Helping Kids with Limiting Beliefs Around Anxiety or OCD

Helping Kids with Limiting Beliefs Around Anxiety or OCD

Helping Kids with Limiting Beliefs Around Anxiety or OCD I can’t do it. I’ll never beat it. It will always be like this! Those types of limiting beliefs are not only hard to hear, but they can become a self fulfilling prophecy. In this week’s Youtube video for kids and teens I talk about limiting beliefs and how kids can take small steps to slowly […]

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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 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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How Independence Can Help Kids Crush Anxiety

How Independence Can Help Kids Crush Anxiety

How Independence Can Help Kids Crush Anxiety Often our kids depend on others to reduce their anxiety, especially family members. Can you go with me? Can you stay with me? Can you tell me I am okay? Although this can help in the short run, this dependence can disempower kids to help themselves in the long run.  In this week’s Youtube video I talk to […]

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What Anxiety or OCD Stories Does Your Child Believe?

What Anxiety or OCD Stories Does Your Child Believe?

What Anxiety or OCD Stories Does Your Child Believe? Anxiety and OCD like to tell our kids stories. Stories like… You can’t sleep in the dark You can’t eat that You can’t be in crowds You can’t do that alone You can’t touch that You can’t think that You can’t survive that When our kids embrace these stories and take them at face value they […]

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Helping Your Child Celebrate Small Wins around Anxiety or OCD

Helping Your Child Celebrate Small Wins around Anxiety or OCD

Helping Your Child Celebrate Small Wins around Anxiety or OCD Mindset is half the battle when it comes to anxiety or OCD. But how do we teach that to our kids and teens? How they view their wins is key to their long-term success. Do they acknowledge when they’ve overcome a fear or challenge? Do they recognize how far they’ve come, even if they have […]

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Don’t Let Anxiety or OCD Rob Your Kids of Self Love

Don’t Let Anxiety or OCD Rob Your Kids of Self Love

Don’t Let Anxiety or OCD Rob Your Kids of Self Love Anxiety and OCD already rob our kids of so much, so it hurts when it takes a hit at their self love as well. Anxiety and OCD can feel stigmatizing and embarrassing. It can bombard a child with feelings of unworthiness and hopelessness. In this week’s Youtube video I talk to kids and teens […]

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PSP 233: When to Push and When Not to Push Our Kids with Anxiety or OCD?

PSP 233: When to Push and When Not to Push Our Kids with Anxiety or OCD?

When to Push and When Not to Push Our Kids with Anxiety or OCD? Raising a child with anxiety or OCD is a balancing act. We have to learn when to push and when to not push our kids with anxiety or OCD. We want to empower them without overwhelming them. We want to validate their fears without always accommodating them. But how can you […]

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PSP 231: Helping Our Kids with Anxiety or OCD by Leaning into Acceptance

PSP 231: Helping Our Kids with Anxiety or OCD by Leaning into Acceptance

Helping Our Kids with Anxiety or OCD by Leaning into Acceptance It is hard to accept that our child has anxiety or OCD. It is even harder to accept the pain, discomfort, and struggle they have to go through each day. But often we spend so much energy trying to swim upstream we get lost in the struggle.  In this week’s episode of the AT […]

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PSP 230: How to Help Kids Who are Scared of Needles and Shots

PSP 230: How to Help Kids Who are Scared of Needles and Shots

How to Help Kids Who Are Scared of Needles and Shots Most people aren’t thrilled to get a shot or get poked by a needle, but some of our kids are deathly afraid. This fear can cause severe panic when going to the doctor, the dentist or worse the lab or hospital!   In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast, I invited a co-host who […]

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Helping Kids When Anxiety Makes Them Feel They have to Always be Productive

Helping Kids When Anxiety Makes Them Feel They have to Always be Productive

Helping Kids When Anxiety Makes Them Feel They have to Always be Productive Anxiety can often show up in two very different ways. One is through avoidance. When a person is anxious they might avoid doing difficult things in order to avoid discomfort. I did a whole video on anxiety and procrastination here.  The other coping mechanism is to do, do, do! Anxiety will tell […]

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What Story is Your Child Telling Themselves About Their Anxiety or OCD?

What Story is Your Child Telling Themselves About Their Anxiety or OCD?

What Story is Your Child Telling Themselves About Their Anxiety or OCD? When we have anxiety or OCD, we tell ourselves a story. What story is your child or teen telling themselves? Is it a story where they are the victim, constantly being beaten down by a beast they cannot control? Is it a story of blame, blaming people and places around them? Are they […]

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PSP 227: Why We Can’t Make Our Child’s Anxiety or OCD Go Away 

PSP 227: Why We Can’t Make Our Child’s Anxiety or OCD Go Away 

Why We Can’t Make Our Child’s Anxiety or OCD Go Away  None of us like to see our kids suffer. That’s why it’s so hard to see our kids struggle with anxiety or OCD. It can consume their life and ours and that’s heartbreaking.  But no matter how badly we would like to take their anxiety or OCD away from them, we just don’t have […]

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PSP 224: How to Handle When You and Your Child Both have Anxiety or OCD

PSP 224: How to Handle When You and Your Child Both have Anxiety or OCD

How to Handle When You and Your Child Both have Anxiety or OCD Anxiety and OCD are both highly genetic, so it’s not surprising that many parents find themselves raising kids with similar issues. Often though, many of us back burner our own help to focus on our children’s needs. But what if focusing on your needs also helps your child’s struggles? In this episode […]

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Does Your Child think Anxiety or OCD is Keeping Them Safe?

Does Your Child think Anxiety or OCD is Keeping Them Safe?

Does Your Child think Anxiety or OCD is Keeping Them Safe? Often kids who are resistant to help will tell me their anxiety or OCD is keeping them “safe.”  I have plans, just in case… I am more cautious and it has kept me safe… I play out scenarios so I’m prepared… Although we all should have a healthy relationship with fear and intuition, anxiety […]

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