PSP 131: Sensorimotor OCD | When Kids Get too Focused on Breathing, Blinking, Swallowing and Peeing

PSP 131: Sensorimotor OCD | When Kids Get too Focused on Breathing, Blinking, Swallowing and Peeing

We all do many things without a conscious thought. Our heart beats. Our food is digested. Our breath goes in and then goes out. Our eyes lids go up and then they go down. Our bladder constantly fills. But what happens when your attention constantly goes to these automatic behaviors? Welcome to the torturous world of Sensorimotor OCD.

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Free PDF: 15 of Some of the Most Common Reasons Why Kids are Scared to Sleep

Free PDF: 15 of Some of the Most Common Reasons Why Kids are Scared to Sleep

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 Do you wonder why your child is having a hard time sleeping? Believe it or not, it can be for many reasons. It is important to understand why your child can’t […]

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Helping a Socially Anxious or Shy Kid Make New Friends

Helping a Socially Anxious or Shy Kid Make New Friends

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 a Socially Anxious or Shy Kid Make New Friends I sat there quietly. Maybe it looked like I was sad, angry or annoyed. Regardless of how I looked, it definitely […]

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PSP 130: Why Our Child’s Anxiety, OCD or Behaviors are Worse for Us

PSP 130: Why Our Child’s Anxiety, OCD or Behaviors are Worse for Us

In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast episode, I talk about why many of our kids with anxiety or OCD have the hardest time when they are us. And why it often has nothing to do with the parenting.

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Helping Kids Who Worry About What Other People Think

Helping Kids Who Worry About What Other People Think

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 Who Worry About What Other People Think Are they staring at me? Are they texting back and forth…about me. Did I just see that kid whisper while looking at […]

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Helping Kids Who are Nervous to Go Back to School

Helping Kids Who are Nervous to Go Back to School

For some kids there is a growing feeling of dread and doom as the first day of school looms closer. Is your child nervous to go back to school? They are not alone.

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PSP 128: Learn How Hormones Can Play a Role in Parental Anxiety

PSP 128: Learn How Hormones Can Play a Role in Parental Anxiety

Do you suffer from some parental anxiety? Have you gotten more anxious as you’ve gotten older? Do you attribute it to the chaos and stress you experience raising kids with anxiety or OCD? Well, you might be missing one key culprit…hormones!

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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 126: Child Anxiety from a Father’s Perspective

PSP 126: Child Anxiety from a Father’s Perspective

We all see anxiety differently. We bring our own baggage, or own history and our own issues along for the ride. Often moms and dads see anxiety differently. Sometimes it can be the source of disagreements and hurt feelings. And sometimes it can open our eyes to a new way of looking at things. How often do we view child anxiety from a father’s perspective?

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PSP 125: Don’t Treat Your Child’s Sensory Related Anxiety the Same as their Other Anxiety Issues

PSP 125: Don’t Treat Your Child’s Sensory Related Anxiety the Same as their Other Anxiety Issues

Bumpy socks, lumpy food, loud noises, large crowds, startling automatic toilet flushers… are just a few things that can completely overwhelm some of our anxious kids. But don’t make the mistake of putting them in the same category with all your child’s other anxiety issues.

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PSP 124: How Your Childhood Influences How You Parent an Anxious Child

PSP 124: How Your Childhood Influences How You Parent an Anxious Child

You are learning how to be a parent from a very young age, even from toddlerhood. Seriously! Everything you see, every interaction you have, will impact how you parent your own children. This can be inspiring or daunting depending on what type of childhood you had. But regardless of whether it was good, bad or in between you get to decide how your childhood influences your parenting. This is especially true when you parent an anxious child.

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PSP 122: How to Handle Sibling Fighting

PSP 122: How to Handle Sibling Fighting

The bickering, the fighting, the taunting and teasing. It is enough to drive a parent to the brink of insanity. Seriously! So how you are supposed to handle sibling fighting? Is there some magic fairy dust to make it all go away?

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PSP 121: Handling Oppositional Behavior in a Child with OCD or Anxiety

PSP 121: Handling Oppositional Behavior in a Child with OCD or Anxiety

They dig their heels in. They refuse to go. They refuse to eat. They refuse to move. Oppositional behavior in a child with OCD or anxiety can be all consuming.

So, what are you supposed to do?

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PSP 118: What it is Like Growing Up with OCD with John Tessitore

PSP 118: What it is Like Growing Up with OCD with John Tessitore

Have you ever wondered what your child with OCD is going through? What their life is like growing up with OCD?

I had the pleasure of talking to John Tessitore, the founder of the JCK Foundation. He was willing to get raw with me and share some personal details of what life was like growing up with thoughts he hid from the outside world.

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Does Your Sensitive Child Crumble When People Yell or Have a Tone?

Does Your Sensitive Child Crumble When People Yell or Have a Tone?

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 Sensitive Child Crumble When People Yell or Have a Tone? How many times have you heard, “Stop yelling at me!” When you are calmly telling your sensitive child what […]

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