Overwhelmed by technology? Struggling to help your family, your students or your clients set limits that actually work? In this workshop, Dr. Sharon Saline, veteran psychologist and author of “What your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life,” talks about raising children and teens who are out-of-the-box thinkers in today’s digital world with less arguing and more cooperation. She shares the latest research about the effect of social media and screens on kids’ developing brains, peer relationships and risky behaviors–especially those with ADHD and LD. Incorporating the voices of kids themselves and their habits and use of screens, Dr. Saline shows you how to create consistent screen policies using meaningful incentives that promote safety, communication and cooperation. You will learn how to set up balanced relationships to electronic devices and social media and help people reconnect with each other.
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.