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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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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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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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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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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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 115 Kids Edition: When Anxiety Impacts Your Social Skills

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 115 Kids Edition: When Anxiety Impacts Your Social Skills

Anxiety can wreak havoc over so many aspects of our children’s life. One area that sometimes gets overlooked is how anxiety impacts our children’s social skills.

Anxiety makes kids over analyze and doubt everything – including their social interactions!

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 114 Kids Edition: What Does the Feeling of Disgust Have to do with OCD?

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 114 Kids Edition: What Does the Feeling of Disgust Have to do with OCD?

I hear this over and over again. “I don’t have a fear. It is just GROSS!” or “I am not worried, it is just so DISGUSTING!” Often this can confuse parents and even professionals into believing there is no OCD hidden under these feelings. After all, where is the intrusive thought or the paralyzing fear?

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 113 Kids Edition: When Kids Focus on Problems, They Get More Problems.

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 113 Kids Edition: When Kids Focus on Problems, They Get More Problems.

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 Problems, They Get More Problems. When we eat, live and breathe our problems, our problems eat, live and breathe us! It is important for kids to work […]

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 112 Kids Edition: Does Your Child Get Stuck Comparing Themselves to Everyone Else?

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 112 Kids Edition: Does Your Child Get Stuck Comparing Themselves to Everyone Else?

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 Child Get Stuck Comparing Themselves to Everyone Else? Do you hear your kids saying things like, “I am not as good as him!” Or “Well, she’s better than me.” […]

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 112 Kids Edition: Helping Kids Develop Self-Love

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 112 Kids Edition: Helping Kids Develop Self-Love

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 Kids Develop Self-Love Why is it so easy for us to beat ourselves up, but so hard for us to build ourselves up? Why do kids stumble and stammer when […]

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 111 Kids Edition: Helping Sensitive Kids Let Go of Grudges

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 111 Kids Edition: Helping Sensitive Kids Let Go of Grudges

Having anxiety can often make us super sensitive. We feel deeper. We love deeper. And we hurt deeper. True story. So when people wrong us, it is hard to let go of the grudges that quickly grow when we’ve been hurt.

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 110 Kids Edition: The SuperPowers that Come with having Anxiety

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 110 Kids Edition: The SuperPowers that Come with having Anxiety

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 The SuperPowers that Come with having Anxiety Having anxiety can suck, but it comes with some pretty cool superpowers. I tell kids what those superpowers are in this latest kids Youtube […]

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 109 Kids Edition: Helping Kids Who Want to Be Homeschooled due to Anxiety

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 109 Kids Edition: Helping Kids Who Want to Be Homeschooled due to Anxiety

There is one thing I consistently hear about in my therapy practice. Homeschooling. Not in a warm fuzzy way. But in a desperate, this needs to happen sort of way. It is very common for many kids to demand to be homeschooled due to anxiety.

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 108 Kids Edition: Teaching Kids How to Deal with the Fear of the Dark

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 108 Kids Edition: Teaching Kids How to Deal with the Fear of the Dark

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 Teaching Kids How to Deal with the Fear of the Dark Many anxious kids (and non-anxious kids) fear the dark. For some this can be a mild fear, while for others […]

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 107 Kids Edition: Harm OCD in Children | How to Help

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 107 Kids Edition: Harm OCD in Children | How to Help

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 Harm OCD in Children: How to Help Them Harm OCD in children can be easily missed. Harm OCD makes kids worry they might do something to hurt or harm someone else […]

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