Workshops & Lectures for Parents

"Sharon’s workshop was a great source of information
and strategies for me to support my son."

Workshops & Lectures for Parents

Speaking Topics

Dr. Saline has twice provided our parents with informative presentations– once in person and once via webinar. The content of her presentations, as well as her warmth and relatability, are all reasons we will ask her back to our school again!”

— Alice Rose | Director of Learning Services at The Bay School San Francisco

Are you living in the perfect storm? Many parents are struggling with children or teens who learn and think differently over school, homework or chores. Fostering progress at school means sharpening kids' executive functioning skills.  Using current research on the developing brain and examples from students themselves, Dr. Saline will show you how and why executive functioning skills are critical to the learning process. With a deeper understanding of these skills, you’ll be able to create more effective strategies to nurture cognitive strengths and overcome daily challenges. You will walk away with easy, practical tools to improve organization, planning and follow through while reducing stress and anxiety. 

Living in a world that’s increasingly unpredictable, today’s kids are more anxious than ever before. Dr. Saline discusses the psychological and biological roots of anxiety and what parents can do to help kids realistically evaluate situations and calm themselves down. After reviewing how anxiety impacts school, work and relationships, she will teach you effective tools to help your child or teen worry less and feel more confident. 

Do you ever wonder what’s really going on in your child’s mind? In this workshop, Dr. Saline offers rare insights into how kids honestly think and feel about having ADHD. With her unique, strength-based approach–’the 5 C’s of ADHD parenting,’ you will learn how to teach your kids daily living tools and manage challenging behaviors with less arguing and more cooperation.

Many families struggle with the pressure and anxiety of figuring out how to launch teens who learn differently to adulthood. 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? Dr. Saline will show you useful tools to help balance autonomy and connection while fostering coping strategies to manage the stress of 'adulting.' You'll walk away with the ability to forge a successful post-high school path with less conflict and more cooperation.

Overwhelmed by technology in your family? Struggling to set limits that work? In this workshop, Dr. Saline will talk about effective strategies for raising neurodiverse kids in today’s digital world. Learn to create a balanced relationship to electronic devices and social media for everyone in your family. You’ll argue less and reconnect better with each other.

Praise from Parents

“Hi Sharon Saline, I listened in on your session from the palooza today! And it was exactly what i needed to hear today – especially after last night’s 1 hour long tantrum. Thank you for making every thing less overwhelming… oh, did I mention you now have a fan in Jakarta, Indonesia!”

Parent, Jakarta, Indonesia

“As a presenter on parenting issues, Dr Saline does not disappoint. She’s a knowledgable and engaging speaker that uses humor to help make her point. Her insight and experience were evident both during the presentation as well as when answering audience questions. We happily look forward to hosting her again.”
The Hatfield Special Education Parent Advisory Council
Hatfield, MA

“Sharon’s workshop was a great source of information and strategies for me to support my son as he developed the skills to be independently successful at school. A deep understanding of adolescent development and skill-building in both social and academic arenas, coupled with her sense of humor, made working with Sharon productive, enriching, and fun.”
Kathy Unruh, Parent
Williamsburg, MA

“Dr. Saline instantly connected with our parent audience. Her presentation on the adolescent brain and executive functioning was both informative and affirmative for parents hoping to better support their teens. The parent of two adolescents herself, Dr Saline presented recent research in neuroscience with humor and compassion. Parents came away with new knowledge and practical strategies that foster growth and independence in their own adolescents.”
Shannon Greenwood, President
Williston Northampton School Parents’ Association
Easthampton, MA

I was at your presentation in Philly. It was great! Lots of good insight to help me work with my ADHD daughter age 14. I bought the book and will give it a good read. Thanks for making clear what our truly important goals should be, and suggesting better approaches to deal with her.” – Bill K.
Bill K, Parent
Philadelphia, PA