PSP 104: How to tell the Difference Between Anxiety and OCD

PSP 104: How to tell the Difference Between Anxiety and OCD

Even though anxiety and OCD often go hand in hand, OCD is often missed. So how can you tell the difference between anxiety and OCD? In this week’s episode I dive into the difference and explore why it is so important to figure out.

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PSP 103: Learning How to Play Detective When Raising Kids with Anxiety or OCD

PSP 103: Learning How to Play Detective When Raising Kids with Anxiety or OCD

Raising a child with anxiety or OCD takes a completely different set of parenting skills. Helping kids work through their issues doesn’t have a begin, middle and end. It is a way of life. A way of looking at life.

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PSP 102: Tired of Feeling Alone in Your Child’s Battle with Anxiety or OCD?

PSP 102: Tired of Feeling Alone in Your Child’s Battle with Anxiety or OCD?

If you are parenting a child with anxiety or OCD you might feel alone, misunderstood and even possibly judged. Helping your child battle anxiety or OCD can be so hard on many fronts.

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PSP 101: How to Advocate for Your Child in School | 504 Plan for Anxiety & OCD

PSP 101: How to Advocate for Your Child in School | 504 Plan for Anxiety & OCD

Anxiety and OCD can bully their way into our children’s education. It can create anxiety when it comes to going to school, it can create anxiety at school and it can be a minefield of triggers for a child with OCD. So where do you even start advocating for your child. And how do you know when it is time to get a 504 plan for anxiety or OCD?

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PSP 100: Is a Medical Condition Causing My Child’s Anxiety or OCD?!

PSP 100: Is a Medical Condition Causing My Child’s Anxiety or OCD?!

You hear about these stories all the time. My son was fine until he woke up one day with OCD. Or – after an infection my child developed debilitating anxiety. There has been growing buzz around what may be causing anxiety or OCD.

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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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PSP 099: Helping Kids with Harm OCD an Interview with Jon Hershfield

PSP 099: Helping Kids with Harm OCD an Interview with Jon Hershfield

Many parents don’t understand Harm OCD. It goes unnoticed, undetected and misinterpreted. Harm OCD makes kids worry they might hurt someone else. They might get them sick. They might accidentally harm them. They might do something to cause a catastrophe. You might have a child who is afraid to touch their nose or their private parts in fear they will contaminate someone else. You might see them washing their hands over and and over and assume that they are afraid of getting sick – when in reality they are afraid of getting other people sick.

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 106 Kids Edition: Helping Kids with the Fear of Dying

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 106 Kids Edition: Helping Kids with the Fear of Dying

One of the most common anxiety themes is the fear of dying. It can make kids lose sleep. It can make kids avoid life. It has the power to immobilize a child and give them a life of avoidance.

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 105 Kids Edition: Teaching Kids How to Deal with People who Don’t Get OCD

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 105 Kids Edition: Teaching Kids How to Deal with People who Don’t Get OCD

It seems like wherever you go people are making comments or jokes about OCD. People who don’t get OCD make comments like…

I am SO OCD
I had an OCD moment
I am a bit OCD about that

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PSP 096: Raising Kids with Anxiety or OCD? Don’t Care What Others Think!

PSP 096: Raising Kids with Anxiety or OCD? Don’t Care What Others Think!

Parenting kids with anxiety or OCD is hard enough but add all the “well intentioned” comments and thinly veiled judgments and it can be overwhelming. Learn how to not care what others think!

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PSP 095: Teaching Kids Coping Skills with Janine Halloran

PSP 095: Teaching Kids Coping Skills with Janine Halloran

Many of us deal with kids who don’t know how to calm down. Kids who rage over the slightest issue or kids who get paralyzed with fear with any small change.

You may not know how to build your child’s coping mechanisms. Many of us throw platitudes like, “calm down” or “you’re fine.” Unfortunately most of the time that doesn’t cut it. Teaching kids coping skills can be hard, but it is such a crucial thing to teach.

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 102 Kids Edition: Teach Kids to Fight OCD by Bullying it Back

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 102 Kids Edition: Teach Kids to Fight OCD by Bullying it Back

OCD is a complete bully. It tells your kids what to do and how to do it. It makes them worry about things they know will never happen. It hijacks their fears and presents them as real. It is truly a cruel disorder. But there is hope. Kids can learn to fight OCD by bullying it back.

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PSP 092: How to Help Kids with OCD or Anxiety Who aren’t Motivated to Help Themselves

PSP 092: How to Help Kids with OCD or Anxiety Who aren’t Motivated to Help Themselves

You’ve read all the books. You’ve joined all the Facebook groups. You’ve started therapy. Now if your child would just get on board with the whole process – they can really make progress with their issues. But they won’t. They refuse to talk about it. They refuse to fight it. They refuse any and all help. How are you supposed to help kids with OCD or anxiety if they don’t want to help themselves?

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PSP 090: How Do I Help My Anxious Child with Anger Problems

PSP 090: How Do I Help My Anxious Child with Anger Problems

If you have a child with any type of anxiety, you are more likely to have a child with anger problems as well. This makes sense. Anxiety is like a pressure cooker. Stress and worry build up over time and eventually it boils over. And when it does – it isn’t pretty. Many parents I work with ask, How do I help my child with anger problems?

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 95 Kid Edition: How Do I know If I have OCD?

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 95 Kid Edition: How Do I know If I have OCD?

One of the most common questions I get asked is, “How do I know if I have OCD?” This question comes from parents, and it even comes from kids directly.

People don’t get OCD, so there is major confusion when trying to figure out if you have OCD or not. Parents often waste valuable time because they don’t recognize the signs of OCD.

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