PSP 127: How to Help a Child with Lockdown Drills & Why it Should be Discussed

PSP 127: How to Help a Child with Lockdown Drills & Why it Should be Discussed

The kids are huddled in the corner of the room. It is dark. It is quiet. They are told not to talk. They are told to hide behind objects and lock the classroom door. Some kids are shaking. Some kids have wide eyes. This is not an emergency situation. These are lockdown drills.

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PSP 108: What is Momo and How Much Should I Worry About Online Safety?

PSP 108: What is Momo and How Much Should I Worry About Online Safety?

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 What is Momo and How Much Should I Worry About Online Safety? It seems like where ever you look, there are new threats and warning about the dangers that lurk in […]

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PSP 036: Helping Anxious Kids When Shootings & Other Tragedies Happen

PSP 036: Helping Anxious Kids When Shootings & Other Tragedies Happen

I wake up and reach for my phone. Breaking news headlines scream for my attention. Not again, I think. How many tragedies do we need to witness? How many mass shootings and bombings do my children need to live through? It doesn’t help that I have three anxious kids. Anxiety feeds off these headlines. Thrives off these dark moments of time. It has the power to ruin any progress a child has made crushing their anxiety .So how do we handle the situation? Do we tell our anxious kids what has happened? How do we minimize the impact it has on their already fragile view of life’s dangers? 

We can’t ignore these life events, but we can frame it in a way that minimizes the long-term impact. Here’s how…

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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 Find Alternatives to Even Youtube Kids

Why YouTube is Causing Young Kids to Go into Therapy and Why Parents Need to Find Alternatives to Even Youtube Kids

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

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 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 […]

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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

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 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 […]

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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

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 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 […]

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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.

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 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 […]

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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!

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 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 […]

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

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

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 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. […]

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