Helping Kids Who Get Anxious Watching the News

Helping Kids Who Get Anxious Watching the News

Helping Kids Who Get Anxious Watching the News The news can be overwhelming to many of us, but if you are a kid with anxiety or OCD it can all be too much. Being flooded with images and stories of doom and gloom can impact your child’s level of anxiety or OCD. But what if you have a teen who controls what they watch and […]

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PSP 200: How to Tell When It’s Difficult Behavior or When It’s Anxiety or OCD

PSP 200: How to Tell When It’s Difficult Behavior or When It’s Anxiety or OCD

How to Tell When It’s Difficult Behavior or When It’s Anxiety or OCD Your child is refusing to clean their room, go to bed or go to school. They are digging their heels in and it doesn’t look like they are going to budge. What are you supposed to do? Well if your child has anxiety or OCD, you might want to take an extra […]

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PSP 199: How to Help a Child with Social Anxiety

PSP 199: How to Help a Child with Social Anxiety

How to Help a Child with Social Anxiety Social anxiety isn’t about not being able to make friends or keep friends. It is about the overwhelming feeling of judgment, criticism and rejection one feels.  In this week’s podcast I chat with my 9 year old about her struggles with social anxiety (it runs in the family), and what has helped her make huge progress crushing […]

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PSP 198: Therapist Corner with Dr. Allison Solomon and Michelle Massi, LMFT

PSP 198: Therapist Corner with Dr. Allison Solomon and Michelle Massi, LMFT

Therapist Corner with Dr. Allison Solomon and Michelle Massi, LMFT Welcome to another episode of the Therapist Corner with two of my favorite therapists, Dr. Allison Solomon and Michelle Massi, LMFT. In this episode we answer questions submitted from AT Parenting Community members. We discuss a variety of issues including: Anxiety/OCD therapy with multiple diagnoses Improving OCD skills among mental health professionals Accommodating OCD Confidentiality […]

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PSP 197: How to Not Accommodate Your Child’s Anxiety or OCD with Eli Lebowitz

PSP 197: How to Not Accommodate Your Child’s Anxiety or OCD with Eli Lebowitz

How to Not Accommodate Your Child’s Anxiety or OCD with Eli Lebowitz Anxiety and OCD is a family affair. The anxiety and OCD will hook you in, talk to you and get you to grow it. Learning how to identify how you are accommodating your child’s anxiety or OCD is key to their long-term success.   I’m honored to have Dr. Eli Lebowitz on as […]

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Helping Kids Understand Why Distraction Doesn’t Help Anxiety or OCD

Helping Kids Understand Why Distraction Doesn’t Help Anxiety or OCD

Helping Kids Understand Why Distraction Doesn’t Help Anxiety or OCD  When I ask kids what’s the main way they cope with anxiety or OCD, I almost always hear distraction. “I try to get my mind off of it,” they usually say. Unfortunately that is like putting a bandaid on a bullet hole to stop the bleeding. Ignoring the problem doesn’t make it go away, it […]

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PSP 196: How to Help Your Child with Anxiety or OCD Advocate for Themselves

PSP 196: How to Help Your Child with Anxiety or OCD Advocate for Themselves

How to Help Your Child with Anxiety or OCD Advocate for Themselves As much as we want to protect our child from anything and everything, it is important that we teach them how to advocate for themselves. This is especially true when our kids have anxiety or OCD. They need to know how to articulate how they feel and what they need. This is true […]

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Helping Kids Who are Afraid to Leave the House Due to Anxiety or OCD

Helping Kids Who are Afraid to Leave the House Due to Anxiety or OCD

Helping Kids Who are Afraid to Leave the House Due to Anxiety or OCD Does your child’s anxiety or OCD make them afraid to leave the house? Do they stay at home to avoid being triggered?  Unfortunately the more our kids avoid, the bigger their anxiety or OCD can grow. When kids don’t leave the house to avoid being triggered, they are at risk of […]

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PSP 195: How to Help Your Child Maintain Progress with Anxiety or OCD

PSP 195: How to Help Your Child Maintain Progress with Anxiety or OCD

PSP 195: How to Help Your Child Maintain Progress with Anxiety or OCD So your child has just crushed their anxiety or OCD. You are feeling on top of the world and so are they. Now what? This is often when the ball is dropped. It is often when the seeds of the next infestation of weeds are left to grow, unchecked and unmanaged. But […]

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PSP 194: Coping Skills for Anxious Teens with Janine Halloran

PSP 194: Coping Skills for Anxious Teens with Janine Halloran

Coping Skills for Anxious Teens with Janine Halloran  It’s hard to get our kids to use coping skills, but it’s even harder when they are teens who don’t like to be told what to do! In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast, I had the privilege of talking with Janine Halloran from Coping Skills for Kids. We discussed how to approach teens so they are […]

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PSP 193: How to Not Pass Our Fears onto Our Kids

PSP 193: How to Not Pass Our Fears onto Our Kids

How to Not Pass Our Fears onto Our Kids Our kids are emotional sponges. They soak up our happiness, but they also soak up our fears. Often when trying to help our kids with anxiety we might project our own worries onto them. Sometimes we might spread our fear throughout the house. In this episode of the AT Parenting Survival Podcast I dive into three […]

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Helping Kids Who Need to Take Medication for Anxiety or OCD

Helping Kids Who Need to Take Medication for Anxiety or OCD

Helping Kids Who Need to Take Medication for Anxiety or OCD Some kids will need to take Insulin to address their Diabetes, and some kids will need medication to help address their anxiety or OCD. But many kids and teens might feel nervous about the idea of medication. In this week’s Youtube video I talk about why some kids with anxiety or OCD need medication […]

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PSP 191: Should You Tell Your Child They Have Anxiety or OCD?

PSP 191: Should You Tell Your Child They Have Anxiety or OCD?

Should You Tell Your Child They Have Anxiety or OCD? Many parents worry about telling their child they have anxiety or OCD. Some worry about potentially labeling their kids. Some worry that it will make their child feel different. Others worry about the stigma the child will face. In this week’s AT Parenting Survival episode, I dive deep into the pros and cons of telling […]

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How to Help Kids Who Worry They Will Never Fall Asleep

How to Help Kids Who Worry They Will Never Fall Asleep

How to Help Kids Who Worry They Will Never Fall Asleep “But what if I don’t fall asleep?” That’s a question many of us hear from our anxious kids at bedtime. The ironic thing is, the more a child worries they won’t fall asleep, the harder it actually is to do it!   So how do you get your kids out of this vicious loop? […]

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PSP 189: Helping Parents Handle the Grief that Comes with an Anxiety or OCD Diagnosis

PSP 189: Helping Parents Handle the Grief that Comes with an Anxiety or OCD Diagnosis

Helping Parents Handle the Grief that Comes with an Anxiety or OCD Diagnosis Most of us had a fantasy of what parenting would look like. It might have involved Pinterest crafts, bake sales and play dates. It probably didn’t include hyperventilating, panic and avoidance. None of us signed up to parent a child with anxiety or OCD and most of us weren’t prepared to do […]

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