Ask the Child Therapist Episode 37: Helping Kids Who Have a Fear of Germs

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 37: Helping Kids Who Have a Fear of Germs

Your child is paralyzed. She stares at the bathroom door unable to go through. She grabs the door handle with her shirt, fumbling to get it open. You’ve watched her wash her hands until they are raw. It seems like most questions that come out of her mouth are about germs. What is going on with her? This new fear of germs is taking over her life. How can you help?

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PSP 024: How We Teach Our Kids to Not Trust Their Gut Feeling

PSP 024: How We Teach Our Kids to Not Trust Their Gut Feeling

The hair on the back of her neck is standing up. Her stomach feels weird. She doesn’t like how he is staring at her. She has a weird gut feeling, but she doesn’t know what it is. “Go hug your Uncle Victor,” her mom says. She nervously shakes her head no. “Don’t be rude! Go hug him!” her mom demands.

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 35: Teaching Kids Social Skills | Helping Kids Thrive When They Have No Social Skills.

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 35: Teaching Kids Social Skills | Helping Kids Thrive When They Have No Social Skills.

Your daughter is a leg hugger, a wallflower, a blank staring mute when others are around. You watch as her personality literally melts away from her when she’s in public. Where did your crazy, free spirited child go? And who is this wilting flower that took her place? Your son has no filter. You cringe with anticipation at what he’ll say next. Personal space isn’t something he values – not his, not yours. You can see him rubbing people the wrong way, as he stands there clueless as to why they aren’t laughing back. There is no learning curve. You watch him destroy friendship after friendship. When a child has no social skills it can be painful to watch. Sometimes cringe worthy. Not everyone is born with social skills. It is a skill just like anything else and some kids need some social “tutoring.”

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Do You Want to Know How to Get Your Kids to Stop Lying? Don’t Do These 7 Things!

Do You Want to Know How to Get Your Kids to Stop Lying? Don’t Do These 7 Things!

He stares directly into your eyes and says, “I didn’t do it.” Chocolate smeared all over his face.

She said she just brushed her teeth, but you glare at her as you hold up her dry toothbrush. How can your kids lie directly to your face? Are you raising little sociopaths? Are they doomed to be pathological liars? Most likely not. Kids all have varying degrees of honesty. Some are super honest and others are…well, not so honest. But you can help more than you think.

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5 Things Good Parents Do That Actually Hurts Self-Esteem and Self-Esteem Activities for Kids that Actually Work!

5 Things Good Parents Do That Actually Hurts Self-Esteem and Self-Esteem Activities for Kids that Actually Work!

We all want our kids to be the best version of themselves. Sometimes we want this so badly, we inadvertently create the opposite. Sometimes we need to take a step back and assess our own behavior. Learn what you should do and what you shouldn’t do! Also, explore self esteem activities for kids that actually works!

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 20: Teaching Feelings to Kids Who Struggle to Express Emotions

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 20:  Teaching Feelings to Kids Who Struggle to Express Emotions

Do your kids shutdown when they’re upset? Teaching feelings and emotional intelligence to kids isn’t always a nice thing to do, for some it is a necessity.

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Secret Calculator Photo Vault: Why Every Parent Needs to Know What it is and How To Find It!

Secret Calculator Photo Vault: Why Every Parent Needs to Know What it is and How To Find It!

You think you’ve got it covered. You check your kid’s phone occasionally. You’ve had the “talk” about using technology. You even look at their text messages once in a while. You are good, right? Wrong. Kids are flooding into my office with secrets. Secrets that you don’t know about. Secrets that would give you a mini-heart attack. Secrets you need to know.

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PSP 004: Parenting Kids Who Don’t Talk: A Child Therapist’s Secrets to Get Kids & Teens to Open Up

PSP 004: Parenting Kids Who Don’t Talk: A Child Therapist’s Secrets to Get Kids & Teens to Open Up

In this episode of AT Parenting Survival Podcast we are talking about how to get kids to open up. Kids who don’t talk can be frustrating! If you are parenting a child that won’t open up, try these child therapist trade secrets!

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 16: What to Do When Your Child Can Tell a Lie Too Easily

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 16: What to Do When Your Child Can Tell a Lie Too Easily

I brushed my teeth! I did my homework! I didn’t hit her! Does your child tell a lie too easily? Do lies just pour out of your child’s mouth? It is not uncommon for children to lie to get out of trouble, but some kids get way too comfortable telling lies.

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PSP 002: 5 of The Weirdest Parenting Tips a Child Therapist has to Offer

PSP 002: 5 of The Weirdest Parenting Tips a Child Therapist has to Offer

Tired of discipline that doesn’t work? Tired of behavioral problems? In this episode of PSP, learn 5 of the weirdest, wackiest parenting tips a child therapist has to offer. The best part…they actually work!

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3 Ways to Be a Good Parent and Still Get Things Done!

3 Ways to Be a Good Parent and Still Get Things Done!

As parents, we have a zillion responsibilities. We have to work, cook, clean, pay bills, chauffeur, volunteer, help with homework – and that is just the tip of the iceberg! Add a child into the mix and we are lucky to get anything done. So how are we supposed to be a good parent who get things done, while giving our children the attention they need?

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 8: How Can I Help My Child with Perfectionism?

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 8: How Can I Help My Child with Perfectionism?

In this week’s episode of Ask the Child Therapist, I am answering the question, “How can I help my child with perfectionism?” From perfectionist toddlers to perfectionist teens – children who strive to be perfect are over stressed. Child perfectionism causes tantrums, meltdowns and late nights full of worries. Does your child show signs of perfectionism? Here are some quick tips on how to help.

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25 of the Best Family Christmas Traditions Your Family Will Remember

25 of the Best Family Christmas Traditions Your Family Will Remember

Looking for unique family traditions? Here are the best family Christmas traditions to jump start Christmas! Find family traditions your kids will remember!

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 6: How Do I Keep My Kids Safe? The Best Lifesaving Tips.

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 6: How Do I Keep My Kids Safe? The Best Lifesaving Tips.

We all want to keep out kids safe, but how do you do that effectively. Here are the best tips to follow.

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The Ultimate Children’s Bean Bag Chair for Kids: Brentwood Review and Giveaway

The Ultimate Children’s Bean Bag Chair for Kids: Brentwood Review and Giveaway

Is your child a wiggle worm? We’ve had no luck finding a bean bag chair that was hypoallergenic, comfortable and can stand the test of time, until now. Read my review and enter to win one of your own!

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