AT Parenting Survival for All Ages is a site dedicated to helping parents survive and navigate through the minefield of raising kids with anxiety and OCD.

Created by Child Therapist, Natasha Daniels, AT offers articles, podcast episodes and YouTube videos to support, guide and entertain you. You will find professional advice written in a down to earth, non-judgmental tone.

Follow my work and subscribe to my podcast, my Youtube Channel. Join me in my Private Facebook Group for parents raising kids with anxiety and OCD.

You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers! Click a topic below and dig in!




Have a particular concern? No worries, go to the search button at the bottom of the page and dig a bit further. We’ve got articles on tons of topics!

Didn’t find what you are looking for? Contact us and let us know what you would like to see! We respond to every comment and often get article ideas from your suggestions!

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Dive into the YouTube series Ask the Child Therapist where your questions about anxiety and OCD are answered. Also, check out Ask the Child Therapist, Kids Edition, where I make videos directly for kids with anxiety and OCD to not only survive, but to thrive!

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Looking for additional resources?

Parenting Kids with OCD Online Class

Teach Your Kids to Crush Anxiety E-Course

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Ultimate List of Products to Help Child Anxiety

The Face Behind AT Parenting Survival for All Ages:

img_3214My name is Natasha Daniels and I am a Child Therapist and a mother to three vibrant, challenging and insightful children who keep me on my toes!

I have spent the last thirteen years working with children and families in my private practice Hill Child Counseling.

Sometimes kids can feel like a different species and I hope to help unlock the mystery of how to keep your kids smiling, laughing and enjoying the moment one day at a time.

Kids are my passion – especially kids with anxiety and OCD. Anxiety and OCD are rampant in my family, so I get anxiety and OCD on a very personal level. I have dedicated my practice and my writing to help them and their families.

I spend half my week in my practice and the other half of my week soaking up the innocence of my children while enjoying the simpler things in life!

Because I have sooo much time on my hands, I have written two books. How to Parent Your Anxious Toddler and Anxiety Sucks! A Teen Survival Guide are available at all major book stores and on Amazon.

I love teaching and have  created AT Parenting Survival Online Classes. My class How to Teach Your Kids to Crush Anxiety helps parents learn skills to empower their anxious kids and my class Parenting Kids with OCD helps parents learn how to build their child’s skills to crush OCD.

I am a blogger for Huffington Post, PsychCentralScary Mommy and The Mighty. I can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest or making parenting videos for and

I am an active member of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and have attended both their advanced OCD General training and their Pediatric OCD training through the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI). 

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16 responses to “Start Here”

  1. Joy Morales says:

    Hello! Visiting over from #weekendbloghop 🙂 Love your site – my anxious toddler has turned into a somewhat-less anxious 5 year old….thanks for providing this information to parents in desperate need.

    • Natasha Daniels says:

      Hi Joy! Thanks for visiting 🙂 The nice thing about anxious toddlers is they tend to get less anxious as they get older. Especially if parents work with them to give them the skills they need. I am glad your little one is doing better!!

  2. Stacy Grady says:

    My 9 year old has OCD and anxiety.

  3. Valerie Bonsonto-Schultz says:

    Good morning Do you work with adults as well I have suffered for years I am now 34 and my son 10 I see is also following in my footsteps sadly We both need help. Thank you!

    • Natasha Daniels says:

      Hi Valerie,
      My articles, online anxiety class and book, Anxiety Sucks are directed towards helping kids of all ages, but many parents have written to me and told me it has helped them just as much. All the skills I teach are relatable to anyone of any age with anxiety. I hope you find them helpful!

  4. Kim says:

    Hi Natasha,
    I’m looking for insight on meds, ie sertraline, as it is being strongly recommended for my child. Particularly withdrawl in kids when time to stop/decrease. I can only find horror stories about medicating and meds (Singulair in particular) I believe are what contributed to where we are! Meanwhile I plan to explore your info on this sight, looks like what I need. 🙂

    • Natasha Daniels says:

      Hi Kim, I can’t speak on medication, as I am not a psychiatrist. I do, however feel that medication is needed for some children to make real progress.

  5. Sarah says:

    My 3.5 year old seems to have become an anxious child. She was completely potty trained before she was 3 and used the potty independently well. For the last 5 months she started messing in her pants and it continued to get worse to the point where she holds it as long as she can and then hides to poop her pants and screams, cries, kicks, and wrestles to get away from getting cleaned. We have also noticed her biting her nails and picking scabs. She is a very intelligent child and extremely loving, but she’s hard on herself. She made her baby sister cry, on accident, and she got really sad and said she’s just a bad kid. It broke our hearts! She gets really emotional if the baby cries and starts crying. She’ll tell you she’s crying because she loves her sister. She also doesn’t want to do this she use to love, like gymnastics. Once she moved out of the mommy and me class, we couldn’t get her to do it anymore. What are your suggestions? I need help, I’m lost and don’t know where to begin.

    • Natasha Daniels says:

      I would start working on her anxiety. You can look for an infant-toddler mental health worker in your area or you can get tons of ideas from my book How to Parent Your Anxious Toddler. The earlier you start working on her fears/sensitivities the better she’ll do in the long-term.

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