush is Clinical psychologist, Dr. Sharon Saline. … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal – Your tween’s first crush: What can a parent do?

22 News Mass Appeal: 5 things to do so you don’t get overwhelmed this holiday season

(Mass Appeal) – It’s so easy to become overwhelmed through the holiday season. Joining us to help work through the stress is Clinical Psychologist Doctor Sharon Saline. Originally broadcasted here at wwlp.com.

22 News Mass Appeal: What to do if your child is back talking

(Mass Appeal) – Talking back is a common behavior that children exhibit, but it can be extremely frustrating as a parent. Clinical psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline is here with tips on how to put the brakes on back talk. Originally broadcasted here at wwlp.com.  

22 News Mass Appeal: Managing your child’s separation anxiety

(Mass Appeal) – Many parents are seeing signs of separation anxiety in their children right now. Kids are justifiably concerned about being apart from family members in light of COVID 19. Why is this happening and what can you do about it? Joining me today … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Managing your child’s separation anxiety

22 News Mass Appeal: Managing screen time during the holidays

(Mass Appeal) – When kids are home from school and it’s vacation, they often default to using their devices 24/7 and that is certainly not ideal. Today we welcome Clinical Psychologist Doctor Sharon Saline, with some practical ways to manage screen time for kids. Originally … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Managing screen time during the holidays

22 News Mass Appeal: Mentally preparing for the chaos that can come from family and friends

(Mass Appeal) – Thanksgiving is back this year – and you and your family may need some help mentally preparing for the chaos that comes with seeing loads of family and friends again. Here to share valuable tips is clinical psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline. Originally … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Mentally preparing for the chaos that can come from family and friends

22 News Mass Appeal: Helping kids make and keep friends

(Mass Appeal) – It’s the start of the school year and time for kids to get back out there and meet new friends! Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline joined us with tips on helping your child make connections with others. Originally broadcasted here at wwlp.com.

22 News Mass Appeal: Know the bullying warning signs

(Mass Appeal) – Every kid will experience some type of bullying in their childhood. Today on Mass Appeal, we discuss what you should be aware of for warning signs and what you can do to stop and prevent it. Clinical psychologist, Dr. Sharon Saline, breaks … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Know the bullying warning signs

22 News Mass Appeal: Tips to help your kids make a smooth transition back to school

(Mass Appeal) – Getting kids ready for the return to school is not an easy task! With the nerves and the new routines, it can be a lot for a child to handle. Here with tips on making the transition back to school a smooth … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Tips to help your kids make a smooth transition back to school

22 News Mass Appeal: Planning successful summer outings with neurodiverse children

(Mass Appeal) – Summer is a time for many families to get away and enjoy time together… but planning a successful family outing can be a challenge for families with neurodiverse kids and teens. Here to help us make the process a little less daunting, … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Planning successful summer outings with neurodiverse children

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

The Normangee Star – You Are Worthy of Self-Compassion: How to Break the Habit of Internalized Criticism

“Self-compassion allows you to be good enough as you are, with your warts, with your foibles, sometimes off-balanced, sometimes more reactive than you’d like, sometimes disorganized, but fundamentally perfectly imperfect as a human being, just like everyone else.” Dr. Saline’s article “You Are Worthy of … Continue reading The Normangee Star – You Are Worthy of Self-Compassion: How to Break the Habit of Internalized Criticism

The Peaceful Parenting Podcast – Episode 55: One Year Anniversary: My Fave Experts Give Advice To Their Younger Parent Selves

“In this very special episode of The Peaceful Parenting Podcast, I have compiled a list of advice former podcast guests have shared about what they would say to their younger parent selves.” I know you will find this episode so inspiring. I’ve created a cheat … Continue reading The Peaceful Parenting Podcast – Episode 55: One Year Anniversary: My Fave Experts Give Advice To Their Younger Parent Selves

ADHD Essentials Podcast: Managing Lingering Pandemic Anxiety with Dr. Sharon Saline

Dr. Sharon Saline joins Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., M.S. on the ADHD Essentials Podcast! “In this episode, Dr. Saline and [Brendan] talk about the effects of the pandemic on children and families. We discuss the data on mental health pre- and post-pandemic, moral injury, the effect it … Continue reading ADHD Essentials Podcast: Managing Lingering Pandemic Anxiety with Dr. Sharon Saline

Taking Control, The ADHD Podcast: The ADHD Therapy Experience with Dr. Sharon Saline

Dr. Sharon Saline joins Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright on Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast! “Have you ever tried talk therapy? It can be intimidating, learning to open yourself up to a stranger, but with the right therapist, it doesn’t have to be uncomfortable for … Continue reading Taking Control, The ADHD Podcast: The ADHD Therapy Experience with Dr. Sharon Saline

Taking Control, The ADHD Podcast: Call Out Your Stinking Thinking! ADHD & Self-Compassion with Dr. Sharon Saline

Dr. Sharon Saline joins Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright on Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast! “We’d never heard of the phrase stinking thinking until Sharon Saline used it with us on the show this week. But we knew what it meant immediately. We live with it. … Continue reading Taking Control, The ADHD Podcast: Call Out Your Stinking Thinking! ADHD & Self-Compassion with Dr. Sharon Saline

Psychology Today: Learning to Prioritize With ADHD

“Does it ever seem like you have too much to do and every task looks equally important? Many people with ADHD struggle to figure out the order of doing things and how to begin, which contributes to the common experience of feeling overwhelmed. There often … Continue reading Psychology Today: Learning to Prioritize With ADHD

Psychology Today: How to Find a Therapist for Your Teenager

“Parents should also establish clear expectations about confidentiality, says clinical psychologist Sharon Saline, Psy.D. A parent might ask, “What are your boundaries around confidentiality?” “Will you consult with us at all and if so how?” “What role will family play in the therapy?” Incorporating the … Continue reading Psychology Today: How to Find a Therapist for Your Teenager

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.

Attention Talk Radio – ADHD, Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria, and the Pink Elephant Paradox

“Rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD) is a buzz phrase in the ADHD world. Is it a thing? Not a thing? And what does the pink elephant paradox have to do with it? In this show, ADHD Coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) interviews Dr. Sharon Saline on the … Continue reading Attention Talk Radio – ADHD, Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria, and the Pink Elephant Paradox

Attention Talk Radio – Perfectionism and ADHD: Obstacle or Motivation

“Got ADHD? Are you a perfectionist? Have you ever thought about what it is to be a perfectionist and if you are how to deal with it? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) interviews Dr. Sharon Saline (www.drsharonsaline.com) to … Continue reading Attention Talk Radio – Perfectionism and ADHD: Obstacle or Motivation

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: 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

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?

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

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