Ask the Child Therapist Episode 91: Getting Kids to Use Their Coping Skills for Anxiety

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 91: Getting Kids to Use Their Coping Skills for Anxiety

You have read all the anxiety books. You have filled your child up to the brim with coping skills for anxiety. You feel like you have done anything and everything to empower your child to crush their anxiety. So why do they refuse to use any of their coping skills? Why do they shutdown or worse, lash out when you try to offer them help?

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PSP 083 : How Pets Can Help Kids with Anxiety or OCD

PSP 083 : How Pets Can Help Kids with Anxiety or OCD

Finding things that help kids with anxiety or OCD can be a challenge. Kids don’t always like to use the tools they are given and sometimes it can feel like nothing is helping.

One unexpected thing I have found to work incredibly well is…pets! Furry ones, wet ones, ones that tweet and ones that bark. Any and all pets can help kids with anxiety or OCD.

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PSP 082 : How to Help Anxious Kids Successfully Start the New School Year

PSP 082 : How to Help Anxious Kids Successfully Start the New School Year

There are three words that can stop a parenting raising an anxious kid dead in their tracks. Back. to. School. Gulp. Going back to school is almost a universal struggle for those of us raising anxious kids.
Anxious kids have a hard time transitioning. They have a hard time separating, they have a hard time with stomach upset. All of which goes into high gear the minute school starts up again. The good news is there are some things you can do proactively to make the first day and the first months to come – more successful.

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PSP 081: Coping with the Stress of Parenting a Child with Anxiety or OCD | Interview with Kevin Ashworth

PSP 081: Coping with the Stress of Parenting a Child with Anxiety or OCD | Interview with Kevin Ashworth

There is nothing harder than watching your child struggle. Unfortunately when you are parenting a child with anxiety or OCD you do a lot of that. And I mean a lot!

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 89: Helping Kids See the Benefits of Child Therapy

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 89: Helping Kids See the Benefits of Child Therapy

You made the decision that your child needs therapy. You talked to your partner about the benefits of child therapy and you are finally in agreement. You scoured your area for a good therapist. But now, your kid is refusing to go.

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PSP 080: Empowering Kids with Anxiety & OCD to Help Themselves. An Interview with GoZen! Creator Renee Jain

PSP 080: Empowering Kids with Anxiety & OCD to Help Themselves. An Interview with GoZen! Creator Renee Jain

It can be so hard to watch your child struggle with anxiety or OCD. Perhaps you have read all the books and taught your child all the skills, but they are still not empowered to work on their issues. Empowering kids with anxiety or OCD can be an uphill battle.

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 88: Helping Kids with Health Anxiety

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 88: Helping Kids with Health Anxiety

Do you check for fevers nightly? Do you hear about lumps, bumps and sores? Does your child worry they are just hours away from impending doom and death? If this sounds familiar, you might be dealing with health anxiety. Health anxiety is not fun. It can make a child worry about every single bodily change.

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PSP 079: Helping Kids Who have All or Nothing Thinking

PSP 079: Helping Kids Who have All or Nothing Thinking

Do you have a child with all or nothing thinking? If you do, you know what a rollercoaster ride that can be! I am having the WORST day. Fast forward two hours. I am having the BEST day ever! It is enough to give you whiplash. Seriously.

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Ask the Child Therapist Kids Edition Episode 87: Helping a Child with Perfectionism

Ask the Child Therapist Kids Edition Episode 87: Helping a Child with Perfectionism

Do you have a child who always has to be perfect? Do they stress over being the top of their class, getting the most goals and making everything absolutely flawless. Sometimes when a child strives for perfection, they become even less successful. So, how do you help a child with perfectionism?

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PSP 078: Children Hoarders: Signs of Hoarding and How to Help Hoarders

PSP 078: Children Hoarders: Signs of Hoarding and How to Help Hoarders

Do you have a “saver” at your house? A child who finds treasures on street corners and everywhere in between? It is normal for kids to love to collect things like rocks, leaves and small toys – but when does it cross the line? When are you dealing with children hoarders?

This week on the AT Parenting Survival Podcast we are dishing the dirt on how to tell the difference between developmentally appropriate behavior and hoarding behavior. I also talk about some concrete ways to help children hoarders not grow up to be an adult hoarder!

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Ask the Child Therapist Kids Edition Episode 86: Helping a Child with Negative Self-Talk

Ask the Child Therapist Kids Edition Episode 86: Helping a Child with Negative Self-Talk

How often does your child partake in negative self-talk? How often do you hear things like:

I will never get that right!
I am so stupid.
You don’t love me.
I am so ugly.
I am such an idiot.
I always make you mad.
No one likes me.
I am so awkward.
I am so annoying.

Even if you aren’t hearing these thought out loud, many kids are constantly berating themselves silently.

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 85 Kids Edition: Germophobia – How to Help Kids Who are Afraid of Germs

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 85 Kids Edition: Germophobia – How to Help Kids Who are Afraid of Germs

 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 Germophobia: How to Help Kids Who are Afraid of Germs There is an enemy lurking behind every doorknob, every toilet seat, every handshake and kiss. There is a deathly illness […]

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PSP 076: Help Kids with Anxiety & OCD Using the CPS Model

PSP 076: Help Kids with Anxiety & OCD Using the CPS Model

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Ross Greene, the best-selling author of The Explosive Child. He is the originator of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) Model. We talked about how to help kids with anxiety and OCD using his approach.

Many people have asked me how his CPS model fits within the approaches of Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) and other strategies we often talk about on my site, in my podcast and on my youtube channel.

To help with this I have dedicated a podcast episode to exploring the use of CPS methods combined with strategies for helping kids with anxiety and OCD.

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 84 Kid Edition: When Anxiety Gives You the Feeling Like You have to Pee Right After You Pee

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 84 Kid Edition: When Anxiety Gives You the Feeling Like You have to Pee Right After You Pee

 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 Anxiety Gives You the Feeling Like You have to Pee Right After You Pee Anxiety can do lots of things to our children’s bodies. It can make their heart […]

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PSP 075: Interview with Dr. Ross Greene, Author of The Explosive Child and the Creator of the CPS Model

PSP 075: Interview with Dr. Ross Greene, Author of The Explosive Child and the Creator of the CPS Model

Do you ever wonder why your child keeps doing the same things no matter how much discipline you throw at him? Do you struggle with getting your partner to see that your child isn’t trying to be difficult? If these are some of your struggles you have to dive into Dr. Ross Greene’s work!

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