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PSP 071: Are You an Introverted Parent Raising an Extroverted Kid? Tips on How to Survive!

6/19/2018
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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?...

Duration:00:37:53

PSP 070: When Anxiety & OCD Starve our Kids: ARFID and Restrictive Eating

6/5/2018
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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...

Duration:00:32:31

PSP 069: 4 Things Only a Parent Raising an Anxious Child Would Get!

5/29/2018
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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.

Duration:00:34:31

PSP 068: Parenting with Anxiety: Learn How to Crush Your Own Anxiety

5/22/2018
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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...

Duration:00:35:06

PSP 067: Harm OCD: What it is and How to Help Kids Who Have It.

5/15/2018
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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...

Duration:00:33:56

PSP 066: What to Do When Your Child’s Therapy isn’t Progressing

5/8/2018
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“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.

Duration:00:25:12

PSP 065: Motivating Kids to Crush Anxiety or OCD When They Have No Fight in Them

5/1/2018
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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...

Duration:00:46:14

PSP 064: Answering Questions About Medicating Kids for Anxiety or OCD

4/24/2018
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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...

Duration:00:31:00

PSP 063: Are you a Mom with Social Anxiety? How to Not Only Survive But Thrive.

4/17/2018
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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...

Duration:00:39:35

PSP 062 : How to Help a Child Who Pulls Hair or Picks Skin: Interview with Aneela & Ellen from Habitaware

4/10/2018
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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...

Duration:01:05:42

PSP 061 : An Interview with Chris Baier, the Producer of Unstuck: An OCD Kids Movie

4/3/2018
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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...

Duration:00:46:26

PSP 060: Keep Calm & Carry On While Raising Kids with Anxiety and OCD

3/27/2018
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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...

Duration:00:26:31

PSP 059 : Helping Kids with Anxiety by Doing the Opposite of What Feels Right: Interview with Dr. Kaylene Henderson

3/20/2018
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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...

Duration:00:33:43

PSP 058 : Kids Will Get Better Anxiety Relief if They Understand Anxiety: Interview with Karen Young from Hey Sigmund, Author of Hey Warrior

3/13/2018
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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.

Duration:00:46:13

PSP 057: The Impact of Technology on Kids with Anxiety and OCD: Interview with Dr. Adam Pletter

3/6/2018
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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...

Duration:00:54:46

PSP 056 : Did You Know Strep Can Cause OCD Symptoms? Learn About PANDAS/PANS in My Interview with Beth Maloney

2/27/2018
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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...

Duration:00:58:50

PSP 054: Exposure and Response Prevention Ideas for Parents Helping Children with OCD

2/13/2018
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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.

Duration:00:43:41

PSP 053: ERP for OCD & Anxiety: What it is and Why it is So Effective

2/6/2018
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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...

Duration:00:48:13

PSP 52: Tackling Doubt: Child Anxiety and OCD’s Lethal Weapon

1/30/2018
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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.

Duration:00:30:46

PSP 51: Learning How to Find the Core Fear Behind Your Child’s Anxiety or OCD

1/23/2018
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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...

Duration:00:32:44