PSP 111: Want Your Kids to Talk to You? Why Your Reaction Matters.

PSP 111: Want Your Kids to Talk to You? Why Your Reaction Matters.

He just won’t talk to me!” I often hear. Or “I try to ask her questions, but she just gives me one word responses.” So how do you get your kids to talk to you?

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PSP 110: Helping a Child with Anxiety and ADHD with Angela Pruess

PSP 110: Helping a Child with Anxiety and ADHD with Angela Pruess

Having a child with anxiety can be rough, but having a child with anxiety and ADHD can be complete parental overload!

Both anxiety and ADHD have their own challenges – and together they can be a force to be reckoned with.

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 115 Kids Edition: When Anxiety Impacts Your Social Skills

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 115 Kids Edition: When Anxiety Impacts Your Social Skills

Anxiety can wreak havoc over so many aspects of our children’s life. One area that sometimes gets overlooked is how anxiety impacts our children’s social skills.

Anxiety makes kids over analyze and doubt everything – including their social interactions!

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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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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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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 112 Kids Edition: Does Your Child Get Stuck Comparing Themselves to Everyone Else?

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 112 Kids Edition: Does Your Child Get Stuck Comparing Themselves to Everyone Else?

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 Child Get Stuck Comparing Themselves to Everyone Else? Do you hear your kids saying things like, “I am not as good as him!” Or “Well, she’s better than me.” […]

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 112 Kids Edition: Helping Kids Develop Self-Love

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 112 Kids Edition: Helping Kids Develop Self-Love

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 Develop Self-Love Why is it so easy for us to beat ourselves up, but so hard for us to build ourselves up? Why do kids stumble and stammer when […]

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PSP 105: How to Help Kids with Sensory Issues with Cameron Kleimo

PSP 105: How to Help Kids with Sensory Issues with Cameron Kleimo

It is not a coincidence that many kids with anxiety and OCD have sensory issues as well. Sensory struggles often go hand in hand with anxiety and OCD. Many of us have kids who can’t stand tags, have tantrums over socks and go running in the opposite direction to loud noises.

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 111 Kids Edition: Helping Sensitive Kids Let Go of Grudges

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 111 Kids Edition: Helping Sensitive Kids Let Go of Grudges

Having anxiety can often make us super sensitive. We feel deeper. We love deeper. And we hurt deeper. True story. So when people wrong us, it is hard to let go of the grudges that quickly grow when we’ve been hurt.

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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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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 109 Kids Edition: Helping Kids Who Want to Be Homeschooled due to Anxiety

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 109 Kids Edition: Helping Kids Who Want to Be Homeschooled due to Anxiety

There is one thing I consistently hear about in my therapy practice. Homeschooling. Not in a warm fuzzy way. But in a desperate, this needs to happen sort of way. It is very common for many kids to demand to be homeschooled due to anxiety.

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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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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 108 Kids Edition: Teaching Kids How to Deal with the Fear of the Dark

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 108 Kids Edition: Teaching Kids How to Deal with the Fear of the Dark

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 Teaching Kids How to Deal with the Fear of the Dark Many anxious kids (and non-anxious kids) fear the dark. For some this can be a mild fear, while for others […]

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