PSP 196: How to Help Your Child with Anxiety or OCD Advocate for Themselves

PSP 196: How to Help Your Child with Anxiety or OCD Advocate for Themselves

How to Help Your Child with Anxiety or OCD Advocate for Themselves As much as we want to protect our child from anything and everything, it is important that we teach them how to advocate for themselves. This is especially true when our kids have anxiety or OCD. They need to know how to articulate how they feel and what they need. This is true […]

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How to Stop Catastrophic Thinking in Kids with Anxiety

How to Stop Catastrophic Thinking in Kids with Anxiety

How to Stop Catastrophic Thinking in Kids with Anxiety What if you die while I sleep? What if I throw up at school? What if I trip and everyone laughs at me? What if an asteroid hits the earth? What if I fail this test and grow up to be homeless? Catastrophic thinking takes our kids out of the now and puts them firmly into […]

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Why the World Needs More Anxious Teens

Why the World Needs More Anxious Teens

I know what you are thinking. Seriously, how can anyone wish for that?! Who wants a world full of suffering teens who are ridden with irrational worries? A world where teens are paralyzed with fear and avoidance. But if you know teens with anxiety, you also know a different side of them. Along with a heightened sense of awareness, comes a heightened sense of empathy. […]

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10 Ways to Help Your Anxious Teen

10 Ways to Help Your Anxious Teen

Amanda Patterson, LMHC, CAP from¬†Caring Therapists of Broward joins us to discuss how to help your anxious teen! Anxiety is a normal part of life. Everyone feels anxious or worried at some point in their lives. There is healthy anxiety, the anxiety that pushes teenagers to study for a test a week before the exam. And then there is unhealthy anxiety, the fear that comes […]

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