Does OCD Make Your Child Disgusted by Food? OCD and Restrictive Eating.

Does OCD Make Your Child Disgusted by Food? OCD and Restrictive Eating.

Nothing is off limits for OCD, including your child’s food. Does OCD make them feel disgusted by some foods? Do they think their food tastes, smells or looks weird? Do they wind up avoiding foods due to this?

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Tools to Beat OCD at Home

Tools to Beat OCD at Home

It can be hard to know how to beat OCD and even harder to find an OCD therapist with the expertise to guide you through it!
That is why I created my new book, Crushing OCD Workbook for Kids. I took all my clinical skills from my practice and poured it into this book so kids can learn all they need to know one engaging activity at a time.

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Who is Your Child Fighting? Their OCD or You?

Who is Your Child Fighting? Their OCD or You?

OCD loves to get our kids on the hamster wheel of rules, compulsions and avoidance. It dangles a carrot that says, “Just do what I want and all your discomfort will go away.” When our kids believe OCD’s lies they live in a world that is controlled by OCD.

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Who’s the Boss? You or OCD?

Who’s the Boss? You or OCD?

When you have OCD you hand over all power to a glitch in your brain. You allow OCD to construct rules, beliefs and compulsions that hold you prisoner. Unfortunately the more you feed this OCD glitch, the bigger the glitch grows. The rules morph, the OCD compulsions shift, and the cycle becomes never ending.

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Does Your Child’s OCD Get Stuck on Emotions?

Does Your Child’s OCD Get Stuck on Emotions?

OCD likes to hook into everything, including our child’s emotions. It is common for people to have OCD themes around emotions.

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Is Your Child Doing OCD Compulsions and Not Realizing It?!

Is Your Child Doing OCD Compulsions and Not Realizing It?!

When you have OCD it is helpful to identify the OCD compulsions you are doing that are growing your OCD and making your OCD worse. Unfortunately just because someone has OCD doesn’t mean they understand OCD.

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This Makes Social Anxiety Worse

This Makes Social Anxiety Worse

Social anxiety feeds off one main thing. Avoidance. When we fear criticism, judgment and rejection from others, it can feel like too much to put ourselves out there. It might feel easier to cocoon yourself in your own home and not risk rejection.

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How OCD Grows Using Shame as a Weapon

How OCD Grows Using Shame as a Weapon

OCD doesn’t just bombard our kids with intrusive thoughts, it can also overwhelm them with intrusive emotions. Shame is one of OCD’s most powerful weapons.

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It’s Not You, It’s OCD.

It’s Not You, It’s OCD.

OCD is very convincing. It convinces our kids that there is a threat. It convinces them that they need to take action. It convinces them that they have full control.

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Does Your Child Struggle with Meta OCD: OCD Thoughts About OCD?

Does Your Child Struggle with Meta OCD: OCD Thoughts About OCD?

OCD is like a difficult chess game and one of OCD’s best moves is Meta OCD. When our kids struggle with Meta OCD their intrusive thoughts are about OCD itself. There are many ways OCD can make them dizzy with thoughts about OCD.

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Is Learning About Other OCD Themes Going to Make Your Child’s OCD Worse?

Is Learning About Other OCD Themes Going to Make Your Child’s OCD Worse?

OCD is an octopus with sticky tentacles. Those tentacles can glom onto almost anything. They can watch, hear, or observe anything that can, in return, become a new OCD theme. The issue isn’t what they hear or watch, the issue is how big and sticky the tentacles are. The goal is to build skills and knowledge to shrink the octopus and part of that is learning all about OCD.

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Is OCD Sabotaging Your Child’s Success?

Is OCD Sabotaging Your Child’s Success?

OCD is like a chess match. You make your move, OCD makes its move. It is not a stagnant disorder that just lies there as you crush it with OCD skills. It looks to outsmart, outmaneuver you.

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OCD Existential Thoughts: When OCD Makes Your Child Doubt Reality

OCD Existential Thoughts: When OCD Makes Your Child Doubt Reality

In this week’s YouTube video I’m discussing the many common ways Existential OCD themes can make you doubt your reality and how to override and outsmart OCD.

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What is Your Teen’s Social Anxiety and What is Their True Self?

What is Your Teen’s Social Anxiety and What is Their True Self?

In this week’s YouTube video I talk to teens and adults about how to explore their true self separate from social anxiety and how to develop realistic goals that honor their true self.

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How Does Your Child View Life: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

How Does Your Child View Life: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

How your child views life in general can have a huge impact on their struggles with anxiety or OCD. If they see all the negative aspects of everything, they’ll automatically be more prone to a hopeless, defeatist attitude. 

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