AT Parenting Survival Podcast: Parenting | Child Anxiety | Motherhood | Kids & Family

By Natasha Daniels: Child Therapist, Child Anxiety and Child OCD Expert and Parenting Coach

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The truth is we are all surviving parenting one day at a time. Whether you are dealing with tantrums, potty training, discipline or child anxiety, parenting can be overwhelming at times! On The AT Parenting Survival Podcast your host Natasha Daniels will ride the Parental roller coaster with you. She will teach you wacky parenting approaches, give you a new perspective on common parenting problems and will re-invigorate your sparkle for parenting.

Episode Date
PSP 110: Helping a Child with Anxiety and ADHD with Angela Pruess
45:13
Having a child with anxiety can be rough, but having a child with anxiety and ADHD can be complete parental overload!   Both anxiety and ADHD have their own challenges – and together they can be a force to be reckoned with.   That is why I have invited the knowledgeable and ever-helpful, Angela Pruess from the site Parents with Confidence: https://parentswithconfidence.com/. Angela and I are almost mirror images of each other. She is a mother to three kids, two of whom have some extra needs (like mine)! She is also a Licensed Family Therapist who gets it on a professional and personal level.   She offered some great insight and tips on how to parent kids who have both of ADHD/ADD and anxiety. *** Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Click below to join us! http://www.atparentingcommunity.com Do you want one-on-one coaching? Visit: https://atparentingcommunity.com/individual-coaching/   Sign up for my weekly email newsletter: https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172   Pre-Order my new Social Skills Workbook for Kids 6-10: http://amzn.to/2GoXdy0   To sign up for my online class on How to Crush Social Anxiety (for Adults & Kids 10 and Up): http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxiety   To sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd   To sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety   Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers   **  
Mar 18, 2019
PSP 109: Understanding What Your Child’s Difficult Behaviors Might be Telling You with Dayna Abraham
30:01
In my home I have become somewhat of a detective. When my kids are angry, impulsive, hostile or defiant – there is also some pretty big anxiety or OCD hiding underneath. I have learned how to decode my child’s difficult behaviors in order to get to the heart of the matter.   I have learned this the hard way.   I have bumped heads. Gotten into power struggles. Stooped to their level.   But I’ve realized time and time again – that approach not only makes me feel bad, it’s simply not effective.   That is why I love what Dayna from Lemon Lime Adventures and Calm the Chaos teaches!   In her framework she teaches how to go beyond the outward behaviors. She talks about how to figure out what your child is communicating. And how to connect, even during those ugliest moments.   Sign up for this free online workshop here: www.Bit.ly/Calmthechaos    She runs a free Calm the Chaos Workshop outlining some of the main points from her program. It is going on just this week. To catch it go here. She only does them a few times a year! I created a Facebook study group to go along with her workshop. Join us here and take part in some our challenges and prizes. https://www.facebook.com/groups/329106417649883/   Also, I invited her onto the podcast to have a chat about these behaviors and to offer us some tips on how to shift our mindset and bring calm to our homes. Wouldn’t that be nice!   *** Sign up for the Calm the Chaos Workshop here: www.Bit.ly/Calmthechaos   Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Click below to join us! http://www.atparentingcommunity.com Do you want one-on-one coaching? Visit: https://atparentingcommunity.com/individual-coaching/   Sign up for my weekly email newsletter: https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172   Pre-Order my new Social Skills Workbook for Kids 6-10: http://amzn.to/2GoXdy0   To sign up for my online class on How to Crush Social Anxiety (for Adults & Kids 10 and Up): http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxiety   To sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd   To sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety   Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers   **    
Mar 12, 2019
PSP 108: What is Momo and How Much Should I Worry About Online Safety?
56:01
It seems like where ever you look, there are new threats and warning about the dangers that lurk in the online world. This week you might be asking yourself, “what is Momo?!”   But in a new world where Youtube has replaced the TV and Snapchat, Instagram and Xbox live have replaced the phone – how are we meant to keep our kids safe?   I have invited my go-to expert on all things kid tech related, Dr. Adam Pletter, to help calm our nerves and give us practical tips and suggestions on where to go from here! *** To learn more about Dr. Adam Pletter and his great resources go to www.iparent101.com To check out his online classes go here (affil link): http://learn.adampletter.com?affcode=98273_llbbwgvw   Want more info on The Calm the Chaos FREE Workshop?  Go to www.bit.ly/Calmthechaos Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Click below to join us! http://www.atparentingcommunity.com Do you want one-on-one coaching? Visit: https://atparentingcommunity.com/individual-coaching/   Sign up for my weekly email newsletter: https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172   Pre-Order my new Social Skills Workbook for Kids 6-10: http://amzn.to/2GoXdy0   To sign up for my online class on How to Crush Social Anxiety (for Adults & Kids 10 and Up): http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxiety   To sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd   To sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers   **  
Mar 03, 2019
PSP 107: The Ugly Feelings Most of Us Secretly Experience as Parents
35:44
I am not sure when we, collectively as a society, decided that parents aren’t allowed to have ugly feelings. You know the feelings I’m talking about.  The guilt. The annoyance. The middle of the night panic.   The darker one’s too….  When you have fleeting feelings of not liking your child. When you have days where you want to get in your car and not come back. As parents we all have feelings we don’t like to talk about, let alone admit.  In this week’s podcast episode, I am airing out those ugly thoughts. Bringing them to the surface. Letting you know, it’s okay and talking about what to do with them. *** Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Click below to join us! http://www.atparentingcommunity.com Do you want one-on-one coaching? Visit: https://atparentingcommunity.com/individual-coaching/   Sign up for my weekly email newsletter: https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172   Pre-Order my new Social Skills Workbook for Kids 6-10: http://amzn.to/2GoXdy0   To sign up for my online class on How to Crush Social Anxiety (for Adults & Kids 10 and Up): http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxiety   To sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd   To sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety   Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers   **  
Feb 26, 2019
PSP 106: The Fear of Throwing Up | Do's & Don't in Parenting
37:29
Believe it or not, the most common anxiety issue I deal with in my therapy practice is the fear of throwing up. The formal name, Emetophobia, quietly paralyzes so many of our kids. The fear of throwing up gets kids sucked into a vicious cycle. I worry I’m going to be sick… And the worry makes me feel sick.  So I worry some more.  How do you help your child get off this hamster wheel of torture? Surprisingly it is the opposite of what most parents think.  In this latest episode of The AT Parenting Survival Podcast I am sharing what to do and what not to do to help your child through Emetophobia. *** Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Click below to join us! http://www.atparentingcommunity.com Do you want one-on-one coaching? Visit: https://atparentingcommunity.com/individual-coaching/   Sign up for my weekly email newsletter: https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172   To sign up for my online class on How to Crush Social Anxiety (for Adults & Kids 10 and Up): http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxiety   To sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd   To sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety   Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers   **  
Feb 19, 2019
PSP 105: How to Help Kids with Sensory Issues with Cameron Kleimo
53:08
It is not a coincidence that many kids with anxiety and OCD have sensory issues as well. Sensory struggles often go hand in hand with anxiety and OCD. Many of us have kids who can’t stand tags, have tantrums over socks and go running in the opposite direction to loud noises. Regardless of whether your child has Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or is just sensitive, there are things we can do to help our children cope with sensory overload. I invited the knowledgeable Cameron Kleimo from SensoryMom.com to teach us how to understand our child’s sensory needs and what to do about it! Also, click here to learn more about the free Sensory Webinar happening this week. Visit Cameron's site www.SensoryMom.com Further reading: Article on vestibular processing Article on how to make a sensory bin  Sensory symptom checklist    Books: When Sophie Gets Angry Listen to My Body    *** Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Click below to join us! http://www.atparentingcommunity.com Sign up for my weekly email newsletter: https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172   To sign up for my online class on How to Crush Social Anxiety (for Adults & Kids 10 and Up): http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxiety   To sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd   To sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers  
Feb 12, 2019
PSP 104: How to tell the Difference Between Anxiety and OCD
29:33
Even though anxiety and OCD often go hand in hand, OCD is often missed. So how can you tell the difference between anxiety and OCD? In this week’s episode I dive into the difference and why it is so important to figure out. *** Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Click below to join us! http://www.atparentingcommunity.com Sign up for my weekly email newsletter: https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172   To sign up for my online class on How to Crush Social Anxiety (for Adults & Kids 10 and Up): http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxiety   To sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd   To sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety   Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers   **  
Feb 05, 2019
PSP 103: Learning to Play Detective When Raising Kids with Anxiety or OCD
32:43
Raising a child with anxiety or OCD takes a completely different set of parenting skills. Helping kids work through their issues doesn’t have a begin, middle and end. It is a way of life. A way of looking at life. A big part of staying on top of any progress you have gained is learning how to play detective. When you are raising kids with anxiety or OCD you need to be proactive, not reactive. This doesn’t mean you have to live a life full of fear or worry. But it does mean you don’t want to bury your head in the sand. In this week’s podcast episode, I talk about what I mean by “playing detective” and what that would look like in your home.   *** Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Click below to join us! http://www.atparentingcommunity.com Sign up for my weekly email newsletter: https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172   To sign up for my online class on How to Crush Social Anxiety (for Adults & Kids 10 and Up): http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxiety   To sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd   To sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety   Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers   **
Jan 28, 2019
PSP 102: Tired of Feeling Alone in Your Child’s Battle with Anxiety or OCD?
38:02
If you are parenting a child with anxiety or OCD you might feel alone, misunderstood and even possibly judged. Helping your child battle anxiety or OCD can be so hard on many fronts.   You might wonder:   How am I supposed to help them in their battle with anxiety or OCD? What can I do when they are panicky? How do I help them through it? You might also wonder:   Why don’t other people deal with this? Why can’t friends and family see their battle with anxiety or OCD the way I do? Why can’t the school help more?   No, I am not a mind reader. But, I live, eat and breathe anxiety and OCD too.   Not only am I a child therapist, but I am a parent too. I live in this world twenty-four hours a day,  seven days a week. It is my world at 3am when my child wakes up from, yet another nightmare. And it is my world when I am in my big girl clothes at my office helping other parents just like you.   I know what works and mostly likely what won’t work. I know how to create a lifestyle where anxiety and OCD are not in charge. I weave it into our daily routine without batting an eye.   We can’t control whether or not our kids have anxiety or OCD, but we can control what we want to do about it.   I want to help others like you, like myself. I have some ideas on how to do that. Listen to this week’s episode and I’ll tell you what I’ve been cooking up…    *** Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Click below to join us! http://www.atparentingcommunity.com Sign up for my weekly email newsletter: https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172   To sign up for my online class on How to Crush Social Anxiety (for Adults & Kids 10 and Up): http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxiety   To sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd   To sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety   Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers    
Jan 22, 2019
PSP 101: How to Advocate for Your Child in School |504 Plan for Anxiety & OCD
31:54
Anxiety and OCD can bully their way into our children’s education. It can create anxiety when it comes to going to school, it can create anxiety at school and it can be a minefield of triggers for a child with OCD. So where do you even start advocating for your child. And how do you know when it is time to get a 504 plan for anxiety or OCD? That can be hard. Especially when many of our kids look on the outside like they are holding it all together? Anxiety and OCD can cause our kids to silently suffer, leaving teachers and school administrators clueless of the storm that is brewing underneath. In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast episode I am talking to Kori from the site Kori at Home. She has had plenty of experience advocating for her children in the school system, and now she is making it part of her mission to share her wisdom with other parents. *** Check out Kori's site www.koriathome.com and her Parent Advocacy Course: https://koriathome.vipmembervault.com/af/6762/15 *** Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Click below to get added to my waitlist and be the first to hear when it opens up: http://www.atparentingcommunity.com Sign up for my weekly email newsletter: https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172   To sign up for my online class on How to Crush Social Anxiety (for Adults & Kids 10 and Up): http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxiety   To sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd   To sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety   Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers    
Jan 14, 2019
PSP 100: Is a Medical Condition Causing My Child’s Anxiety or OCD?!
01:10:34
You hear about these stories all the time. My son was fine until he woke up one day with OCD. Or – after an infection my child developed debilitating anxiety. There has been growing buzz around what may be causing anxiety or OCD. As desperate parents we want answers. Quick answers are even better. If is is a medical problem then we can fix it, right? Then maybe things can all go back to normal? Sadly I have watched two strong camps form. One, who talks in complex medical jargon and offers even more complicated concoctions of treatment and supplements. And the other camp? Parents and mental health professionals who see those medical issues as rare and those parents as alarmists. I don’t see this issue from either perspective. In fact, I think it does not behoove us to have camps at all. In the latest episode of The AT Parenting Survival Podcast I talk about my views on this ever-growing debate and talk about my own personal journey with my three kids.  *** Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Click below to get added to my waitlist and be the first to hear when it opens up: http://www.atparentingcommunity.com Sign up for my weekly email newsletter: https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172   To sign up for my online class on How to Crush Social Anxiety (for Adults & Kids 10 and Up): http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxiety   To sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd   To sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety   Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers   **  
Jan 08, 2019
PSP 099: Helping Kids with Harm OCD an Interview with Jon Hershfield
39:08
Many parents don’t understand Harm OCD. It goes unnoticed, undetected and misinterpreted. Harm OCD makes kids worry they might hurt someone else. They might get them sick. They might accidentally harm them. They might do something to cause a catastrophe. You might have a child who is afraid to touch their nose or their private parts in fear they will contaminate someone else.  You might see them washing their hands over and and over and assume that they are afraid of getting sick – when in reality they are afraid of getting other people sick.  Many kids with Moral OCD often have themes of Harm OCD. Today I am talking to the expert on Harm OCD, Jon Hershfield. He is the author of the newly released book Overcoming Harm OCD as well as When a Family Member has OCD and Everyday Mindfulness for OCD. *** Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Click below to get added to my waitlist and be the first to hear when it opens up: http://www.atparentingcommunity.com Sign up for my weekly email newsletter: https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172   To sign up for my online class on How to Crush Social Anxiety (for Adults & Kids 10 and Up): http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxiety   To sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd   To sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety   Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers   **  
Jan 02, 2019
PSP 098: Helping Anxious Kids Cope with After the Holiday Blues
29:57
Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Click below to get added to my waitlist and be the first to hear when it opens up: http://www.atparentingcommunity.com Sign up for my weekly email newsletter: https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172   To sign up for my online class on How to Crush Social Anxiety (for Adults & Kids 10 and Up): http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxiety   To sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd   To sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety   Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers   **
Dec 26, 2018
PSP 097: Helping Anxious Kids Survive the Holidays
28:11
A house packed with friends and family. Music blaring. Relatives beckoning and begging for tight hugs. It can sound like a hallmark card for most people, but for anxious kids it can be a living nightmare. Seriously. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can help anxious kids survive the holidays with some proactive planning!   In this week’s episode of The AT Parenting Survival Podcast I am giving you all my ninja tips to help anxious kids survive the holidays. *** Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Click below to get added to my waitlist and be the first to hear when it opens up: http://www.atparentingcommunity.com Sign up for my weekly email newsletter: https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172   To sign up for my online class on How to Crush Social Anxiety (for Adults & Kids 10 and Up): http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxiety   To sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd   To sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety   Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers  
Dec 18, 2018
PSP 096: Learning to Not Care What Other People Think When Parenting Kids with Anxiety or OCD
32:56
Parenting kids with anxiety or OCD is hard, but the comments and stares can make it even harder.   Do you dodge and defend comments like…   Is he always like that? Why does she do that? Is she okay? He just needs some good ole’ fashion parenting. She’s got you wrapped around her finger.   Those type of comments can make your blood boil! It can also make you feel like you have to defend not only your parenting, but your child’s behavior.   I get it. Many of us get it. In this week’s episode of The AT Parenting Survival Podcast I’m talking all about how to handle those comments and get your parenting groove back – no matter what people say!  
Dec 10, 2018
PSP 095: Teaching Kids Coping Skills with Janine Halloran
33:15
Many of us deal with kids who don’t know how to calm down. Kids who rage over the slightest issue or kids who get paralyzed with fear with any small change. You may not know how to build your child’s coping mechanisms. Many of us throw platitudes like, “calm down” or “you’re fine.” Unfortunately, most of the time that doesn’t cut it. Teaching kids coping skills can be hard, but it is such a crucial thing to teach.   In this episode of The AT Parenting Survival Podcast I talked to Janine Halloran, the queen of kids coping skills! She is the creator of Coping Skills for Kids, Coping Cue Cards and the author of the best-selling book, Coping Skills for Kids Workbook. She is dishing out what skills we can teach our kids and how we can teach it! If you want learn more from Janine visit her website Coping Skills for Kids at www.copingskillsforkids.com.  Coping Skills for Kids Workbook: https://amzn.to/2DYeXyc   Coping Cue Cards: Discovery Deck - https://amzn.to/2PjVdHz Relaxation Deck - https://amzn.to/2zE3roU   Coping Skills Online Classes: https://copingskillsforkids.teachable.com/?affcode=106350_4nxliarx   *** Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Click below to get added to my waitlist and be the first to hear when it opens up: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com/community Sign up for my weekly email newsletter: https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172   To sign up for my online class on How to Crush Social Anxiety (for Adults & Kids 10 and Up): http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxiety   To sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd   To sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety   Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers    
Dec 03, 2018
PSP 094: Learning How to Take Care of Yourself in the Midst of Raising a Child with Anxiety or OCD with Hilary Rank
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When you are raising a child with anxiety or OCD life is more hectic and overwhelming. Your child is scared in the middle of the night. You stay up, listening about bad dreams. You make the therapy appointments. You read all the books. You wipe tears. You listen to fears. You quietly worry yourself. You are the caretaker. You are the rock to your child’s storm. But what about you? What do you do for yourself? Often taking care of ourselves is on the bottom of our to-do list. Okay, it probably isn’t even on that list! And yet – without recharging ourselves, we can’t fully be there for our children. In this episode of The AT Parenting Survival Podcast I talk to Hilary Rank all about why self-care is important and how it may not be what we think! To learn more about Hilary and her challenge visit www.HealthybyHilary.com *** Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Click below to get added to my waitlist and be the first to hear when it opens up: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com/community Sign up for my weekly email newsletter: https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172   To sign up for my online class on How to Crush Social Anxiety (for Adults & Kids 10 and Up): http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxiety   To sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd   To sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety   Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers  
Nov 26, 2018
PSP 093: How to Help Anxious Kids Deal with big family gatherings
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It’s that time of year again. Big family gatherings. Cue up the noise, the chaos, the triggers and the picky eating. Perhaps you might even get a side dish of insensitive comments or unsolicited judgement. Does your heart start to palpitate just at the thought? If so, you are not alone. I often get asked how to help anxious kids (and their parents) survive family gatherings. In fact, that is what prompted this episode! Kids with anxiety and OCD have a hard time at big gatherings for all sorts of reasons, some of which are pretty common. In this latest episode of The AT Parenting Survival Podcast I explore common struggles among kids with anxiety and OCD and what you can do to make it a pleasant time!   *** Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Click below to get added to my waitlist and be the first to hear when it opens up: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com/community Sign up for my weekly email newsletter: https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172   To sign up for my online class on How to Crush Social Anxiety (for Adults & Kids 10 and Up): http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxiety   To sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd   To sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety   Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers  
Nov 19, 2018
PSP 092: How to Help Kids with OCD or Anxiety Who aren’t Motivated to Help Themselves
36:34
You’ve read all the books. You’ve joined all the Facebook groups. You’ve started therapy. Now if your child would just get onboard with the whole process – they can really make progress with their issues. But they won’t. They refuse to talk about it. They refuse to fight it. They refuse any and all help. How are you supposed to help kids with OCD or anxiety if they don’t want to help themselves? That is the million-dollar question. Motivation is KEEEEY to success – did I use enough Es? Without it you have nothing. Trust me I know. I spend day in and day out with kids in my therapy practice and then I go home to three of them as well. I don’t move on until motivation is solid. So, what is a parent to do? I have some thoughts on that – and I share them on this week’s episode of The AT Parenting Survival Podcast. *** Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Click below to get added to my waitlist and be the first to hear when it opens up: https://anxioustoddlers.lpages.co/at-parenting-community/ Sign up for my weekly email newsletter: https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172   To sign up for my online class on How to Crush Social Anxiety (for Adults & Kids 10 and Up): http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxiety   To sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd   To sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers  
Nov 13, 2018
PSP 091: How to Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem
30:49
Anxiety can rob our children of many things. It can rob their happiness. It can take away their ability to be carefree. And it can stifle their self-confidence. Luckily it is not all bad news. Parents can help boost their child’s self-esteem in some simple ways.   In this Podcast episode I talk about some of the best parenting approaches to improve your child’s self-esteem and self-worth.   ***   Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Click below to get added to my waitlist and be the first to hear when it opens up: https://anxioustoddlers.lpages.co/wait-list-for-membership/   Sign up for my weekly email newsletter: https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172   To sign up for my online class on How to Crush Social Anxiety (for Adults & Kids 10 and Up): http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxiety   To sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd   To sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety     Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/   For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78   Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers    
Nov 06, 2018
PSP 090: How Do I Help My Anxious Child with Anger Problems
42:46
If you have a child with any type of anxiety, you are more likely to have a child with anger problems as well. This makes sense. Anxiety is like a pressure cooker. Stress and worry build up over time and eventually it boils over. And when it does – it isn’t pretty. Many parents I work with ask, How do I help my child with anger problems? That is a great question. And it is one I spent a whole podcast episode talking about! *** Sign up for my weekly email newsletter: https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172   To sign up for my online class on How to Crush Social Anxiety (for Adults & Kids 10 and Up): http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxiety   To sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd   To sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety   Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers  
Oct 30, 2018
PSP 089: How Do I Help My Child with Perfectionism
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It can be so hard to watch your child beat themselves up. To watch them set standards to high, no one would be able to achieve them. To berate, insult and demean themselves. How are you supposed to hep a child with perfectionism? Some kids are internally driven to strive for perfectionism. Perfectionism isn’t synonymous with go-getter. Perfectionism slows people down. Destroys self-esteem. Immobilizes productivity and success. It isn’t something you want sticking around. The good news is kids can be taught to change their perspective. Kids are a work in progress and the final results are yet to come. You can help your child alter the way they look at life, and themselves. In this week’s podcast episode I talk all about how to help your child with perfectionism and discuss how I work on helping my own child with it as well. *** To sign up for my online class on How to Crush Social Anxiety (for Adults & Kids 10 and Up): http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxiety   To sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd   To sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety   Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers  
Oct 22, 2018
PSP 088: Three Things to Do When Parenting a Child with Social Anxiety
29:30
Having a child with Social Anxiety can be rough for the whole family. You might be dealing with a child who refuses to go to school. A child who spends much of their energy refusing to go places. A child who, if they could, would love to blend in with the wall. How are you supposed to help a child work through this? In my therapy practice I typically focus on three things first. I talk about what they are and how to focus on them at home in this latest podcast episode. *** To learn more about the Positive Parenting Bundle and my online Social Anxiety Class go here: http://anxioustoddlers.lpages.co/social-anxiety-class/
Oct 16, 2018
Interview with Chris Baier, Producer of Unstuck an OCD Kids Movie
19:06
For OCD Awareness Week, I sat down with Chris Baier, the Producer of Unstuck: An OCD Kids Movie and asked him the most common questions I get from parenting raising kids with OCD. To learn more about his wonderful documentary visit: https://www.ocdkidsmovie.com/
Oct 10, 2018
PSP 087: Three Things I Want You To Know About Childhood OCD…
23:33
In honor of OCD Awareness Week I am making this week’s podcast about the three most important things I want you to know about childhood OCD. Don’t forget to spread your own experience and knowledge about living with OCD this week. Share your story and use the hashtag #RealOCD. The more we share, the more we educate. To sign up for my free online mini-class The Misperceptions about OCD in Children visit https://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/understanding-childhood-ocd Moral OCD resources: Kids Youtube video to help them with Moral OCD thoughts: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/scrupulosity-ocd/ Podcast Episode 32: When Kids Have to Confess Bad Thoughts: Helping Scrupulosity OCD https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/psp-032-scrupulosity-ocd/#.W7Jpz2hKh3g Harm OCD resources: Podcast Episode 67: Harm OCD: What it is and How to Help Kids Who Have It. https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/child-harm-ocd/ YouTube Video: Harm OCD in Kids: What it is and How to Help https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/harm-ocd For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers  
Oct 08, 2018
PSP 086: The OCD Symptoms in Kids No One Wants to Talk About
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OCD Symptoms in kids is fairly misunderstood in general, but there are some symptoms that no one wants to talk about. These are symptoms that can be grossly misdiagnosed causing kids years if not decades of poor treatment and not an ounce of help. In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast, I go over what these symptoms are and how to spot them in your kids. *** To learn about my online class Parenting Kids with OCD visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd Moral OCD resources: Kids Youtube video to help them with Moral OCD thoughts: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/scrupulosity-ocd/ Podcast Episode 32: When Kids Have to Confess Bad Thoughts: Helping Scrupulosity OCD https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/psp-032-scrupulosity-ocd/#.W7Jpz2hKh3g Harm OCD resources: Podcast Episode 67: Harm OCD: What it is and How to Help Kids Who Have It. https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/child-harm-ocd/ YouTube Video: Harm OCD in Kids: What it is and How to Help https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/harm-ocd For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers
Oct 01, 2018
PSP 085 : How to Handle Difficult Behaviors in Kids with Anxiety or OCD
36:35
Your child is refusing to move. Your child is thrashing about. Your child has been screaming for over an hour. Welcome to the world of kids with anxiety or OCD. A world where kids have a hard time coping, self-regulating and “rolling with the punches.” This is my world and I know that for many of you – it is your world too. One of my favorite people to talk to about behavior is Dayna over at Lemon Lime adventures. Her upbeat, empowering perspective often gives me new insight into how to approach my own kids. This past week I have enjoyed diving into her Calm the Chaos Workshop and have implemented so many of the a-ha moments into my family. I have tried to look at my children’s behavior with new perspective. ** To learn more about Dayna's Calm the Chaos program text to 44222 HELPBEHAVIOR or visit: bit.ly/Calmthechaosprogram
Sep 24, 2018
PSP 084 : How Mindfulness Can Help Anxiety
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When you have anxiety or OCD – one of the biggest struggles is battling your thoughts. Constant thoughts. Nagging thoughts. Crippling, scary, overwhelming thoughts. They never stop. Teaching kids how to use mindfulness to cope with this relentless barrage of worries can be incredibly helpful. Mindfulness can help anxiety and OCD in many ways. I’ve invited Jodi Aman, a psychotherapist, author and Youtuber to come on the show and have a chat with me about how to use Mindfulness with our kids. She offered some wonderful insight and tips on how to introduce the idea and how to use Mindfulness to help anxiety and OCD thoughts become less powerful. You can check out Jodi’s work by visiting her site https://jodiaman.com/ *** To sign up for my online class on How to Crush Social Anxiety (for Adults & Kids 10 and Up): http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxiety   To sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd   To sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety   Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers
Sep 18, 2018
Great Free Resource to Handle Behaviors!
02:46
I just wanted to let you know about this awesome free workshop that is happening this week! Calm the Chaos Workshop is offering video lessons (that you can watch anytime this week) to help you learn how to deal with difficult behaviors. Click here to sign up - it's not too late. Lesson one is already out. Also - join my private Facebook study group I created just to talk about this workshop. Join me here.
Sep 16, 2018
PSP 083 : How Pets Can Help Kids with Anxiety & OCD
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Sep 09, 2018
PSP 082 : How to Help Anxious Kids Successfully Start the New School Year
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Sep 03, 2018
PSP 081: Coping with the Stress of Parenting Kid with Anxiety & OCD | Interview with Kevin Ashworth
42:55
There is nothing harder than watching your child struggle. Unfortunately when you are parenting a child with anxiety or OCD you do a lot of that. And I mean a lot! To make matters worse, many of us bring our own anxiety and stress to the table, completely compounding the issue! We feel frustrated that our kids have to go through this. We feel overwhelmed that they aren’t communicating. We feel guilty that we grow impatient at their behavior. I often talk about how to handle our own parental stress when going on this journey. This week on the AT Parenting Survival Podcast I invited Kevin Ashworth, the Clinical Director of NW Anxiety Institute , and the creator of the Youtube channel, Fighting Fear with Kevin Ashworth. We had a great chat about how to help parents cope with the mountain of stress they might feel when parenting a child with anxiety or OCD. He offers some helpful mindset shifts that can help us all! To learn more about Kevin and his work visit nwanxiety.com and his youtube channel Fighting Fear with Kevin Ashworth at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC89PUEnhQk7UYdLJ2KHlY3g *** To sign up for my online class on How to Crush Social Anxiety (for Adults & Kids 10 and Up): http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxiety To sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd To sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/ For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers  
Aug 26, 2018
PSP 080: Empowering Kids with Anxiety & OCD to Help Themselves - Interview Go Zen Creator Renee Jain
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Aug 19, 2018
PSP 079: Helping Kids Who have All or Nothing Thinking
27:46
Do you have a child with all or nothing thinking? If you do, you know what a rollercoaster ride that can be! I am having the WORST day. Fast forward two hours. I am having the BEST day ever! It is enough to give you whiplash. Seriously. The post PSP 079: Helping Kids Who have All or Nothing Thinking appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Aug 14, 2018
PSP 078: Children Hoarders: Signs of Hoarding and How to Help Hoarders
25:45
Do you have a “saver” at your house? A child who finds treasures on street corners and everywhere in between? It is normal for kids to love to collect things like rocks, leaves and small toys - but when does it cross the line? When are you dealing with children hoarders? This week on the AT Parenting Survival Podcast we are dishing the dirt on how to tell the difference between developmentally appropriate behavior and hoarding behavior. I also talk about some concrete ways to help children hoarders not grow up to be an adult hoarder! The post PSP 078: Children Hoarders: Signs of Hoarding and How to Help Hoarders appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Aug 07, 2018
PSP 077: An Interview with Kelly Anderson, The Director of Unstuck: an OCD Kids Movie
34:08
All too often kids with OCD feel like they are crazy, weird and alone. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact roughly 1 out of every 200 kids has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Luckily there is a movement to help educate the world on what OCD is and how to effectively treat it. As part of this goal, Kelly Anderson and Chris Baier created the documentary Unstuck: an OCD Kids Movie. The post PSP 077: An Interview with Kelly Anderson, The Director of Unstuck: an OCD Kids Movie appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Jul 31, 2018
PSP 076: Help Kids with Anxiety & OCD Using the CPS Model
46:35
Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Ross Greene, the best-selling author of The Explosive Child. He is the originator of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) Model. We talked about how to help kids with anxiety and OCD using his approach. Many people have asked me how his CPS model fits within the approaches of Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) and other strategies we often talk about on my site, in my podcast and on my youtube channel. To help with this I have dedicated a podcast episode to exploring the use of CPS methods combined with strategies for helping kids with anxiety and OCD. The post PSP 076: Help Kids with Anxiety & OCD Using the CPS Model appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Jul 24, 2018
PSP 075: Interview with Dr. Ross Greene, Author of The Explosive Child and the Creator of the CPS Model
41:17
Do you ever wonder why your child keeps doing the same things no matter how much discipline you throw at him? Do you struggle with getting your partner to see that your child isn’t trying to be difficult? If these are some of your struggles you have to dive into Dr. Ross Greene’s work! The post PSP 075: Interview with Dr. Ross Greene, Author of The Explosive Child and the Creator of the CPS Model appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Jul 17, 2018
PSP 074: If you are Raising an Anxious Child – You Need to Hear These 5 Things!
26:44
Raising an anxious child is hard. I mean really hard. I get it, I have three of them. I also get it because anxious kids and exhausted parents come into my office day after day. I hear the same stories over and over. I see the same struggles rearing its ugly head. You are not alone. The post PSP 074: If you are Raising an Anxious Child – You Need to Hear These 5 Things! appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Jul 10, 2018
Helping Anxious Kids with Self-Regulation & Sensory Overload
15:05
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Jul 05, 2018
PSP 073: Anxious Kids with Sensory Processing Issues: Advice, Resources & The Best Sensory Toys!
36:22
Anxiety and sensory issues are like peanut butter and Jelly. They exist alone, but where you find one, you’ll often find the other. Unfortunately, anxiety can increase sensory issues and sensory issues can increase anxiety. This can feel like a never-ending vicious cycle. So how are you supposed to handle your child’s sensory struggles? What’s the best approach? What are the best resources? What are the best sensory toys? We spend most of our time talking about anxiety, but today it is all about the sensory processing struggles! The post PSP 073: Anxious Kids with Sensory Processing Issues: Advice, Resources & The Best Sensory Toys! appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Jul 03, 2018
PSP 072: Helping Kids with Anxiety & OCD Survive the Summer
23:57
The stress of school is finally over! No more homework battles, no more school refusal! Just pure relaxation. But summer isn’t always as easy as it seems for kids with anxiety and OCD. When a child is not busy with after school activities, projects and huge assignments, their mind is available for other things. And more often than not those “other things” aren’t pretty. New anxiety themes pop up. New compulsions surface. Old What Ifs take hold. When there are no distractions anxiety and OCD can take center stage. So how can you save their summer and your sanity? The post PSP 072: Helping Kids with Anxiety & OCD Survive the Summer appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Jun 26, 2018
PSP 071: Are You an Introverted Parent Raising an Extroverted Kid? Tips on How to Survive!
37:54
You like quiet. You like calm. You like a slow pace. Enter parenthood. Screaming children. Play dates. Birthday parties. Constant interaction. This can be beyond overwhelming for an introverted parent. But what if that was just the beginning? What if that little bundle of joy was an extroverted bundle of friendliness? What if your introverted self gave birth to a foreign species. A species you know nothing about? The post PSP 071: Are You an Introverted Parent Raising an Extroverted Kid? Tips on How to Survive! appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Jun 19, 2018
PSP 070: When Anxiety & OCD Starve our Kids: ARFID and Restrictive Eating
32:32
There is nothing worse than watching your child starve to death. It can creep up slowly or happen overnight. Meals are missed. Favorite foods are no longer favored. Plate after plate, meal after meal goes untouched. Perhaps initially you chalk it up to “picky eating” but then you realize it is something much more. Welcome to the world of Avoidant/ Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, also known as ARFID. The post PSP 070: When Anxiety & OCD Starve our Kids: ARFID and Restrictive Eating appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Jun 05, 2018
PSP 069: 4 Things Only a Parent Raising an Anxious Child Would Get!
34:32
One of the most frustrating aspects of raising an anxious child is the lack of understanding other people have for your struggles. Insensitive comments, criticisms or “helpful” advice can leave you feeling inadequate and insecure. Bringing up an anxious child takes a unique set of skills and a completely different parenting style. The post PSP 069: 4 Things Only a Parent Raising an Anxious Child Would Get! appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
May 29, 2018
PSP 068: Parenting with Anxiety: Learn How to Crush Your Own Anxiety
35:07
Parenting is a hard enough gig. But when you add your own anxiety to the mix it can be an uphill battle. I spend much of my time talking to you about how to help your kids with anxiety and OCD, but what about you? As parents we often put our needs last. This is unfortunate because parenting will take every ounce of your strength and of your sanity. You will need to be at your best. So how can you do that? By taking care of yourself and your needs – including your own anxiety. Parenting with anxiety can feel like parenting with one arm tied behind your back.  The post PSP 068: Parenting with Anxiety: Learn How to Crush Your Own Anxiety appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
May 22, 2018
PSP 067: Harm OCD: What it is and How to Help Kids Who Have It.
33:57
Your child is bombarded with “bad thoughts.” They are asking you bizarre questions that are stopping you dead in your tracks. What if I hurt myself? What if I hurt you? What if I set the house on fire? What if I jump in front of a train? What if I left a scratch on your car? They riddle every conversation with apologies and more questions. They are consumed with worry. They don’t want to have these thoughts. They don’t want to hurt themselves or other people. But they can’t make these thoughts stop. These thoughts scare you. These thoughts scare them. Welcome to the world of Harm OCD. Harm OCD is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. The post PSP 067: Harm OCD: What it is and How to Help Kids Who Have It. appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
May 15, 2018
PSP 066: What to Do When Your Child’s Therapy isn’t Progressing
25:13
“How did it go?” You ask your child after yet another therapy session. “Fine.” Your child flatly replies. It’s been months and it is always the same thing. No reaction after therapy. No behavioral changes at home. Is your child’s therapy working? Are there goals? What is going on in there? The post PSP 066: What to Do When Your Child’s Therapy isn’t Progressing appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
May 08, 2018
PSP 065: Motivating Kids to Crush Anxiety or OCD When They Have No Fight in Them
46:16
You’ve identified your child’s issue. They have anxiety. Maybe they have OCD. You’ve soaked up every article, book and podcast on the topic. You painstakingly located a therapist to work with your child. Everything is in place – except your child’s motivation. Why doesn’t your child want to work on their issues? How do you get them motivated to crush anxiety or OCD? The post PSP 065: Motivating Kids to Crush Anxiety or OCD When They Have No Fight in Them appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
May 01, 2018
PSP 064: Answering Questions About Medicating Kids for Anxiety or OCD
31:01
One of the hardest decisions for a parent is whether or not to medicate a child with anxiety or OCD. For many parents who aren’t raising a child with anxiety or OCD this may be a no brainer. But when your child is paralyzed with fear, unable to eat, unable to go to school, is scrubbing their hands until they bleed – you might have a different perspective on medicating kids with anxiety or OCD. The post PSP 064: Answering Questions About Medicating Kids for Anxiety or OCD appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Apr 24, 2018
PSP 063: Are you a Mom with Social Anxiety? How to Not Only Survive But Thrive.
39:36
Kids birthday parties. Play dates. Mommy groups. If those words create a small knot in your stomach you are not alone. Social anxiety is a major struggle, but when you add parenthood to the mix you can suddenly find yourself walking in a social minefield. Being a mom with social anxiety catapults you into a sea of social interaction that is hard to avoid. The guilt of not being social is now not only about you, but about your kids. Ouch. That makes it even harder to deal with it. The post PSP 063: Are you a Mom with Social Anxiety? How to Not Only Survive But Thrive. appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Apr 17, 2018
PSP 062 : How to Help a Child Who Pulls Hair or Picks Skin: Interview with Aneela & Ellen from Habitaware
01:05:43
Your daughter comes home from school and half her eyebrows are gone. You are giving your son a bath and you notice a patch of hair missing from the back of his head. Your teenager picks at her skin until she creates scabs. This behavior can freak parents out! I know – it freaked me out. When scabs started showing up on my daughter’s forehead I didn’t know what to think. Why does she keep getting scabs in that one area? Then one day I saw her little hand digging deep into her skin. My heart sank. “What?”She said staring at me with big eyes. “I like to pick.” She said simply. She is not alone. Many of us have a child who pulls hair or picks skin. And many of us feel desperate to make them stop. The post PSP 062 : How to Help a Child Who Pulls Hair or Picks Skin: Interview with Aneela & Ellen from Habitaware appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Apr 10, 2018
PSP 061 : An Interview with Chris Baier, the Producer of Unstuck: An OCD Kids Movie
46:27
I’m embarrassed. I’m weird. I’m crazy. These are statements I hear every week from kids with OCD. Kids who think they are alone. Kids who don’t understand their disorder. Kids who don’t realize that there are kids all over the world, just like them. Chris Baier understands this struggle all too well. When his daughter Vanessa was just nine she changed from a happy-go-lucky child to a child filled with worries and compulsions. Vanessa also felt alone. She felt like no one else understood what she was going through. The post PSP 061 : An Interview with Chris Baier, the Producer of Unstuck: An OCD Kids Movie appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Apr 03, 2018
PSP 060: Keep Calm & Carry On While Raising Kids with Anxiety and OCD
26:33
When I stare at my son spit a mouthful of food out and discretely tuck it under his plate my heart stops. When I spot my youngest daughter picking at her skin until it bleeds my stomach starts to hurt. When my kids stay up late at night because they are fearful they will be killed if they fall sleep my heart sinks. Anxiety and OCD are hard to stomach. It is hard to watch our children struggle and not allow it to be OUR struggle. To not allow it to be our defeat. How can it not be? But if you want to survive this whole business of raising kids with anxiety and OCD, perspective and separation are key. The post PSP 060: Keep Calm & Carry On While Raising Kids with Anxiety and OCD appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Mar 31, 2018
PSP 059 : Helping Kids with Anxiety by Doing the Opposite of What Feels Right: Interview with Dr. Kaylene Henderson
33:44
Much of what we’ve learned about parenting comes from our own childhood. Good, bad or ugly – it is often what we know. We are also surrounded by people who are quick to share all their parenting wins and strategies. So what happens when typical parenting approaches don't work for our anxious kids? Helping kids with anxiety often requires a unique set of parenting approaches that can feel counterintuitive. I had the pleasure of discussing these issues with Dr. Kaylene Henderson, a Child Health Specialist who offers her knowledge and expertise in workshops as well as on her site A Dose of Awesomeness. We talked about parenting approaches that help anxious kids and discussed aligning with our kids to problem-solve. We talked about doing “just enough” to teach our children self-reliance and self-confidence. She discussed how our own childhood impacts our perspective on parenting, and the interesting science behind it. And lastly we talked about the importance of believing in our children's abilities. The post PSP 059 : Helping Kids with Anxiety by Doing the Opposite of What Feels Right: Interview with Dr. Kaylene Henderson appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Mar 20, 2018
PSP 058 : Kids Will Get Better Anxiety Relief if They Understand Anxiety: Interview with Karen Young from Hey Sigmund, Author of Hey Warrior
46:14
Children will have a hard time getting anxiety relief if they don’t understand how anxiety works. Karen Young, the creator HeySigmund.com teaches us how to talk to our kids. The post PSP 058 : Kids Will Get Better Anxiety Relief if They Understand Anxiety: Interview with Karen Young from Hey Sigmund, Author of Hey Warrior appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Mar 13, 2018
PSP 057: The Impact of Technology on Kids with Anxiety and OCD: Interview with Dr. Adam Pletter
54:47
Kids with anxiety and OCD often have an intimate connection with technology. It is where they go to distract themselves from their scary thoughts. It is where their obsessive nature takes over. It is the cause of huge meltdowns. It is the platform for google searches and rumination. It is the arena for bullying and low self-esteem. What’s your child’s relationship with technology? Do you know how to harness its power for good? Technology is not the enemy. In fact, it can be a great resource if you know how to use it. Join me for an insightful discussion with Dr. Adam Pletter, a psychologist and national expert in technology. The post PSP 057: The Impact of Technology on Kids with Anxiety and OCD: Interview with Dr. Adam Pletter appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Mar 06, 2018
PSP 056 : Did You Know Strep Can Cause OCD Symptoms? Learn About PANDAS/PANS in My Interview with Beth Maloney
58:51
Most of us know that Strep can attack our joints. Most of us know that Strep can attack our heart. But did you know that Strep can attack our brain? It hides behind OCD symptoms. It hides behind children who all of a sudden are afraid to eat, afraid to sleep. Who start to wet the bed. Who start to rage. Who start to develop compulsions, tics and struggles they’ve never had before. It hides under the mystery and denial of PANDAS/PANS. The post PSP 056 : Did You Know Strep Can Cause OCD Symptoms? Learn About PANDAS/PANS in My Interview with Beth Maloney appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Feb 27, 2018
PSP 054: Exposure and Response Prevention Ideas for Parents Helping Children with OCD
43:42
So maybe you’ve heard about Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), but the ideas of how to do exposures are just not flowing? Developing exposures require a deep understanding of your child’s core fears, while being creative and thinking out of the box. The post PSP 054: Exposure and Response Prevention Ideas for Parents Helping Children with OCD appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Feb 13, 2018
PSP 055: What Helped My OCD: A 12-Year-Old Talks About Her Experience
39:30
Having OCD is hard enough, but being a kid or teenager with OCD is even harder. Many children with OCD think they are the only ones suffering with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. They don’t realize that OCD in kids is much more common than they think! They struggle alone and many wonder how on earth they are supposed to beat OCD. The post PSP 055: What Helped My OCD: A 12-Year-Old Talks About Her Experience appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Feb 12, 2018
PSP 053: ERP for OCD & Anxiety: What it is and Why it is So Effective
48:14
When children are afraid or obsessed with a horrible thought you might think that the best way to help them is to teach them to get their mind “off of it.” Not only is this not effective, it can actually make anxiety and OCD worse. ERP for OCD and anxiety, also known as Exposure and Response Prevention is a counterintuitive therapy that has some parents running in the opposite direction. But let me tell you why this wacky approach not only works, but is the gold standard for treatment. The post PSP 053: ERP for OCD & Anxiety: What it is and Why it is So Effective appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Feb 06, 2018
PSP 52: Tackling Doubt: Child Anxiety and OCD’s Lethal Weapon
30:47
If you are dealing with Child anxiety or OCD there is one lethal weapon you are up against….doubt. Almost everything related to anxiety and OCD comes down to doubt and uncertainty. When you conquer doubt, you conquer anxiety and OCD. Not sure how to do this with your child? Let me know you how… The post PSP 52: Tackling Doubt: Child Anxiety and OCD’s Lethal Weapon appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Jan 30, 2018
PSP 51: Learning How to Find the Core Fear Behind Your Child’s Anxiety or OCD
32:45
Your child is refusing to go to school, but you don’t know why. Your child is up all night in a perpetual state of panic, but nothing seems to calm them down. Your child is tapping things and turning the light switch on and off three times, but you have no idea why. Knowing your child has anxiety or OCD is different from knowing what is behind your child’s anxiety or OCD. The post PSP 51: Learning How to Find the Core Fear Behind Your Child’s Anxiety or OCD appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Jan 23, 2018
PSP 050: Explaining OCD to People Who Don’t Get it: Helping Siblings, Family & Friends Understand OCD
29:32
Do you know what is almost worse than having a child with OCD? Seeing your child be surrounded by people who just don’t get OCD. Siblings who tease their brother or sister for their “strange” behavior. Partners who tell your child to “just stop!” Relatives who think they are being helpful when they tell you “they’ll grow out of it.” And teachers who don’t understand how your child can have OCD when they just don’t see it. Explaining OCD to people who just don’t get it can be daunting. OCD can be complicated even for parents to understand. The post PSP 050: Explaining OCD to People Who Don’t Get it: Helping Siblings, Family & Friends Understand OCD appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Jan 16, 2018
PSP 049: Explaining Anxiety to People Who Don’t Get it: Helping Siblings, Family & Friends
44:43
How many times have you heard people say things like,“you just coddle him too much” or “you just need to be tougher with her!” Some other oldies but goodies are, “She doesn’t act that way for me” and “he’ll grow out of it. Don’t worry.” Sometimes explaining anxiety to people who don’t get it can make your head spin. Trust me, I get it. I have bitten my tongue so many times - I have callouses. What about if those people are your other kids? What if you hear things like, "Why do you treat him like that?" or "If that was me I would totally get in trouble!" How can you explain anxiety to your other children so they can "get" their anxious sibling and maybe even help and not hurt the situation? The post PSP 049: Explaining Anxiety to People Who Don’t Get it: Helping Siblings, Family & Friends appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Jan 09, 2018
PSP 048: Inside the Mind of an Anxious Child: A Six Year Old Talks About What Helps.
40:27
On a random sick day, my youngest anxious child loomed in my office as I prepared to record my latest podcast. “What are you doing?” She asked. I told her I’m going to be on the “radio” teaching parents how to help their anxious kids. My six year old’s eyes widen and she said, “Maybe they would like to hear from a kid instead?” I agreed. She pulled up a stool next to me. Her little feed dangling as she spoke in the big microphone. I listened in awe as my daughter talked about her battle with her “worry cloud.” She talked about what helps and what doesn’t. And once again the student was the teacher. The post PSP 048: Inside the Mind of an Anxious Child: A Six Year Old Talks About What Helps. appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Jan 02, 2018
PSP 047: What to Do When Anxiety Causes Our Kids to Have Negative Thoughts
51:47
“I had the worst day ever!” My child screams. Thirty minutes ago everything was going well. He had a good day at school and he was excited to go play. While doing homework he shouts “I’m the dumbest kid ever!” Who is this kid and where did my child go? This is a kid who gets straight As. So what is going on? Anxiety. Anxiety doesn’t always look like anxiety. Sometimes it looks like aggression. Sometimes it looks like opposition. And sometimes…it makes a child very negative. So how do you help a child who oozes negative thoughts? You can try with some of these approaches… The post PSP 047: What to Do When Anxiety Causes Our Kids to Have Negative Thoughts appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Dec 19, 2017
PSP 046: Signs of a Good vs Bad Child OCD and Anxiety Therapist
46:05
Do you like coffee? I do too. But not every cup of coffee is the same. Starbucks coffee is generally too strong. Dunkin Donuts coffee is liquid heaven. Therapy is the same way. Therapists are like coffee beans…there are a zillion types and not all of them are going to be good. This is especially true if you are looking for a child OCD or Anxiety therapist. The post PSP 046: Signs of a Good vs Bad Child OCD and Anxiety Therapist appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Dec 12, 2017
PSP 045: OCD and Anxiety in School: The Most Misunderstood Students
54:31
Sarah sits at the back of the room. Her face has gone pale. Her hands are getting clammy. The teacher hands out the test. She feels nauseous, confused. The room starts to spin. She runs out of the room. The teacher stares at the empty seat. What just happened? OCD and Anxiety in school are often an unnoticed or mislabeled issue. They are the quiet kids who are afraid to raise their hands. The aggressive kids who are feeling cornered and trapped. The perfectionistic kids who never hand in work because it’s not perfect. They are the kids that don’t participate, are frequently absent and know the nurse by her first name. The post PSP 045: OCD and Anxiety in School: The Most Misunderstood Students appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Dec 05, 2017
PSP 044: Just Right OCD: What it is and Why it is Misunderstood and Mislabeled as Perfectionism or Sensory Processing Disorder
44:03
Your child is erasing and rewriting their homework…again. She is asking you over and over again if her answers sound right. She checks and rechecks that you understand what she is trying to tell you. Is she a perfectionist? Or could it be something more? Your son tightens one shoe and then the other. “No!” He shouts. The left one is not as tight as the right. He unties the shoes and begins again. Tying and tying. Over and over again. Does he have Sensory Processing Disorder or could it be something different? Just Right OCD is often missed. It can look like so many other issues. So what is Just Right OCD and how do you help kids who have it? Let’s talk… The post PSP 044: Just Right OCD: What it is and Why it is Misunderstood and Mislabeled as Perfectionism or Sensory Processing Disorder appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Nov 28, 2017
PSP 043: Do You Blame Yourself for Your Child’s Anxiety and OCD? Why That’s not Good for You or Your Child.
51:29
For some reason as parents we tend to feel this unrealistic weight and responsibility for everything that happens to our children. They got sick? What did we do to not keep them healthy? They got in a fight? Why didn’t we teach them how to solve their problems better? They are struggling in school? Why didn’t we enroll them in pre-school when they were in utero? So, I guess it makes sense that when our kids get anxiety and OCD we throw ourselves under the bus for that as well. Sadly though, all this self-depreciation not only makes us less effective as a parent, but it hurts our kids with anxiety and OCD as well. The post PSP 043: Do You Blame Yourself for Your Child’s Anxiety and OCD? Why That’s not Good for You or Your Child. appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Nov 21, 2017
PSP 042: How to Help Kids with Intrusive Thoughts
47:40
Anxiety is not always visible. It is not always obvious. Sometimes it is silently attacking your child from the inside out. It makes itself cozy in a child’s mind that is already filled with doubt and insecurity. Intrusive thoughts are confusing to kids. They are scary to kids. Heck, they are scary for parents. So how do you help your child deal with them? It is the opposite of what you may think… The post PSP 042: How to Help Kids with Intrusive Thoughts appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Nov 14, 2017
PSP 041: Interview with Author Dawn Huebner, Anxiety Expert and Author of What to Do When You Worry Too Much
43:34
Parenting a child with anxiety or OCD can be confusing, overwhelming and lonely. If you have a child struggling with anxiety or OCD, you most likely have read one of Dawn Huebner’s books. Dawn Huebner is an anxiety expert and best selling author of What to Do When You Worry Too Much and What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck. Her new book Outsmarting Worry offers kids a wonderfully in-depth approach on how to beat their anxiety and/or OCD. Listen in as I talk to Dawn Huebner about her insights on how to parent kids with anxiety and OCD. The post PSP 041: Interview with Author Dawn Huebner, Anxiety Expert and Author of What to Do When You Worry Too Much appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Nov 07, 2017
PSP 040: How to Deal with a Partner Who Doesn’t Believe in Anxiety Disorders?
36:01
Your child is standing there, white-knuckled and pale as a ghost. “I can’t do it,” they whisper. “I’m scared.” You are about to offer words of encouragement when your partner chimes in. “Stop playing games and just do it!” You feel your stomach drop. You give your partner the death glare, but it has little effect as the tirade continues. “I’m tired of this! Just do it or you are grounded.” You stare at your child, wide-eyed and paralyzed with fear. You have two problems. A child with debilitating anxiety and a partner who doesn’t believe in anxiety disorders. What are you supposed to do with that?! The post PSP 040: How to Deal with a Partner Who Doesn’t Believe in Anxiety Disorders? appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Oct 31, 2017
PSP 039: How to Help Anxious Kids with Big Life Changes
39:25
There were three words that would stop me dead in my tracks as a kid – We. Are. Moving. I didn’t handle change well and unfortunately my parents didn’t handle stability well. It was a bad combination for an anxious kid like me. I also felt silently overwhelmed when our family dog died, when I changed schools, when my parents got divorced and all the life that happened in between. So, how should parents help anxious kids deal with such big life changes? I can tell you what I tell parents in my therapy practice and privately what I wish my own parents would have done as well. The post PSP 039: How to Help Anxious Kids with Big Life Changes appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Oct 24, 2017
PSP 038: Is Your Child Feeling Anxious But You Don’t Know Why? Learn How to Find the Source of the Anxiety.
52:35
It is past midnight. Your child is still refusing to go to sleep. “What are you scared of?” You ask impatiently. Your child just shrugs. “I don’t know.” You child refuses to go to school. “Why don’t you like going to school?” You ask for the hundredth time. Your child stares at you blankly. You know your child is feeling anxious, but you don’t have any clue as to why. Unfortunately, it is hard to beat anxiety when you don’t know exactly what you are trying to beat. The thoughts behind feeling anxious are critical in arming your child with the necessary tools to overcome their anxiety. So how do you even begin to unravel this mystery of what causes your child’s anxiety? You can start by asking them these questions… The post PSP 038: Is Your Child Feeling Anxious But You Don’t Know Why? Learn How to Find the Source of the Anxiety. appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Oct 17, 2017
PSP 037: 3 Things I Wish Every Parent Raising a Child with OCD Would Do
40:05
Raising a child with OCD can be incredibly difficult. After seeing children with OCD in my practice for so many years, there are three things I wish every parent would do. The post PSP 037: 3 Things I Wish Every Parent Raising a Child with OCD Would Do appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Oct 10, 2017
PSP 036: Helping Anxious Kids When Shootings & Other Tragedies Happen
23:29
I wake up and reach for my phone. Breaking news headlines scream for my attention. Not again, I think. How many tragedies do we need to witness? How many mass shootings and bombings do my children need to live through? It doesn’t help that I have three anxious kids. Anxiety feeds off these headlines. Thrives off these dark moments of time. It has the power to ruin any progress a child has made crushing their anxiety .So how do we handle the situation? Do we tell our anxious kids what has happened? How do we minimize the impact it has on their already fragile view of life’s dangers?  We can’t ignore these life events, but we can frame it in a way that minimizes the long-term impact. Here’s how… The post PSP 036: Helping Anxious Kids When Shootings & Other Tragedies Happen appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Oct 02, 2017
PSP 035: Emetophobia: When Kids Fear Throwing Up
45:29
She’s been in school for two hours. An hour longer than yesterday. I reluctantly answer my phone. “Mom,” I hear her say. “I’m feeling really sick. Can you pick me up?” My daughter doesn’t have the stomach flu. She doesn’t have the latest virus. She has emetophobia, a phobia so intense it is actually making her sick. The post PSP 035: Emetophobia: When Kids Fear Throwing Up appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Sep 26, 2017
PSP #34: Learn How to Empower Your Anxious Kids to Fight Anxiety
39:06
Anxiety likes victims. It likes followers. Anxiety likes to bully, dictate and control every thought, action and decision. Anxiety… completely sucks. So how do you help your child who is genetically doomed to live life in the shadows of anxiety? How do you teach them that there are other options - that being a victim isn’t the only choice. How do you empower your child to fight anxiety? As parents, we have a big role in empowering our children to fight anxiety. We can inadvertently teach them how to be anxiety’s victim or how to be anxiety’s slayer. I opt for the latter. How about you? The post PSP #34: Learn How to Empower Your Anxious Kids to Fight Anxiety appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Sep 19, 2017
PSP 033: How to Help Kids Who are Afraid of Storms
27:12
Your son peeks his head out the window. His face pales. “Mom, is it supposed to rain today?” You look out the window. You see only one lonely cloud in the sky. “I don’t think so.” You respond. But you realize too late that your answer only fueled his concern. “You’re not sure?” He whines. You take a deep breath and prepare for the unraveling to begin. He does not disappoint. You know lots of kids are afraid of storms, but your child takes his fear to another level. The post PSP 033: How to Help Kids Who are Afraid of Storms appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Sep 12, 2017
PSP 032: When Kids have to Confess Bad Thoughts: Helping Scrupulosity OCD
38:03
“Mom I need to talk to you,” you hear your son whisper again. “I’m having bad thoughts.” You know where this is headed. This is the tenth time today he’s pulled you aside to talk. “Two years ago, I think I did something bad,” he confesses. His voice trails off as your mind starts to wonder. What is going on? Why does my son have to confess every thought, behavior and memory he thinks is bad? Why don’t my reassurances make him feel better? You remember once reading something about scrupulosity OCD, could that be what is going on? The post PSP 032: When Kids have to Confess Bad Thoughts: Helping Scrupulosity OCD appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Sep 05, 2017
PSP 031: How to Help Socially Anxious Kids
38:20
Another school year is upon us. You hold your breath. Who will your socially anxious child cling to this year? No matter how much you encourage your child to make lots of friends, inevitably your child is like Velcro to one kid the entire year. You know your child is socially anxious, but how are you supposed to help? What is the problem with making more than one friend? After all, you don’t remember struggling like this. Are there more things you can be doing? The post PSP 031: How to Help Socially Anxious Kids appeared first on AT: Parenting Survival for All Ages.
Aug 29, 2017
PSP 030: When Child Anxiety & OCD Look Like Oppositional Defiance
46:03
Aug 21, 2017
PSP 029: How to Deal with OCD in Young Children
29:46
Aug 14, 2017
PSP 028: Don’t Wait to Help Anxiety in Young Children
43:11
Aug 07, 2017
PSP 027: Why Reassurance Doesn’t Help Children with Anxiety and OCD
33:45
Aug 01, 2017
PSP 026: When Sounds Cause Kids to Rage: Misophonia Triggers
31:45
Jul 17, 2017
PSP 025: Child OCD is Not Just About Germs | 8 Common OCD Themes
28:05
Jul 11, 2017
PSP 024: How We Teach Kids to Not Trust Their Gut Feelings
20:49
Jul 10, 2017
PSP 023: When Anxiety and OCD Causes Poor Behavior & Meltdowns
32:19
Jul 03, 2017
PSP 022: Understanding Introverted Kids: They aren’t always Shy
35:23
Jun 27, 2017
PSP 021: How to Discipline an Anxious Kid
33:09
Jun 19, 2017
PSP 020: Parenting Children with OCD | Doing the Opposite of What Feels Right
26:00
Summary of Podcast: Parenting children with OCD is not easy. What are you supposed to do when your child is constantly confessing behaviors to you? Should you ignore it when they do their compulsions or help them complete it? In this episode I talk about the most helpful ways to respond. In this episode you will learn: How kids with OCD often involve their parents in their compulsive behavior. How to partner with your child and not your Child's OCD. The best ways to respond when your child is doing a compulsion. To sign up for my future OCD online Parenting Class: https://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocd For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com To join my private Facebook group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers
Jun 13, 2017
PSP 019: Social Anxiety in Children | A Window into a Social Anxious Kid
33:35
Jun 05, 2017
PSP 018: Beyond Picky Eating: When Anxiety and OCD Impact Eating
36:22
May 29, 2017
PSP 017: Separation Anxiety: An Issue for Anxious Kids of All Ages
35:41
May 22, 2017
PSP 016: Anxiety Around Pooping, Toileting and the Bathroom | Not Just a Toddler Potty Training Issue
28:16
May 15, 2017
PSP 015: The Link Between Sensory Processing and Child Anxiety
29:27
Summary: In this episode I talk about the overlap between sensory processing issues and child anxiety. Many anxious children also have sensory issues as well.    In this episode you will learn: What are some sensory processing issues and how they impact anxious kids. How sensory issues overlap with child anxiety issues. How to approach sensory issues in your anxious child. Where to go to get evaluated for SPD.   Related Articles: The Link Between Sensory Processing Disorder and Anxiety What the Heck are Sensory Issues? My Shift from Therapist to Mom of a Child with SPD   Resources: Free Online Sensory Workshop 5/9 and 5/10 The Out of Sync Child     Are you into giving back?   If you are finding this podcast helpful, there is no better way to show your gratitude than to leave a review.   Don't miss an episode! Subscribe.
May 08, 2017
PSP 014: Child Anxiety and Stomach Issues: How Anxious Kids Get Physically Sick
30:32
Summary: In this episode, I talk about how the relationship between child anxiety and stomach issues and other health conditions.   In this episode you will learn:   How anxiety impacts anxious kids physically. How to help kids with anxiety work through physical manifestations of their anxiety. Parenting tips on how to handle your child's stomach issues when it is caused by anxiety.   Related Articles: The One Thing Every Kid with Anxiety Should Be Doing Are Your Children's Worries Making Them Sick? My Stomach Hurts. I Can't Go to School!
May 02, 2017
PSP 013: Parenting Your Child Through a Panic Attack
29:30
Apr 25, 2017
PSP 012: 5 Things Good Parents Do That Actually Hurts Self-Esteem
31:08
Summary: In this episode I talk about the 5 things that we all do that can actually hurt children's self-esteem.   In this episode you will learn: How fostering independence improves self confidence and self-esteem. How sometimes letting your kids fall and not rescuing them is the best thing you can do. How to use praise to improve self-esteem. How to use structural criticism without crushing self-esteem.   Related Articles: 5 Things Good Parents Do That Actually Hurts Self-Esteem   Are you into giving back?   If you are finding this podcast helpful, there is no better way to show your gratitude than to leave a review.
Apr 17, 2017
PSP 011: 4 Things Parents Get Wrong About Childhood OCD
30:46
Summary: In this episode I discuss the 4 things parents get wrong about childhood OCD. OCD in children can be confusing. I go over the most common myths and misperceptions.   Articles on Child OCD: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/ocd-in-children/ https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/childhood-ocd/ https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/child-with-ocd/    
Apr 11, 2017
PSP 010: Parenting and Sleep Problems | Addressing bedtime fears
45:35
Summary: In this episode, I talk about how to handle one of the biggest parenting issues - bedtime! If your child is having sleep problems or bedtime fears or anxiety, this episode is for you!   Discussed articles: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com/how-to-fight-anxiety/ http://www.anxioustoddlers.com/how-to-fight-anxiety/   Anxiety E-Course: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety   Guided Imagery: https://www.maggiedent.com/shop-category/audio/audio-downloads/ http://amzn.to/2ozjrUV   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com To join our private Facebook groups visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparenting/ For AT Parenting E-Courses visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For Anxiety Books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78   Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers  
Apr 04, 2017
PSP 009: Parenting with Anxiety | How to Keep Your Own Anxiety Out of Your Parenting
22:16
Summary: In this episode I talk about how anxious parents can keep their anxiety out of their parenting. Tricky, but it can be done!   For more parenting support visit: http://www.anxioustoddlers.com   To join our private Facebook groups visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparenting/   For AT Parenting E-Courses visit: http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com   For my anxiety books visit: https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWA   Join the fun on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78   Other social places I hang out: http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlers http://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers    
Mar 28, 2017
PSP 008: 5 Unrealistic Expectations People Place on Kids with ADHD
21:22
Summary: In this episode I will discuss 5 unrealistic expectations parents, teachers and well-intentioned friends and family place on kids with ADHD.   In this episode you will learn:   Why telling kids with ADHD to not fidget does not make sense. How to help your child regulate their volume without nagging. How to channel your child's energy without getting angry. How to avoid common parenting pitfalls that sets both you and your child up for failure.   Related Articles and Products: The Link Between ADHD and Anxiety: Why Anxious Kids can Be Misdiagnosed with ADHD 5 Unrealistic Expectations People Place on Kids with ADHD Textured Chew Necklaces   Are you into giving back?   If you are finding this podcast helpful, there is no better way to show your gratitude than to leave a review.   Don't miss an episode! Subscribe.
Mar 15, 2017
PSP 007: Child Anxiety and School Refusal | Parenting an Anxious Child Who Refuses to Go to School
28:09
Mar 13, 2017
Want to Help Your Anxious Child? Avoid These 9 Mistakes: PSP 006
23:59
Mar 07, 2017
PSP 005: Parenting & Teaching Body Safety: 7 Crucial Areas Parents Miss
20:06
Feb 28, 2017
PSP 004: Parenting Kids Who Don't Talk: A Child Therapist's Secrets to Getting Kids and Teens to Open Up
21:28
Feb 26, 2017
Are You Missing These 5 Uncommon Signs of Child Anxiety?
25:35
Feb 22, 2017
PSP 002: 5 of the Weirdest Parenting Tips a Child Therapist Has to Offer
16:39
Feb 19, 2017
PSP 001: Beyond Stranger Danger| 6 Off the Wall Tips That Can Save Your Kid's Life
19:54
Feb 13, 2017
PSP 000: Welcome to AT Parenting Survival Podcast
07:42
Feb 13, 2017