PSP 367: If Your Child’s Anxiety or OCD Returns are You Starting Over?

PSP 367: If Your Child’s Anxiety or OCD Returns are You Starting Over?

There is nothing worse than seeing the first signs of anxiety or OCD return. It is a stomach dropping kind of feeling. It can bring all those old emotions flooding to the surface.

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PSP 365: Why Does My Child’s Anxiety or OCD Show Up More For ME?!

PSP 365: Why Does My Child’s Anxiety or OCD Show Up More For ME?!

One of the biggest questions I get from parents is, “Why does my child’s anxiety or OCD show up more for me?” It can be a source of contention when one parent sees all the struggles and the other parent sees nothing.

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PSP 364: How Our Parenting Styles Impact the Anxiety & OCD Journey

PSP 364: How Our Parenting Styles Impact the Anxiety & OCD Journey

Our parenting style directly impacts how we approach our child’s anxiety or OCD. How do you feel about setting boundaries? What emotions do you feel when your child is in distress? How do you feel when you pull back your accommodations around anxiety or OCD?

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PSP 363: The Importance of Finding the Right Therapy for OCD | One Family’s Journey

PSP 363: The Importance of Finding the Right Therapy for OCD | One Family’s Journey

The wrong therapist can wreak havoc on a children’s OCD. That is why it is so important for parents to understand what are evidenced-based approaches specifically for OCD. It is also key to have the skills to decipher a qualified therapist from a non-qualified therapist. 

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PSP 362: The Use of Storytelling in Anxiety and OCD

PSP 362: The Use of Storytelling in Anxiety and OCD

It can be hard to help kids navigate anxiety and OCD. Sometimes adding some creative ways to help validate, normalize and build skills to handle anxiety or OCD can be gold! One of my favorite ways to do that is through storytelling.

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PSP 361: A Parenting Journey Raising a Child with Emetophobia 

PSP 361: A Parenting Journey Raising a Child with Emetophobia 

Raising a child with Emetophobia, the fear of throw up, can be an isolating experience. It brings with it all sorts of fears. What if they can’t overcome their struggles? What if they can’t go to school? What if they stop eating entirely?

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PSP 360: Managing Our Anxiety When Our Child is Panicking

PSP 360: Managing Our Anxiety When Our Child is Panicking

Your child is paralyzed with fear. They are nauseous. They are faint. They are immobilized. It is hard to watch as a parent. For many of us it can trigger our own panicky response.

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PSP 359: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Children | Dr. Tamar Black

PSP 359: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Children | Dr. Tamar Black

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy has been a helpful therapy modality for many people with anxiety and OCD. Often parents wonder how this therapy can be adapted to help children.

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PSP 358: Psychologist Lori Long Talks About Life with Social Anxiety

PSP 358: Psychologist Lori Long Talks About Life with Social Anxiety

One of the hardest parts about social anxiety is the feeling you are the only one with these struggles. It actually feeds into the disorder quite well. It is a story that many of us with social anxiety tell ourselves.

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PSP 357: How to Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem with Jesse LeBeau

PSP 357: How to Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem with Jesse LeBeau

Self-esteem and self-confidence can play a big role in our child’s journey with anxiety and OCD. When our anxious kids struggle they can feel overwhelmed with emotions of shame and isolation. They might beat themselves up for being different or for having difficulties.

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PSP 356: Are You a Punching Bag for Your Child’s Anxiety and OCD Overwhelm?

PSP 356: Are You a Punching Bag for Your Child’s Anxiety and OCD Overwhelm?

As parents we are often in the line of fire when it comes to our child’s overwhelm. When dealing with anxiety or OCD we can feel like we are our child’s punching bag. The truth is, physiologically our kids are often looking for a push-pull conversation. It is easier to see you as enemy #1 rather than facing anxiety and OCD head on.

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PSP 355: Handling Parenting Moments When You Lose It!

PSP 355: Handling Parenting Moments When You Lose It!

We all lose it at one time or another. Parents are human. You are human. We inevitably will lose our cool and say or do things that we regret. But those parenting moments hold untapped clues to what is overwhelming us. Those moments hold wisdom, if we are able to move past the shame to see the insight underneath.

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PSP 354: A New Way to Help Your Child with OCD at Home

PSP 354: A New Way to Help Your Child with OCD at Home

As parents we are often desperate to provide our children with tools to help their OCD. We might scour the internet trying to find an OCD specialist; not an easy feat. Or if we are lucky enough to have found an OCD specialist, we might want to know what we can do at home to fill in the gaps.

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PSP 353: Social Anxiety and Bullying

PSP 353: Social Anxiety and Bullying

There is a strong relationship between social anxiety and bullying. Research has shown that a clinically significant amount of people with social anxiety have experienced bullying. Often children have a genetic predisposition to anxiety, but environmental stressors, like bullying, blossom that genetic seed.

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PSP 352: Helping Kids Who Are Worried About Growing Up

PSP 352: Helping Kids Who Are Worried About Growing Up

It is common for some kids to worry about growing up. There are many unknowns that can feel overwhelming. But for some kids this fear is all consuming. For these kids their worries about growing up turn into a daily effort to prevent the inevitable from happening.

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