PSP 248: Handling Parental Burnout Around Anxiety or OCD

PSP 248: Handling Parental Burnout Around Anxiety or OCD

Handling Parental Burnout Around Anxiety or OCD  Parental burnout can take any one of us to our knees. When we are riding on fumes we aren’t good for anyone, including our kids.  In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast, I talk about things that cause parental burnout and what we can do to dig our way out of the hole.  To take a deeper dive […]

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PSP 247: When OCD is Misdiagnosed as Learning Issues

PSP 247: When OCD is Misdiagnosed as Learning Issues

When OCD is Misdiagnosed as Learning Issues OCD doesn’t just stay in our home, it likes to wreak havoc in all areas of life, including at school.  OCD intrusive thoughts and compulsions can make a child look like they: Struggle to read Struggle to write Struggle to do math equations  Struggle to complete assignments Struggle with comprehension Struggle with focus Struggle with expression Struggle with […]

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PSP 246: Letting Go of How Life Should Be

PSP 246: Letting Go of How Life Should Be

Letting Go of How Life Should Be We have expectations about how our children’s lives should be. We have expectations about how our family should be. This can be reinforced by friends, family or even the school system. So what happens when all those expectations fall short? What happens when we look at our reality and it doesn’t match up? Parenting is messy and we […]

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PSP 245: Issues that Like to Partner with Anxiety or OCD

PSP 245: Issues that Like to Partner with Anxiety or OCD

Issues that Like to Partner with Anxiety or OCD Anxiety and OCD don’t live in an isolated bubble. I wish they did! But unfortunately they often like to hang out with several other issues. The tricky part is knowing how to handle those issues differently, because they require us to do so. In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast, I talk about five common issues […]

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PSP 244: How to Help Our Kids Handle Intrusive Thoughts

PSP 244: How to Help Our Kids Handle Intrusive Thoughts

How to Help Our Kids Handle Intrusive Thoughts It is hard to watch your child being bombarded with intrusive thoughts day and night. No parent wants to see their child suffer, but how are they supposed to help their kids? Unfortunately when it comes to OCD, the answer is often counterintuitive.  In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast I explore the nature of intrusive thoughts […]

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PSP 243: Handling Toddler & Preschooler Sleep Issues

PSP 243: Handling Toddler & Preschooler Sleep Issues

Handling Toddler & Preschooler Sleep Issues One of the first signs of anxiety in young children is sleep disturbance! Sleep disturbance can have a ripple effect throughout a child’s day. It can make them more cranky, anxious and irritable. It can make us, as parents, exhausted and impatient. That’s why I thought it would be helpful if I brought Allison, a sleep and wellness coach, […]

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PSP 242: Ugly Parenting Moments and How to Repair Them

PSP 242: Ugly Parenting Moments and How to Repair Them

Ugly Parenting Moments and How to Repair Them We all have our ugly moments as parents. We all show up in ways we don’t want to show up for our kids with anxiety or OCD.  But what do we do after those ugly moments are over? In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast I explore what triggers ugly parenting moments and how we can repair […]

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PSP 241: Calling out Anxiety or OCD When a Child is Angry

PSP 241: Calling out Anxiety or OCD When a Child is Angry

Calling out Anxiety or OCD When a Child is Angry We talk about helping our kids realize when it is their anxiety or OCD ruling their behavior. But what happens when we get a loud bark when we do it? Is it a bad sign if our child gets angry? Should we stop? In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast, I talk about when and […]

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PSP 240: Do You Take Your Child’s Behavior Personally?

PSP 240: Do You Take Your Child’s Behavior Personally?

Do You Take Your Child’s Behavior Personally? When your child acts up do you take it personally? Do you have a knee jerk response that is filled with hurt, anger or frustration? Join the club! We all do at times. In this episode of the AT Parenting Survival Podcast, I am going to walk you through the most common reasons why this happens, how it […]

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PSP 239: Accommodation vs Validation in Kids with Anxiety or OCD

PSP 239: Accommodation vs Validation in Kids with Anxiety or OCD

Accommodation vs Validation in Kids with Anxiety or OCD Even though we don’t want to accommodate our child’s anxiety or OCD, it doesn’t mean that we can’t support or reassure our kids. Yes, I said reassure our kids. It’s how we reassure our kids that matters. Do we reassure their anxiety or OCD, or do we reassure them.  It is important to validate our children’s […]

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PSP 238: Anxiety & OCD Struggles Around the Holidays

PSP 238: Anxiety & OCD Struggles Around the Holidays

Anxiety & OCD Struggles Around the Holidays Even though the holidays are exciting, they can bring with it some struggles for our kids with anxiety or OCD. Often these issues are unrelated to their anxiety or OCD themes. The holidays bring with it downtime, gatherings, new foods, busy schedules and high expectations for fun. All of which can cause our kids stress and anxiety. In […]

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PSP 237: Raising Multiple Kids with Anxiety or OCD

PSP 237: Raising Multiple Kids with Anxiety or OCD

Raising Multiple Kids with Anxiety or OCD It’s hard enough having one child with anxiety or OCD, but what if you have more than one? What if even your partner or you also struggle?  It can be daunting to realize you have a packed house full of anxiety or OCD. Trust me, I get it! But even though we can’t control if this happens, we […]

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PSP 236: Do You Blame Yourself for Your Child’s Anxiety or OCD?

PSP 236: Do You Blame Yourself for Your Child’s Anxiety or OCD?

Do You Blame Yourself for Your Child’s Anxiety or OCD? It’s hard not to focus on what we have done or haven’t done to help our child’s anxiety or OCD. It is a slippery slope and many of us fall into the black abyss of self-blame. In this episode of the AT Parenting Survival Podcast, I talk about why parents shouldn’t blame themselves for their […]

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PSP 235: What to Do When Your Partner Triggers your Child’s Anxiety or OCD

PSP 235: What to Do When Your Partner Triggers your Child’s Anxiety or OCD

What to Do When Your Partner Triggers your Child’s Anxiety or OCD It can be overwhelming when your partner triggers your child’s anxiety or OCD. In the latest episode of the AT Parenting Survival Podcast I talk about how our partner’s can trigger our kids, why that sometimes happens and most importantly…what to do about it!   Click here to listen:  Subscribe and Listen Later:

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PSP 234: Why Consequences Don’t Work on Anxiety or OCD

PSP 234: Why Consequences Don’t Work on Anxiety or OCD

Why Consequences Don’t Work on Anxiety or OCD Raising a child with anxiety or OCD is hard enough, but when you disagree with family members on how to approach it, the boat gets even rockier! In my practice I often watched as family members bickered over whether they should consequence behavior that was anxiety or OCD related.  I would hear things like: You coddle him […]

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