Living in a world that’s increasingly unpredictable, today’s kids are more anxious than ever before. In this workshop, Dr. Sharon Saline, veteran psychologist and author, discusses the grip of anxiety and what educators and parents can do to help reduce kids’ worries. After reviewing the physiology and psychology of anxiety, she will show you how to help kids change their relationship to worry, realistically evaluate situations, tolerate uncertainty and calm themselves down. Building upon a strength-based, collaborative approach, Dr. Saline will also share strategies to teach all-important executive functioning skills related to motivation and reduce the effects of negative thinking on school and home tasks. You’ll leave with tools to enhance cooperation and decrease arguing in your family.
Sharon Saline, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 30 years’ experience, is a top expert on ADHD, anxiety, learning differences and mental health challenges and their impact on school and family dynamics. Her unique perspective, a sibling of a child who wrestled with untreated ADHD, combined with decades of academic excellence and clinical experience, assists her in guiding families as they navigate from the confusing maze of diagnoses and conflict to successful interventions and connections. Dr. Saline funnels this expertise into her new book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life. Dr. Saline is a member of ADDitude Magazine’s ADHD Specialist Panel. Dr. Saline is a graduate of Brown University, she received her master’s degree in psychology from New College of California and her doctorate in psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Sharon lives with her family in Northampton, MA.