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Each week Dawn answers a frequently asked question about child and teen anxiety. Dawn spent thirty years working with, writing about, and supporting parents and children in her private clinical practice and now as the owner of Child Anxiety Support, a membership for parents of anxious kids and teens.
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AT Parenting Survival Podcast: Parenting | Child Anxiety | Child OCD | Kids & Family

Natasha Daniels: Child Therapist, Child Anxiety and Child OCD Expert

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The truth is we are all surviving parenting one day at a time. Add child anxiety or childhood OCD and it can be overwhelming! On The AT Parenting Survival Podcast your host Natasha Daniels will ride the Parental roller coaster with you. She will teach you parenting approaches to help child anxiety and OCD, she’ll give you a new perspective on common parenting problems and will re-invigorate your sparkle for parenting. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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This week's question is a common one: "I am super busy. How can I prioritize working on my child's anxiety?" In this episode, we'll explore the importance of addressing anxiety, finding the time to do so, and a unique program designed to work with busy parents. So, if you've been wondering how to make anxiety a priority in your family's busy schedu…
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It has been so nice to see all these films addressing our children’s mental health issues. The more these struggles can be normalized, the less stigma they’ll be for our kids! A couple of week’s ago I discussed whether you should show your child with OCD the film Turtles All the Way Down. If you missed that one, you can check it out here. (Link to …
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In this week's episode we talk about helping anxious children understand their feelings of resentment and blame toward their parents. As children navigate the tumultuous teen years and battle with anxiety, it's natural for them to push back against their parents. We discuss the complexities of this issue, providing understanding and guidance for pa…
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Raising a child with anxiety or OCD can bring with it so many struggles, including our own grief and overwhelm. It is easy, and tempting, to bury our own raw emotions around our child’s anxiety or OCD struggles. But honoring and processing our feelings is equally important. In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast I have an honest conversation …
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In this episode, we talk about how guilt can hinder decision-making and the importance of moving forward despite feeling guilty. I emphasize the significance of setting boundaries, managing anger, and maintaining loving connections with our anxious children. Tune in to gain practical advice on navigating the complexities of parenting an anxious chi…
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John Green’s new movie Turtles All the Way Down goes a long way in helping the OCD community educate the world about OCD. But should your child or teen with OCD see the movie? Well, I have mixed thoughts on that. In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast I dive into the pros and cons of the movie Turtles All the Way Down and which kids would ben…
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In this episode, we're getting into some solid strategies to help out kids dealing with negative self-talk. We tackle the challenges of the tween and early teen years, discuss the impact of social anxiety, and give parents some practical tips to support their anxious children.由Dawn Friedman MSEd
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It can take so much energy to find a qualified OCD specialist to finally assess and diagnose your child with OCD. But what are you to do when your child rejects the OCD diagnosis? In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast I talk about some common reasons why a child might reject an OCD diagnosis and where to go from there. 🌸 Get in-depth support…
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Anxiety and OCD can rob our kids of so many things, including their self-esteem and self-worth. It is easy for them to feel hard on themselves when their anxiety or OCD is knocking them down. Often kids are extra hard on themselves during these times. As parents we are intensely focused on helping our kids navigate anxiety or OCD, but there are som…
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What will your anxious kids look like when all grown up? Amanda Stern and I are two possibilities. Amanda Stern is the author of the beautiful and raw memoir, Little Panic, a story about growing up with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I invited Amanda back onto the AT Parenting Survival Podcast to discuss what it was like growing up with anxiety. We…
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There are many assumptions about ERP, Exposure Response Prevention, the go-to approach to treat OCD in kids. Some parents (and therapists) don’t understand how ERP is supposed to work, how it is done and what one should expect. In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast I explore the most common assumptions about ERP that are incorrect. 🌸 Get in-…
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When you bring your child to a cardiologist, you expect they know all the evidence based treatment interventions to help your child. When you bring them to an endocrinologist you assume they are an expert in all things endocrinology. But sadly you cannot assume the same when seeing a mental health therapist. The truth is not all therapists are prop…
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There is nothing worse than seeing the first signs of anxiety or OCD return. It is a stomach dropping kind of feeling. It can bring all those old emotions flooding to the surface. But the good news is the return of anxiety or OCD doesn’t mean your child is starting from scratch. All those past skills are still there under the surface. In this week’…
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It can be a struggle to know how to help a child with separation anxiety. Separation anxiety impacts the whole family. Often parents jump into doing exposures or challenges around separating, without fully understanding the core fear behind their child’s struggle. In this week’s episode of the AT Parenting Survival Podcast I explore two most common…
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One of the biggest questions I get from parents is, “Why does my child’s anxiety or OCD show up more for me?” It can be a source of contention when one parent sees all the struggles and the other parent sees nothing. It can cause people to finger point and waste unnecessary energy playing the blame game. The truth is…that is the norm. In this week’…
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Our parenting style directly impacts how we approach our child’s anxiety or OCD. How do you feel about setting boundaries? What emotions do you feel when your child is in distress? How do you feel when you pull back your accommodations around anxiety or OCD? Our parenting style plays a role in these questions. Your parenting style wasn’t developed …
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The wrong therapist can wreak havoc on a children’s OCD. That is why it is so important for parents to understand what are evidenced-based approaches specifically for OCD. It is also key to have the skills to decipher a qualified therapist from a non-qualified therapist. When Eve started having intrusive thoughts, she privately went to google to fi…
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It can be hard to help kids navigate anxiety and OCD. Sometimes adding some creative ways to help validate, normalize and build skills to handle anxiety or OCD can be gold! One of my favorite ways to do that is through storytelling. Storytelling is a powerful tool. It can help kids understand how anxiety and OCD work. It can help talk about anxiety…
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A parent contacted me about an 8-year old whose separation anxiety means their child meltsdown every time she tries to leave the house. We talk about what we need to know and give a brief overview on how what we're doing might unintentionally be encouraging meltdowns (and what to do instead).由Dawn Friedman MSEd
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Raising a child with Emetophobia, the fear of throw up, can be an isolating experience. It brings with it all sorts of fears. What if they can’t overcome their struggles? What if they can’t go to school? What if they stop eating entirely? It is important that parents don’t feel alone on this journey. That is why I was so thrilled when Lauren, a par…
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Your child is paralyzed with fear. They are nauseous. They are faint. They are immobilized. It is hard to watch as a parent. For many of us it can trigger our own panicky response. When our kids are spiraling out of control it can be so easy for us to spiral with them. It often takes a concerted effort to remain calm and be the anchor our child so …
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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy has been a helpful therapy modality for many people with anxiety and OCD. Often parents wonder how this therapy can be adapted to help children. I invited Dr. Tamar Black to the AT Parenting Survival Podcast to explain what Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is and how it can help our kids with anxiety and OCD…
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