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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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 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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PSP 107: The Ugly Feelings Most of Us Secretly Experience as Parents

PSP 107: The Ugly Feelings Most of Us Secretly Experience as Parents

I am not sure when we, collectively as a society, decided that parents aren’t allowed to have ugly feelings.

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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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