PSP 024: How We Teach Our Kids to Not Trust Their Gut Feeling

PSP 024: How We Teach Our Kids to Not Trust Their Gut Feeling

The hair on the back of her neck is standing up. Her stomach feels weird. She doesn’t like how he is staring at her. She has a weird gut feeling, but she doesn’t know what it is. “Go hug your Uncle Victor,” her mom says. She nervously shakes her head no. “Don’t be rude! Go hug him!” her mom demands.

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Secret Calculator Photo Vault: Why Every Parent Needs to Know What it is and How To Find It!

Secret Calculator Photo Vault: Why Every Parent Needs to Know What it is and How To Find It!

You think you’ve got it covered. You check your kid’s phone occasionally. You’ve had the “talk” about using technology. You even look at their text messages once in a while. You are good, right? Wrong. Kids are flooding into my office with secrets. Secrets that you don’t know about. Secrets that would give you a mini-heart attack. Secrets you need to know.

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PSP 005: Teaching Body Safety When Parenting: 7 Crucial Areas Parents Miss

PSP 005: Teaching Body Safety When Parenting: 7 Crucial Areas Parents Miss

Most parents teach their children about body safety, but many miss these 7 crucial areas. Learn what you need to be teaching your children to keep them safer.

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Why YouTube is Causing Young Kids to Go into Therapy: And Why Parents Need to Discover Kids YouTube

Why YouTube is Causing Young Kids to Go into Therapy: And Why Parents Need to Discover Kids YouTube

Ask most kids nowadays what their favorite TV show is and most will tell you their favorite YouTube channel. Kids aren’t watching TV like we did growing up, they are watching YouTube. Now I am not going to be an old fuddy-duddy and tell you how back in my day we swung from trees and didn’t have our head down staring at a screen. But what I am going to tell you is why I am talking about YouTube in my therapy practice way more often than I would like and why it is a conversation I need to have with all of you. I am also going to tell you why you need to discover Kid YouTube and you need to discover it fast!

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 6: How Do I Keep My Kids Safe? The Best Lifesaving Tips.

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 6: How Do I Keep My Kids Safe? The Best Lifesaving Tips.

We all want to keep out kids safe, but how do you do that effectively. Here are the best tips to follow.

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Why Every Family Should Use a Nanny Cam

Why Every Family Should Use a Nanny Cam

You checked out her references. She cleared the background check. Your guard is down. Don’t make this mistake. Why every parent should use a nanny cam.

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Why I Know My Children are Safe When I Can’t Protect Them

Why I Know My Children are Safe When I Can’t Protect Them

   This page is brought to you by nOCD. Download this mobile tool for free! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wearsafe for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I often like to cover child safety topics on Anxious Toddlers. We recently talked about teaching our kids safety tips beyond stranger danger. This was a hugely popular article because as […]

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Don’t be Clueless. Learn the Possible Signs of Sexual Abuse

Don’t be Clueless. Learn the Possible Signs of Sexual Abuse

   This page is brought to you by nOCD. Download this mobile tool for free! Sexual Abuse You have concerns. You have suspicions. But, how can you be sure? You want that definitive list. Those definitive signs and behaviors to confirm or disconfirm your worst beliefs about sexual abuse. Unfortunately, no one can do that for you – not even this article. Sexual abuse isn’t […]

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5 Ways We Teach Kids to NOT Trust Their Gut Instinct

5 Ways We Teach Kids to NOT Trust Their Gut Instinct

   This page is brought to you by nOCD. Download this mobile tool for free! Recently I wrote an article on teaching kids concepts beyond stranger danger. Several people left comments about this great book called The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker which talks about gut instinct. I remember vaguely seeing the author on Oprah Winfrey a long time ago.   I love […]

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Don’t Let Your Kids Roam the Virtual World Unsupervised. Teach Internet Safety.

Don’t Let Your Kids Roam the Virtual World Unsupervised. Teach Internet Safety.

   This page is brought to you by nOCD. Download this mobile tool for free! If you have tweens or teens in the house, there’s a good chance that they are using smart devices and social media. In fact, about three-fourths of all teens have or had access to a smartphone. Do you talk about Internet safety?   Do you know what apps your teens […]

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Have you Heard of Burn Note? If Your Kid has a Phone – You Better Learn!

Have you Heard of Burn Note? If Your Kid has a Phone – You Better Learn!

   This page is brought to you by nOCD. Download this mobile tool for free! Should Parents Be Worried About Burn Note? Today’s teens are becoming more and more tech-savvy, which means that they’re finding new ways to hide their digital footprints from their parents. In fact, over 70% of teens make an effort to conceal their online behavior. How do they pull it off? […]

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12 Questions you Should Ask Every Babysitter – But Don’t!

12 Questions you Should Ask Every Babysitter – But Don’t!

   This page is brought to you by nOCD. Download this mobile tool for free! I had a major personality flaw. I was way too considerate. I cared way too much about what other people thought. These seemingly pleasant personality traits put my kids at risk. When interviewing for a babysitter, they caused me to not ask the right questions. I didn’t want to be […]

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Top 5 Unsuspecting Household Dangers that can Hurt Your Kids

Top 5 Unsuspecting Household Dangers that can Hurt Your Kids

   This page is brought to you by nOCD. Download this mobile tool for free! When you found out you were pregnant you probably did what most of us do. You covered all electrical outlets, you put baby locks on cabinets. You moved all your cleaners out of reach.   You probably thought you had it covered. And for the most part – you probably […]

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Every Child is a Potential Victim to Online Predators. Learn Their Tactics. Educate Your Kids.

Every Child is a Potential Victim to Online Predators. Learn Their Tactics. Educate Your Kids.

   This page is brought to you by nOCD. Download this mobile tool for free! You think online predators can’t find your kid. Think again. Would you let your child walk alone at night? Would you invite strangers into your home and let them play with your child alone? If your child has access to a smart phone, tablet or computer – that is precisely […]

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Beyond Stranger Danger: 6 Off the Wall Tips That Can Save Your Kid’s Life

Beyond Stranger Danger: 6 Off the Wall Tips That Can Save Your Kid’s Life

   This page is brought to you by nOCD. Download this mobile tool for free! Stranger danger doesn’t cut it. Sometimes it’s not strangers – and kids don’t always know they are in danger.   The likelihood of this happening to a child is thankfully rare. But, I am not into gambling – especially when it comes to my children.   In less than 30 […]

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