PSP 021: How to Discipline an Anxious Kid and Not Walk on Eggshells!

PSP 021: How to Discipline an Anxious Kid and Not Walk on Eggshells!

You tell your child to pick up their clothes and they crumble to the ground. “Why are you shouting at me!” They exclaim. Seriously? You just asked them to pick up their clothes. It seems like you can’t even redirect your anxious kid without them imploding. So what are you supposed to do? Not discipline? Walk on eggshells? Is that helpful or hurtful to them long-term? 

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PSP 020: Parenting Children with OCD | Doing the Opposite of What Feels Right

PSP 020: Parenting Children with OCD | Doing the Opposite of What Feels Right

Your child is begging you for reassurance. This is the tenth time in less than fifteen minutes. Do you give it to them again? And again? When does it end? Are you helping them when you get sucked into their OCD compulsions? No one ever tells you how to parent children with OCD!

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PSP 019: Social Anxiety in Children | A Window into the Mind of a Socially Anxious Kid.

PSP 019: Social Anxiety in Children | A Window into the Mind of a Socially Anxious Kid.

Your child gets embarrassed when you breathe wrong. They refuse to talk to strangers and they fixate on what other people think of them. Social anxiety can debilitate kids and confuse parents. This was me as a child. Let me give you a window into the mind of a socially anxious child. At times, it isn’t pretty.

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PSP 018: Beyond Picky Eating: When Anxiety and OCD Leads to Selective Eating Disorder

PSP 018: Beyond Picky Eating: When Anxiety and OCD Leads to Selective Eating Disorder

Kids are picky eaters, but some kids take picky eating to a new level. Has your child moved beyond picky and into the realm of a Selective Eating Disorder? Kids with anxiety, OCD or sensitivities will often have major issues with food. Learn the most common causes for extreme picky eating and what approaches you can take to help your child.

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PSP 017: Separation Anxiety in Older Kids: It is More Common than You May Think!

PSP 017: Separation Anxiety in Older Kids: It is More Common than You May Think!

Separation anxiety doesn’t just impact young children, many anxious children of all ages have separation anxiety. Learn how to parent children with separation anxiety and what approaches work best.

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PSP 016: Fear of Pooping and Toilet Phobia. Yeah, It’s a Thing.

PSP 016: Fear of Pooping and Toilet Phobia. Yeah, It’s a Thing.

Many children with anxiety have issues that lead to a toilet phobia. This is not just a toddler issue! Learn the common issues and how to help!

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PSP 015: The Link Between Sensory Processing and Child Anxiety

PSP 015: The Link Between Sensory Processing and Child Anxiety

In this episode I talk about the overlap between sensory processing issues and child anxiety. Many anxious children also have sensory issues as well.

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PSP 014: Child Anxiety and Stomach Issues: How Anxious Kids Get Physically Sick

PSP 014: Child Anxiety and Stomach Issues: How Anxious Kids Get Physically Sick

In this episode we talk about how child anxiety can cause stomach issues and other physical ailments.

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PSP 013: Parenting Your Child Through a Panic Attack

PSP 013: Parenting Your Child Through a Panic Attack

Watching your child go through a panic attack can be overwhelming. In this episode we explore ways to help your child through a panic attack.

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PSP 012: 5 Things Good Parents Do That Actually Hurts Self-Esteem

PSP 012: 5 Things Good Parents Do That Actually Hurts Self-Esteem

In this episode of the AT Parenting Survival Podcast we talk about the many “good” things we do as parents that can actually hurt a child’s self-confidence and self-esteem. Here are five of them and what to do instead!

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PSP 011: 4 Things Parents Get Wrong About Childhood OCD

PSP 011: 4 Things Parents Get Wrong About Childhood OCD

In this episode I talk about the 4 things parents often get wrong about childhood OCD. I talk about child OCD myths and misperceptions.

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PSP 010: Parenting and Sleep Problems | Addressing bedtime fears

PSP 010: Parenting and Sleep Problems | Addressing bedtime fears

One of the biggest parenting issues I see in my therapy practice is sleep problems. Children are often afraid at bedtime. Learn what works and what doesn’t!

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PSP 009: Parenting with Anxiety | How to Keep Your Own Anxiety Out of Your Parenting

PSP 009: Parenting with Anxiety | How to Keep Your Own Anxiety Out of Your Parenting

Do you struggle with your own anxiety? Do you worry you might “give” your child anxiety? Learn some tips to keep your own anxiety out of your parenting! Wouldn’t that be nice?

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PSP 008: 5 Unrealistic Expectations People Place on Kids with ADHD

PSP 008: 5 Unrealistic Expectations People Place on Kids with ADHD

In this episode I will discuss 5 unrealistic expectations parents, teachers and well-intentioned friends and family place on kids with ADHD.

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PSP 007: Child Anxiety and School Refusal | Parenting an Anxious Child Who Refuses to Go to School

PSP 007: Child Anxiety and School Refusal | Parenting an Anxious Child Who Refuses to Go to School

Does your anxious child refuse to go to school? School refusal can be overwhelming. Learn what to do and how to help in this episode of AT Parenting Survival Podcast.

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