Parenting and Families

Parenting and Families

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

Gratitude in an Age of Uncertainty

It’s clear that this holiday season won’t look like anything we’re accustomed to. Unable to gather safely with beloved family and friends, many of us (myself included) are planning for much smaller dinners. With all of the uncertainty we’ve been facing as individuals and as … Continue reading Gratitude in an Age of Uncertainty

Reducing Teen Stress and Anxiety during Pandemic

The Enormity of the COVID19 Experience My heart goes out to teens and young adults. Staying compassionate, offering to collaborate on tasks and being available to talk through emotions is critical in reducing teen stress and anxiety during this pandemic. Don’t try to solve issues. … Continue reading Reducing Teen Stress and Anxiety during Pandemic

ADHD Teens and Remote/Hybrid Learning: 5 Tips for Learning Success

Has your family hit a wall with hybrid/remote learning? Many teens with ADHD in middle and high school are struggling with organization, initiation, time management and a limited capacity for self-evaluation. It’s tough as a parent of a teen to know how much involvement is … Continue reading ADHD Teens and Remote/Hybrid Learning: 5 Tips for Learning Success

Teens with ADHD Habits that Hurt their Mental Health and How to Change Them

In the course of the past few months, I’ve seen a few major habits in teens that seem to be hurting their mental health more than help them. Here are my recent observations and some tips to turn these behaviors around. Too much time on … Continue reading Teens with ADHD Habits that Hurt their Mental Health and How to Change Them

Message to Tween, Teens and Young Adults During Covid

This can be a tough time for emerging adults. Seven months into the pandemic, and things are still “far from normal”. You’ve lost so much of what was familiar, valued and fun in your lives–being on campus and attending in-person classes, socializing with peers, working, … Continue reading Message to Tween, Teens and Young Adults During Covid

ADHD and Anger: Tools for reducing family conflict by starting with yourself

Behavioral control and emotional regulation It’s amazing how a small spark of miscommunication or defiance can trig ger an explosion in families, especially those living with ADHD. For kids who struggle with executive functioning challenges including working memory, behavioral control and emotional regulation, parents are … Continue reading ADHD and Anger: Tools for reducing family conflict by starting with yourself

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!

ADHD and Screen Sanity: Why a digital break is good for everybody right now

For many students, families and educators this fall, school as we’ve known has changed. Hybrid or remote learning means spending up to seven hours daily online for classes and then more time for homework. Many kids like to relax and connect with their friends via … Continue reading ADHD and Screen Sanity: Why a digital break is good for everybody right 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

5 Simple Steps to Create Effective Home Study Situations for Students with ADHD

Studying in bed? Doing homework on the couch while watching television? Hybrid and remote learning are challenging for so many kids and parents. If you want your son or daughter with ADHD to show up for their remote classes with focus and concentrate on their … Continue reading 5 Simple Steps to Create Effective Home Study Situations for Students with ADHD

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. We share common goals … 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

Help! My Teen is So Unmotivated This Summer!

Pandemic Summer Teens experience a few types of academic burnout depending on their individual situations. For neurotypical kids, academic burnout usually arises towards the end of the semester when they are burdened with final tests, projects and paper in addition to their other commitments such … Continue reading Help! My Teen is So Unmotivated This Summer!

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

Getting ready: Tips for preparing for school in uncertain times

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

More Tips for Dealing with Defiant ADHD Tweens and Teens in This Strange COVID Summer

Now, more than ever, there seems to be very little we can predict and hold onto. Every day 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. … Continue reading More Tips for Dealing with Defiant ADHD Tweens and Teens 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

Want a summer of sanity? Here are five tips for living better with your ADHD kids today!

With some schools already closed and others finishing up for the summer, parents of kids with ADHD are all asking the same question: What do we do now? Most in-person camps and activity programs have been cancelled and many families have lost necessary childcare, much-anticipated … Continue reading Want a summer of sanity? Here are five tips for living better with your ADHD kids today!

Navigating re-integration for kids with ADHD: Four Essential Tips

As things start to open up, we are now faced with dozens of new challenges. Kids want to see their friends, go to carry-out restaurants, be outside and have some fun. How can they safely socialize with peers, play outdoors or visit with extended family? … Continue reading Navigating re-integration for kids with ADHD: Four Essential Tips

Improving Time Management COVID Challenges for Kids with ADHD

Now more than ever, it seems like kids of all ages are wrestling with understanding, budgeting and managing their time. One parent tells me: “My 10 year old daughter dawdles for over an hour at night before going to bed. It takes her forever to … Continue reading Improving Time Management COVID Challenges for Kids with ADHD

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

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

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

Set Up Routines Now! Tips for being home with kids with ADHD during COVID-19

Has it been another exhausting day of managing your son or daughter with ADHD at home due to school closures from COVID-19? It’s tough to juggle their activities, school work and sibling arguments with your own issues about employment changes  and trying to stay calm … Continue reading Set Up Routines Now! Tips for being home with kids with ADHD during COVID-19

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

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

Has this ever happened to you? Your 16 year-old daughter, Layla, agrees to clean her room and picks things up nicely except for the balled up pair of socks and crumpled tee shirt she leaves on her bed. Instead of simply saying, “Wow. Great job!”, … 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

How To Make Family Dinner, Family Connection Time

Do you rush to get a healthy dinner on the table and find your hopes for a nice meal dashed immediately? Arguments between kids, trouble staying at the table, inadvertent spills can transform a lovely opportunity for connection into a battle zone. Instead of positivity, … Continue reading How To Make Family Dinner, Family Connection Time

Teen Hormones and the ADHD brain? Helping Kids in Transition

As they enter adolescence, boys and girls with ADHD may not be able to articulate what is swirling around inside of them. Quick to react and then make inappropriate choices, they may not be aware of what triggers them or how to manage themselves differently. … Continue reading Teen Hormones and the ADHD brain? Helping Kids in Transition

Recent College Grads: Adjustments, Parents’ Role, Jobs and Adult Life

What are some of the adjustments that recent college grad kids will be making? Recent college grads have many adjustments to make. Not only are they saying good-bye to many of their friends, a familiar surrounding and a student lifestyle, but they are also facing … Continue reading Recent College Grads: Adjustments, Parents’ Role, Jobs and Adult Life

Want better conversations with your child or teen with ADHD? Use the WAIT-Now Method

Do you ever say something to your son or daughter with ADHD and wish you could take it back? Most parents feel this way at one time or another. Sometimes, especially when raising teens, I’ve imagined a cartoon bubble of my words and wish I … Continue reading Want better conversations with your child or teen with ADHD? Use the WAIT-Now Method

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

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

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 logo … 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.

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

22 News Mass Appeal: Four ways to support students doing remote or hybrid learning

(Mass Appeal) – The start of school is a lot different this year. Parents can help keep their children by implementing these four tips offered by Dr. Sharon Saline of www.DrSharonSaline.com. Acknowledge the ups and downs of the current time and validate their feelings. Brainstorm new … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Four ways to support students doing remote or hybrid learning

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.

ADDitude Mag: Why Does Fear of Failure Cripple My Teen with ADHD?

Is your teen easily discouraged? Do they avoid activities where “success” isn’t guaranteed? These signs typically point to low self-esteem, likely developed due to years of negative messaging — common among individuals with ADHD. Here’s how to help your teen overcome a fear of failure. … Continue reading ADDitude Mag: Why Does Fear of Failure Cripple My Teen 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

What’s the Difference Between Nervousness and Anxiety?

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

More Tips for Dealing with Defiant ADHD Tweens and Teens in This Strange COVID Summer

Now, more than ever, there seems to be very little we can predict and hold onto. Every day 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. … Continue reading More Tips for Dealing with Defiant ADHD Tweens and Teens in This Strange COVID Summer

Upjourney: How to Motivate a Child Who Is Unmotivated

Lack of motivation is a concern that affects everyone, but it can be especially difficult to deal with in kids. Here are some approaches on how to motivate an unmotivated child, as discussed by experts: Click logo below to read more.

22 News Mass Appeal: Battling boredom with your teens

(Mass Appeal) – Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline from Dr.SharonSaline.com offers advice on keeping our teenagers engaged over the summer break. Click logo below to read more.

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

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

Sheryl’s Podcouch Episode 025 – What Your Child with ADHD Wishes You Knew with Dr. Sharon Saline

Dr. Sharon Saline a clinical psychologist in private practice in Massachusetts who is a top expert in how ADHD, learning disabilities and mental health issues affect children, teens and families. Dr. Saline has worked extensively with schools on mental health issues in the classroom, interpreting … Continue reading Sheryl’s Podcouch Episode 025 – What Your Child with ADHD Wishes You Knew with Dr. Sharon Saline

ADDitude Mag: My ADHD Teen Always Blows Me Off — How Do I Get Through to Her?

You see your teen daughter with ADHD making mistakes and want to fix things — or at least let her benefit from your lifetime of learning and insights. But she wants nothing to do with your words or advice — or you. Here’s how to … Continue reading ADDitude Mag: My ADHD Teen Always Blows Me Off — How Do I Get Through to Her?

ADDitude Mag: Is My Child’s Distress Normal? Or Do We Need Help?

Pandemic distress may transform from worry and sadness into anxiety and depression when ADHD brains grow frustrated and hopeless over extended isolation and uncertainty. Here, learn how to recognize and respond to troubling signs of mood disorder in your child or teen. Click logo below … Continue reading ADDitude Mag: Is My Child’s Distress Normal? Or Do We Need Help?

22 News Mass Appeal: Advice for dealing with quaran-teens stuck at home and out of school

(Mass Appeal) – Teenagers are having an especially difficult time these days – school is out, many are missing important social events like proms and graduations, and most are in quarantine with their families. Clinical psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline joined us with advice on handling … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Advice for dealing with quaran-teens stuck at home and out of school

Parenting In The Thick Of It Podcast: My Kid Is Spending All Day In His/Her Bedroom During COVID19

In the work I do with parents it is obvious to me that this is becoming a common pattern and struggle right now and one that many of parents are facing with their tweens and teen – their kids spending ALL.DAY.LONG locked up in their … Continue reading Parenting In The Thick Of It Podcast: My Kid Is Spending All Day In His/Her Bedroom During COVID19

Share My Lesson: Daily Schedule for ADHD Families: Remote Learning in the Time of Coronavirus

ADHD Distance Learning: Setting Up for Success The coronavirus outbreak is changing our lives by the moment, but one constant is true: You’re unsure how to manage several weeks of closed schools and social isolation with your children, who happen to have ADHD. The big … Continue reading Share My Lesson: Daily Schedule for ADHD Families: Remote Learning in the Time of Coronavirus

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 Essentials Podcast: COVID-19 & What to Do When You and Your Kids are Stuck in the House

Today’s episode starts with my thoughts about COVID-19, and how to respond to it.  (Like ordering a bidet!)  I hope you find them useful, and maybe even a little reassuring. After that, we’re talking to my friend, Dr. Sharon Saline.  Dr. Saline is a licensed, clinical … Continue reading ADHD Essentials Podcast: COVID-19 & What to Do When You and Your Kids are Stuck in the House

Psychology Today: Home from College and the Novelty’s Worn Off: Now What?

This is nothing you ever expected—being stuck at home 24/7 with your parents and siblings while being separated from your friends, your school and your job. Academic, social and financial changes increase your stress with no clear solutions in sight. It’s natural to feel disappointed, … Continue reading Psychology Today: Home from College and the Novelty’s Worn Off: Now What?

Parenting Impossible Podcast EP 50: Making a Long-Term Plan

It’s been months since many of us across the nation have had to change our way of life. It’s a difficult time for everyone, but having a child with special needs comes with additional obstacles. In this edition of Parenting Impossible, Annette speaks with licensed … Continue reading Parenting Impossible Podcast EP 50: Making a Long-Term Plan

22 News Mass Appeal: Helping families cope with the emotional toll of Covid-19

(Mass Appeal) – Dealing with the isolation to help stop the spread of Coronavirus can be taxing on adults, but it’s also taking a mental toll on children. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline joins us with her advice on helping kids cope with their anxiety … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Helping families cope with the emotional toll of Covid-19

22 News Mass Appeal: Creating order with kids at home by making a schedule

(Mass Appeal) – Children do well with structure and it’s reassuring to work with them on creating a schedule. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline joined us with advice on how to help your kids get happy and organized! Dr. Saline said come from a place … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Creating order with kids at home by making a schedule

22 News Mass Appeal: Increase the Love at Home with Compassion

Parenting is hard no matter what your child’s age. And arguing with them is frustrating because you want them to understand things that they may not yet be mature enough to grasp. Dr. Sharon Saline, Clinical Psychologist, is in the studio to share thoughts and … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Increase the Love at Home with Compassion

22 News Mass Appeal: Tips on how to help your children establish a healthy relationship with technology

(Mass Appeal) – Technology is not going anywhere, so it’s important to teach children how to have a healthy relationship with it. Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline joined us with four tips on establishing and modeling a healthy relationship with technology. According to Dr. Saline, first … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Tips on how to help your children establish a healthy relationship with technology

Fatherly: 5 Ways Boredom Is Actually Great for Kids

Why does a bored kid, or the threat of a bored kid strike fear into the hearts of parents? Part of the reason is that the attention economy (aka Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, your smartphone) has erased boredom from adult lives. Parents forget the joy and benefits … Continue reading Fatherly: 5 Ways Boredom Is Actually Great for Kids

uh-PARENT-ly: Parenting a child with ADHD: How to develop daily skills to improve communication and reduce frustration

Parenting any child involves highs and lows. When that child has been diagnosed with ADHD, the highs can be higher and the lows even lower. Dr. Sharon Saline is a clinical psychologist and the author of What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to … Continue reading uh-PARENT-ly: Parenting a child with ADHD: How to develop daily skills to improve communication and reduce frustration

22 News Mass Appeal: Surviving the Holidays: How donating can benefit your children

Dr. Sharon Saline, Clinical Psychologist at DrSharonSaline.com, explained how donating with your children can teach them invaluable lessons during the holidays. Click logo below to read more.

Rena-Fi: Interview with Dr. Sharon Saline

Dr. Saline speaks with Steve Samson, video host and producer for Rena-Fi’s educational content, and speaks about The Five C’s of Parenting ADHD. For more info, go to rena-fi.com. Click logo below to watch the interview.

RenaFi: ADHD Parenting Tips with Dr. Sharon Saline

If you’re an ADHD parent, you can probably use all of the ADHD parenting tips that you can get. This includes ADHD parenting tips for those with ADHD kids, but also those parents who have ADHD themselves (or both!). Click logo below to read more.

ImpactADHD: Fostering Resilience for Kids with Anxiety

We interviewed clinical psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline about what is going on for kids with anxiety, and how to foster resilience and help them learn to manage it well. Click logo below to read more.

YourTango: 5 Reasons Why Having Bored Kids Can Be A Great Thing For Their Development

Why does a bored kid, or the threat of a bored kid, strike fear into the hearts of parents? Part of the reason is that the attention economy (AKA Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, your smartphone) has erased boredom from adult lives. Parents forget the joy and benefits … Continue reading YourTango: 5 Reasons Why Having Bored Kids Can Be A Great Thing For Their Development

CHADD: How Does an ADHD Diagnosis Affect Self-Esteem?

For most adults and many older teens, learning that ADHD is the root of their struggles is a relief. That’s what psychologist and author Sharon Saline, PsyD, says, following her 30 years of working with children and adults who have ADHD. For children, their reaction … Continue reading CHADD: How Does an ADHD Diagnosis Affect Self-Esteem?

Upjourney: How to Live with a Narcissist, According to 9 Experts

A narcissist can be very difficult to deal with, and it’s even more challenging when you are living under the same roof. What’s the best way to address the situation? We rounded up 9 experts and their best advice on how to live with a … Continue reading Upjourney: How to Live with a Narcissist, According to 9 Experts

Parentology: Teaching Your Child Not To Be Jealous

ealousy is a natural emotion, but it’s also an unhealthy one. According to therapists at Psych Central, insecurity leads to envy, which then turns into jealousy, and may end in shame. In fact, these four primal emotions often overlap. Sometimes a fifth emotion is involved: … Continue reading Parentology: Teaching Your Child Not To Be Jealous

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

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

Parenting in the Thick of It Podcast: Interview with Dr. Sharon Saline

Welcome to the Parenting In The Thick Of It show – the place where you will feel heard, supported and guided through YOUR parenting challenges. If you are tired, stressed, frustrated & struggle with kids not listening/being disrespectful, difficult behaviours, social media, or have a … Continue reading Parenting in the Thick of It Podcast: Interview with Dr. Sharon Saline

Overcoming Distractions Podcast: How to combat shame when you are an adult with ADHD

ADHD and shame sometimes go together and for many, it’s a real struggle. This episode of Overcoming Distractions we chat with Dr. Sharon Saline a licensed clinical psychologist and one of the top experts on ADHD for both children and adults. She is also the … Continue reading Overcoming Distractions Podcast: How to combat shame when you are an adult with ADHD

The Greenfield Recorder: Book Bag: ‘What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew’ by Sharon Saline

” [I]n ‘What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life,’ Saline describes her past work with ADHD patients and lays out strategies for parents and children to deal with the disorder…” The Greenfield Recorder selected … Continue reading The Greenfield Recorder: Book Bag: ‘What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew’ by Sharon Saline

22 News Mass Appeal: Dealing with social anxiety in children and teens

Social anxiety is a common problem. As parents, it can be difficult to know when to rush in to help and when to let your child figure it out themselves. Here with advice is Dr. Sharon Saline. Click logo below to read more.

22 News Mass Appeal: Tips on starting a new routine with your children

Fall is a great time to introduce new routines to your family, routines to help things run a little more smoothly. Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline joined us with helpful tips on how to get a new routine jump started. Dr. Saline advised to aim for … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Tips on starting a new routine with your children

22 News Mass Appeal: Four parenting tips to help students have a successful school year

Many kids, especially those with learning challenges, may need extra support navigating the shift back to school. Dr. Sharon Saline offers four tips to help get kids off on the right foot. Click logo below to read more.

Yakima Herald: ‘Back to School’ Books for Parents

Dr. Sharon Saline’s book What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew was listed on Yakima Herald’s “Back to School” booklist for parents! Click logo below to read more.

22 News Mass Appeal: Three Reasons Why Pets are Good for Kids

Dr. Sharon Saline spoke to Danny New of Mass Appeal about three reasons why pets are good for kids for Pet Week! Click logo below to read more.

SheKnows: What Your Kid Needs to Know to Stay Safe in College

Starting college is one of the most exciting milestones in your child’s life, and every parent wants the experience to be both educational and enjoyable for their kid. That’s why it’s so important to have open, honest conversations about college safety — from drinking culture to sexual assault, … Continue reading SheKnows: What Your Kid Needs to Know to Stay Safe in College

22 News Mass Appeal: Summer Screen Time Tips for Families

Dr. Sharon Saline, clinical psychologist, gave her tips for making sure your children are getting the most out of their summer by limiting their screen time. Click logo below to read more.

Parentology: How Splitting Time Between Two Homes Impacts Children

By Joe Thompson When a couple decides to get a divorce, they usually worry about how to break the news to their children and what their reactions will be. Then comes the discussions splitting time between two homes, and the impact this decision may have on … Continue reading Parentology: How Splitting Time Between Two Homes Impacts Children

Your Anxious Child Podcast: Expert Interview with Dr. Sharon Saline

Dr Sharon Saline is an expert on ADHD in children and adolescents. Her recent book What Your ADHD Child Wishes you Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids For Success in School and Life  is based on her interviews of children with ADHD. It is a … Continue reading Your Anxious Child Podcast: Expert Interview with Dr. Sharon Saline

Blog Talk Radio: ADHD Shame and Negative Self-Talk

In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) interviews Dr. Sharon Saline (www.drsharonsaline.com) on the topic of shame and negative self-talk, what is obvious about its negative implications, and the truth about it. She also shares a trick to move past … Continue reading Blog Talk Radio: ADHD Shame and Negative Self-Talk

Psychology Today: Getting the Academic Support Teens and College Students Need

School-based interventions improve academic performance and social relationships. For high school students with ADHD who already run a higher risk for underachievement and dropping out than neurotypical kids, having support services can make all the difference. Click logo below to read more.

22 News Mass Appeal: Wedding Week—How to begin your “blended family”

Dr. Sharon Saline, clinical psychologist, gave 22 News tips for mixing in a blended family after a new marriage. Click logo below to read more.

22 News Mass Appeal: Using Humor in Your Parenting

Parenting is beautiful, it’s fun, and it’s one of the best gifts in the world – it’s also difficult…which is why humor is so important! Clinical psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline joins us with tips! Click logo below to read more.

Mentally Fit: How to Talk to Your Teen About Self Care

There are a few challenges that parents face when talking with or trying to help their teens. Parents quickly move into problem-solving mode which usually doesn’t work for teens. Click logo below to read more.

Business.org: What I Want To Be When I Grow Up

 Even though most kids change their career goals as they get older and experience more of the world, they tend to follow certain patterns in those choices—as we learned when we asked 70 children between ages five and eleven what they want to be when … Continue reading Business.org: What I Want To Be When I Grow Up

22 NEWS Mass Appeal: How to start planning summer camps and activities for your children

It may not feel like it quite yet, but now’s the time to start thinking about summer activities for your kids. If you have a child with ADHD, you’ll especially want to make sure to plan a summer filled with fun and activities. Here with … Continue reading 22 NEWS Mass Appeal: How to start planning summer camps and activities for your children

Sanity during holidays

1. Avoid holiday overwhelm: Your brain can only process so much info at one time and it’s especially hard for kids with or without ADHD to manage themselves around this time. In fact, it’s often tough for adults who have their own triggers and family … Continue reading Sanity during holidays

3 Ways to Share with Your ADHD Valentine

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with REAL Heart! This week, television shows, Hallmark cards and advertisements tell us repeatedly that Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love–romantic love, familial love, friendship love. I even saw a Valentine’s Day card for your dog! It can all be a bit overwhelming, especially … Continue reading 3 Ways to Share with Your ADHD Valentine

Bring Humor to Challenging Situations

Having a sense of humor when raising kids is an essential tool for any parent. Children can expand your heart and push your buttons like no one else. Being able to laugh at what happens, at your reactions and sometimes at life itself helps ease … Continue reading Bring Humor to Challenging Situations

Your Guide for Calmer, Fun Holiday Vacation

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? Maybe not. Too often, these trips are fraught with struggles that you’d like to avoid but don’t know how. … Continue reading Your Guide for Calmer, Fun Holiday Vacation

22 News Mass Appeal: Tips to help your kids avoid getting overwhelmed during the holidays

Our brains can only process so much information at one time and it’s especially hard for kids with or without ADHD to manage themselves with holiday activities. In fact, it’s often tough for adults who have their own triggers and family issues to deal with. How can … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Tips to help your kids avoid getting overwhelmed during the holidays

ADHD Families’ Guide to Holiday Joy

Stress, stress, stress! The calendar images of December should be a scene of a crazy person running through the mall instead of the winter tranquil scene, right?! Do you have a long list of gifts to buy and wait until the last minute to do … Continue reading ADHD Families’ Guide to Holiday Joy

Romper.com: The AAP’s Advice For Choosing The Best Toys For Your Kids: Go Old-School

Dr. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., clinical psychologist, previously explained to Romper that “while electronic toys can be compelling and educational with their lights, sounds, letters, numbers, and moving images, they don’t foster two important aspects of play for young children: imagination and connection.”

Psychology Today: Do the Holidays Make You Nervous? How to reduce social anxiety in teens and young adults with ADHD

How can you make it through this holiday season with more ease and less anxiety? Sharon Saline, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, is a top expert in how ADHD, learning disabilities and mental health issues affect children, teens and families. She discusses … Continue reading Psychology Today: Do the Holidays Make You Nervous? How to reduce social anxiety in teens and young adults with ADHD

ADDitude Magazine: How Many Friends Does My Child Need to be Happy?

Many children with ADHD are active, curious, and personable — but also unsure how, where, and when to make friends. If your child doesn’t have any close friends yet, keep in mind common maturity delays and use these strategies to build stronger social skills over … Continue reading ADDitude Magazine: How Many Friends Does My Child Need to be Happy?

Washington Post: Why it’s so hard to get kids’ attention, according to science (and what to do about it)

Sharon Saline, a clinical psychologist and author of the book “What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew,” says parents should make sure they have their child’s full attention using what she calls the Rule of Three: Get close and say their name, make eye contact, … Continue reading Washington Post: Why it’s so hard to get kids’ attention, according to science (and what to do about it)

Fatherly: How to Talk to Kids About Rich People

When talking to kids about rich people, you’re teaching them not only about money but about justice — and, by extension, injustice too. Read How to Talk to Kids About Rich People (July 2018)

Grown & Flown: Psychologist Offers 5 Ways to Help Reduce Your Family’s Stress and Anxiety

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 this crisis. While we adults struggle to wrap our brains around these … Continue reading Grown & Flown: Psychologist Offers 5 Ways to Help Reduce Your Family’s Stress and Anxiety

Romper: "Why Simple Toys Are Better For Your Kids Is Honestly Magic"

Romper: “Why Simple Toys Are Better For Your Kids Is Honestly Magic” For parents, decision fatigue is a real thing. From sun-up (or earlier, if you have my kids) to sun-down, you’re constantly making decisions for the little people in your life with the intentions … Continue reading Romper: "Why Simple Toys Are Better For Your Kids Is Honestly Magic"

ADDitude Magazine: Webinar – You’ve Got This! Motivating Teens Without Threats or Arguments

ADDitude Magazine: Webinar – You’ve Got This! Motivating Teens Without Threats or Arguments In this hour-long webinar-on-demand, learn tips for motivating teenagers with Sharon Saline, Psy.D. Click logo below to read more.

Stop reacting and start responding!

It’s been a long day and you finally make it home from work with a car full of groceries which have to be unpacked and then, somehow, magically transformed into a tasty and nutritious meal. You trudge into the house, bags in each hand, and … Continue reading Stop reacting and start responding!

Spring Anew: Nurturing kids to “Stop, Think and Act”

When the crocuses start to send up their green shoots and the snow finally melts into massive puddles, excitement about the spring infects everyone. Kids happily shed their heavy coats in favor of galoshes and move enthusiastically into the warmer weather. I have been thinking … Continue reading Spring Anew: Nurturing kids to “Stop, Think and Act”

Snow what?! Getting help with winter chores

When it gets this cold and snowy, there is always extra work at home to do. How can you get your ADHD son or daughter to help you and not hold you back? Whether it’s shoveling snow, clearing off cars or carrying wood, parents need … Continue reading Snow what?! Getting help with winter chores

Talking About the Teenage Brain at Versan Conference in Montego Bay and Kingston, Jamaica

Last month, I had the great privilege to travel to Jamaica to present my talk, “What were you thinking? Understanding the Teen Brain,”at the “Recession-Proofing Your Education” Conferences in Kingston and Montego Bay sponsored by Versan Educational Services. Versan is an international educational organization that … Continue reading Talking About the Teenage Brain at Versan Conference in Montego Bay and Kingston, Jamaica

Spring Cleaning: Moving Stuff OUT

As the trees and flowers begin to bloom, many parents take a look around their homes and long to clean out the family nest. Sometimes, the task seems just too overwhelming and you don’t get any further than a big sigh. At other times, you … Continue reading Spring Cleaning: Moving Stuff OUT

Networx Interview: Can a House Calm a Hyperactive Kid? by Cris Carl

“The first thing your home needs if you have a hyperactive child is to be as free of clutter and chaos as possible,” said Dr. Sharon Saline PsyD. Saline has a practice in Northampton, MA and has been a school consultant regarding children with hyperactivity … Continue reading Networx Interview: Can a House Calm a Hyperactive Kid? by Cris Carl

Interviewed For: Can a House Calm a Hyperactive Kid? by Cris Carl

Interviewed For: Can a House Calm a Hyperactive Kid? by Cris Carl “The first thing your home needs if you have a hyperactive child is to be as free of clutter and chaos as possible,” says Dr. Sharon Saline PsyD. Saline has a practice in Northampton, MA and has … Continue reading Interviewed For: Can a House Calm a Hyperactive Kid? by Cris Carl