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!

Learn why consequences do not work on kids with anxiety or OCD and what to do instead.

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 too much

You just need to discipline her more

You can’t let them get away with that

In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast, I explain why consequences simply do not work on anxiety or OCD behavior and what to do instead.

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