Teaching Anxious Kids to Back Burner Future Worries

Teaching Anxious Kids to Back Burner Future Worries

Does your child worry weeks and months in advance about things that are happening in the future? Anxious kids are consumed with future worries. It keeps them up at night and gives them stomach pain during the day. Teaching anxious kids how to deal with these worries can significantly reduce their stress.

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PSP 117: Helping a Child with Selective Mutism

PSP 117: Helping a Child with Selective Mutism

Don’t feel alone raising a child with anxiety or OCD. Tell me your biggest struggle and I will give you a video tip and resource guide based on your particular needs. YES! PLEASE HELP Helping a Child with Selective Mutism Selective Mutism can hide behind labels like “shy” and often gets missed by parents, educators and even therapists. I had the pleasure of talking to […]

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Does Your Sensitive Child Crumble When People Yell or Have a Tone?

Does Your Sensitive Child Crumble When People Yell or Have a Tone?

Don’t feel alone raising a child with anxiety or OCD. Tell me your biggest struggle and I will give you a video tip and resource guide based on your particular needs. YES! PLEASE HELP Does Your Sensitive Child Crumble When People Yell or Have a Tone? How many times have you heard, “Stop yelling at me!” When you are calmly telling your sensitive child what […]

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PSP 116: Growing Up with Separation Anxiety and Panic with Amanda Stern

PSP 116: Growing Up with Separation Anxiety and Panic with Amanda Stern

She suffered silently. She suffered often. Her parents didn’t understand her pain. She didn’t understand her pain. So it often goes. Growing up with Separation Anxiety and Panic Disorder can be a disorienting, overwhelming and lonely experience.

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A 7 Year Old’s Favorite Children’s Books on Feelings

A 7 Year Old’s Favorite Children’s Books on Feelings

Don’t feel alone raising a child with anxiety or OCD. Tell me your biggest struggle and I will give you a video tip and resource guide based on your particular needs. YES! PLEASE HELP A 7 Year Old’s Favorite Children’s Books on Feelings One of my favorite ways to help my kids with emotions is through books. Kids learn the best through stories. Sometimes we […]

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Helping Kids with OCD Handle Over Wiping After Going to the Bathroom

Helping Kids with OCD Handle Over Wiping After Going to the Bathroom

There is a common OCD problem that no one likes to talk about – over wiping.

OCD loves to make our kids doubt. Doubt their safety, doubt their cleanliness and doubt their completenessdoubt their completeness.

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PSP 114: Supporting Dads Raising Anxious Kids with Larry Hagner

PSP 114: Supporting Dads Raising Anxious Kids with Larry Hagner

No one thinks they are going to be raising anxious kids. We all have our vision of what parenting will be. It usually does not involve a child with panic, fear and dread.

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Teach Kids that Focusing on the Moment Can Reduce Anxiety

Teach Kids that Focusing on the Moment Can Reduce Anxiety

Anxiety loves to live in the past and in the future. Teaching kids how to live in the moment can help reduce anxiety.

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PSP 113: Dealing with Your Own Anxiety Can Help You Become a Better Parent

PSP 113: Dealing with Your Own Anxiety Can Help You Become a Better Parent

I didn’t know the level of my anxiety until I brought little people into my world. It seemed like my anxiety just couldn’t hide under the weight of parental stress. That happens to many of us. We strive to become a better parent and we begin to realize that it is actually our own anxiety that is holding us back.

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Teaching Kids their Attitude Towards Life with Anxiety or OCD Matters!

Teaching Kids their Attitude Towards Life with Anxiety or OCD Matters!

I can’t do this. This sucks! I’m going to have the WORST day ever. I’ll never beat this! Life with anxiety or OCD can conjure up all sorts of negative thoughts like that. And who is to blame a child for having those feelings. Anxiety or OCD is overwhelming.

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PSP 112: Helping Your Sensitive Child Handle Mean People

PSP 112: Helping Your Sensitive Child Handle Mean People

Do you have a sensitive child who wilts at the mere mention of mean people. This week I am talking about how to help our sensitive kids in a world that isn’t always as kind as them.

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 117: How to Help your Child When Fighting Anxiety or OCD Seems like too Much

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 117: How to Help your Child When Fighting Anxiety or OCD Seems like too Much

Sometimes anxiety or OCD is just too overwhelming. Sometimes fighting anxiety or OCD can seem like too much for kids (or for anyone for that matter!).

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PSP 111: Want Your Kids to Talk to You? Why Your Reaction Matters.

PSP 111: Want Your Kids to Talk to You? Why Your Reaction Matters.

He just won’t talk to me!” I often hear. Or “I try to ask her questions, but she just gives me one word responses.” So how do you get your kids to talk to you?

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 116 Kids Edition: When Kids Focus on Helping Others, it Can Help Decrease Anxiety or OCD as Well

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 116 Kids Edition: When Kids Focus on Helping Others, it Can Help Decrease Anxiety or OCD as Well

Don’t feel alone raising a child with anxiety or OCD. Tell me your biggest struggle and I will give you a video tip and resource guide based on your particular needs. YES! PLEASE HELP When Kids Focus on Helping Others, it Can Help Decrease Anxiety or OCD as Well When you are living with anxiety or OCD it can be all consuming. It can take […]

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PSP 110: Helping a Child with Anxiety and ADHD with Angela Pruess

PSP 110: Helping a Child with Anxiety and ADHD with Angela Pruess

Having a child with anxiety can be rough, but having a child with anxiety and ADHD can be complete parental overload!

Both anxiety and ADHD have their own challenges – and together they can be a force to be reckoned with.

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