Parenting and Families

Parenting and Families

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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)

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

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