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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 92 Kid Edition: How Focusing on Anxiety Causes Anxiety (and What to Do About it)!

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 92 Kid Edition: How Focusing on Anxiety Causes Anxiety (and What to Do About it)!

Knock Knock. Whose there? Anxiety! Anxiety loves to come knocking on your child’s door. In fact the very act of focusing on anxiety, causes anxiety to dig it’s claws deeper! That’s just cruel. So how do you help your child not focus on something that is wanting – no, DEMANDING their attention?

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PSP 084 : How Mindfulness Can Help with Anxiety and OCD

PSP 084 : How Mindfulness Can Help with Anxiety and OCD

When you have anxiety or OCD – one of the biggest struggles is battling your thoughts. Constant thoughts. Nagging thoughts. Crippling, scary, overwhelming thoughts. They never stop. Teaching kids how to use mindfulness to cope with this relentless barrage of worries can be incredibly helpful. Mindfulness can help anxiety and OCD in many ways.

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Great Free Resource to Help with Difficult Behavior

Great Free Resource to Help with Difficult Behavior

Do you struggle with difficult behaviors at home? Join the club! Most kids with anxiety or OCD have some challenging behavior. This week Dayna, from Lemon Lime Adventure is having a FREE Calm the Chaos workshop to teach us how to look past the behavior, to look at what the behavior is trying to communicate and to know what to do after that!

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The Face Behind AT Parenting Survival for All Ages




My name is Natasha Daniels and I am a Child Therapist and mother to three vibrant, challenging and insightful children who keep me on my toes! I have spent the last thirteen years working with children and families in my private practice Hill Child Counseling.

Kids are my passion – especially anxious kids and kids with OCD. Having been an anxious kid and now raising three anxious kids of my own, I get anxiety and OCD on a very personal level. I have dedicated my practice and my writing to helping kids with anxiety/OCD and their families. 

I am the author of Anxiety Sucks! A Teen Survival Guide and How to Parent Your Anxious Toddler. I am the creator of and AT Parenting Survival Courses for Anxiety and OCD. My work has been featured on various sites including Huffington Post, Scary Mommy and The Mighty.

I am humbled to have millions of parents, therapists and educators visit my site each year. The more education we can spread about childhood mental health, the better all our children will do!

I am an active member of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and have attended both the Behavior Therapy Training Institute’s (BTTI) general advanced OCD training and their pediatric advanced training taught by the top OCD researchers in the field. I also remain active with The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).

Follow my work and subscribe to my podcast, my Youtube Channel. Join me in my Private Facebook Group for parents raising kids with anxiety and OCD.









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