How to Teach a Child with Anxiety or OCD to Advocate for Themselves
This video is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the guidance of a qualified professional.
There may be times when our kids have to advocate for their needs when it comes to their anxiety or OCD. Learning how to find their voice and communicate their needs is a huge skill that will benefit them throughout life.
When our kids depend on others to advocate their needs they can become disempowered. Learning how to be their own voice can take time. These skills don’t show up overnight, rather they are built one small step at a time.
Advocating their needs doesn’t mean everyone caters to anxious avoidance or compulsions. It means they know what help they need to excel. They know what environmental factors are impeding their progress. They know what tweaks can be made that will make them thrive – and they voice them.
In this week’s YouTube video for kids and teens, I discuss why it’s important to advocate for their anxiety or OCD needs and how to start doing it!
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