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

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

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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.
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I know there are a bazillion awareness weeks and months. Every cause, issue or disease has a color or a month. But I wanted to talk to you about why OCD Awareness Week is so important and how you can take part with even the smallest of gestures.OCD is one of the most misunderstood disorders. Which is sad considering it can be one of the most debilitating conditions a person can experience. Part of the reason OCD is so debilitating is due to the lack of understanding OCD. Kids are misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all.Stereotypes perpetuate shame and guilt.People remain quiet out of fear of embarrassment and labeling.So what could help with this? Knowledge. Spread the knowledge in any way you can. You can check out all the inspiring things the International OCD Foundation is doing this week to bring OCD awareness out from the shadows by clicking here.Help your child.Use this week to celebrate your child. Show them videos and pictures people are posting using the hashtag #FACEYOURFEAR and #OCDWEEK to show them how other people are being brave in support of them.Have a movie night where you make popcorn and watch the documentary Unstuck: an OCD Kids Movie.Educate yourself and others by taking my free online mini-course, Misunderstanding About Childhood OCD. Understand Your Child’s OCD. Learn the Facts. Enroll and watch it here.***Parents do you need more support? Join my AT Community at: Http://www.atparentingcommunity.com Here’s are more resources I offer parents 👇🏻❤️ Get a free PDF on some of the most common reasons why kids are scared to sleep:PDF short link:Http://bit.ly/sleepfears My new online class “How to Help Kids Who are Scared to Sleep” is open! To learn more go to:Www.bit.ly/sleepclass19Sign up for my weekly email newsletter:https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172Subscribe to my Podcast: The AT Parenting Survival Podcast https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/podcast/ Sign up for my online class Handling Difficult Behavior in Kids with Anxiety or OCDHttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/difficult-behaviorSign up for my online class Crush Social Anxiety (for adults too)!Http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxietySign up for my online class: Teach Kids to Crush AnxietyHttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxietySign up for my online OCD class: Parenting Kids with OCDHttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocdSign up for my online Class: Crushing Moral OCDHttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/moral-ocdFor more support parenting a child with anxiety or OCD visit:http://www.anxioustoddlerstoTeens.com Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products:https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/ To join my private Facebook group visit:https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/For AT Parenting online classes visit:http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.comFor my anxiety books visit:https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWAhttps://www.anxioustoddlers.com/parenting-anxious-kids-ebook/Other social places I hang out:http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlershttp://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlershttp://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlershttp://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
One of the biggest struggles parents have is motivating their child to work on OCD. Who can blame them? Working on OCD can be extremely difficult and overwhelming. But, there is a tool in the toolbox that many parents haven’t explored – that’s ACT. In this week’s episode on the AT Parenting Survival Podcast, I invited Dr. Patricia Zurita Ona (Dr. Z) on to talk to us about how we can use ACT to help kids with OCD.She offers fun, creative ways to incorporate ACT principles into our exposures.Dr. Z is the author of the new book, The ACT Workbook for Teens with OCD. She is also the author of Mind and Emotion. She is also the author of several other books including: Mind and Emotions: A Universal Treatment for Emotional Disorders, Escaping the Emotional Roller Coaster: Act for the Emotionally Sensitive and Parenting a Troubled Teen. To learn more about Dr. Patricia Zurita Ona’s work go to:Eastbaybehavioraltherapycenter.comFor her books go to:ACT Workbook for Teens with OCD (available for pre-order now):https://amzn.to/2IzqLbQEscaping the Emotional Rollercoaster: ACT for the Emotionally Sensitivehttps://amzn.to/31VzMDFParenting a Trouble Teen: Manage Conflict and Deal with Intense Emotions with ACT - https://amzn.to/2OzJRm1Mind and Emotions: A Universal Treatment for Emotional Disordershttps://amzn.to/2LUil0tAcceptance and Comittment Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder (available for pre-order now):https://amzn.to/2OsgwJX***This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the guidance of a qualified professional.Visit my website at www.ATparentingSurvival.comInterested 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/740ba8cd83/92109b7172Take one of my online classes:To view the entire online school library, go to:http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.comClasses include:How to Crush Social Anxietyhttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxietyParenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocdCrush Moral OCD in Kidshttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/moral-ocdTeaching Kids to Crush Anxietyhttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety Helping Kids with Anxiety or OCD Through Difficult Behaviorshttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/difficult-behaviorsHelping Kids Who are Scared to Sleephttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/scared-to-sleepHandling Sensory-Based Anxietyhttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/sensory-anxietyLibrary of Live Anxiety and OCD Classes (20 hours of class replays)http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/libraryUltimate list of helpful anxiety products:https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/ To join my private Facebook group visit:https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/For a list of my books visit:https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWAJoin the fun on my YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out:http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlershttp://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlershttp://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlershttp://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
We many think my sweet, anxious child will never do drugs. In fact, how could she? She’s afraid of her own shadow! I am right there with you. But our young, anxious kids often turn into depressed, overwhelmed teens. The last thing we want is for them to self medicate. That’s why talking about drugs when they are young is so important.There comes a time when our kids think we “don’t get it.” Our kids lean on their peers for support. They think only other 16-year-olds get their pain (as scary as that might sound).We don’t want to wait until our window of opportunity is gone! That is why I am having some hard conversations with my anxious seven and nine-year-old. Their ears are open. They have lots of questions. I am pouring information that they are filing away for a later stage of life. Kids are wide open to talk about drugs at this age, but many of us worry about doing it.This week I invited the hysterical Tiffany Jenkins from Juggling the Jenkins, to the AT Parenting Podcast. She came on my radar after many parents in my audience kept sharing her hysterical videos on Facebook and Youtube. As I dived deeper into her work, I discovered a more serious side to Tiffany. She is a recovering drug addict. She has used her fame and platform to educate others on the dangers of drugs. In her memoir, High Achiever to shares the inner workings of a person struggling to beat an addiction and all the turmoil it brings with it.In the podcast she shares her raw and real truth and with it gives parents a chance to make a difference in their children’s lives. Check out Tiffany’s Youtube channel, her Facebook page, her podcast, Take it or Leave it and her book, High Achiever. I couldn’t stop listening and binge listened to it in a few days (it’s on audible).***This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the guidance of a qualified professional.Visit my website at www.ATparentingSurvival.comInterested 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/740ba8cd83/92109b7172Take one of my online classes:To view the entire online school library, go to:http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.comClasses include:How to Crush Social Anxietyhttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-social-anxietyParenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocdCrush Moral OCD in Kidshttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/moral-ocdTeaching Kids to Crush Anxietyhttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxiety Helping Kids with Anxiety or OCD Through Difficult Behaviorshttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/difficult-behaviorsHelping Kids Who are Scared to Sleephttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/scared-to-sleepHandling Sensory-Based Anxietyhttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/sensory-anxietyLibrary of Live Anxiety and OCD Classes (20 hours of class replays)http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/libraryUltimate list of helpful anxiety products:https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/ To join my private Facebook group visit:https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/For a list of my books visit:https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWAJoin the fun on my YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out:http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlershttp://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlershttp://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlershttp://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
It seems like more and more these days we are having to cope with some horrific things. Mass shootings, school shootings, bombings, hate crimes, environmental disasters and devastating weather are things that we and our children have to contend with all too often. How do we talk to kids when something bad happened?It is tricky. Many of us just avoid it altogether. But unfortunately our kids do not live in a bubble.I invited Dawn Huebner to the AT Parenting Survival Podcast to dive deeper into this topic. She is one of my absolute favorite authors! She is the author behind What to Do When You Worry too Much, Outsmarting Worry and What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck…just to name a few!She has just released her new book called, Something Bad Happened. In her new book, she helps kids process local and global tragedies that are happening all around us. She gives a beautiful perspective and an uplifting view on a somber topic.On the podcast, Dawn offers some great advice for parents and gives her perspective on how to help our kids in these changing times.To check out her new book, Something Bad Happened go to: https://amzn.to/2m9j1Vu***To sign up for the free picky eating online workshop go to: www.bit.ly/pickyeatingworkshop19To enroll in Alisha Grogan's picky eating online class, go to: www.bit.ly/pickyeatingclass19 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Dealing with extreme picky eating can be a lonely journey. Barely anyone gets it. People will tell you all sorts of things. Some to lift you up and some to tear you down, but neither wind up being helpful.He won’t starve to death You should force him to eat (as if it was just that easy!) If he was my child… (that’s never a good sentence) Aren’t all kids kind of picky? You let her eat just that?! Ugh. I could go on and on. But it brings back too many bad memories.Kids have extreme picky eating for a variety of reasons. They can have sensory issues, fears of choking, mechanical and structural issues, intrusive thoughts around food… the list can go on and on.But often, we all have one common goal between us. We want our kids to eat. We want our kids to be healthy. This week on the AT Parenting Survival Podcast, I have invited my friend and go-to picky eating expert, Alisha Grogan, Pediatric OT, to talk to us about the difference between typical picky eating and extreme picky eating.She also has a free workshop series out this week that runs from 9/17/19 to 9/24/19 called The 2-Step Process for Moving Your Child from Picky Eater to Healthy Child. Click here to enroll now before it goes away. She is awesome: www.bit.ly/pickyeatingworkshop19. She offered some really good insight into picky eating in this episode!***This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the guidance of a qualified professional.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/740ba8cd83/92109b7172To 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-anxietyTo sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocdTo sign up for my online class: Crush Moral OCD in Kidshttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/moral-ocdTo sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxietyhttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxietyUltimate list of helpful anxiety products:https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/ For more parenting support visit:http://www.anxioustoddlers.comTo join my private Facebook group visit:https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/ For AT Parenting Online Classes visit:http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.comFor my anxiety books visit:https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWAJoin the fun on my YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78 Other social places I hang out:http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlershttp://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlershttp://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlershttp://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Hands down the number one fear I deal with as a child therapist is the fear of bad guys. It isn’t surprising. I remember being a child myself, sitting in my bed, blanket up to my neck, wondering not if, but when would I be attacked.The fear is often dealt with platitudes like:I’m right here Who is going to hurt you Nothing has ever happened to you Why do you worry so muchIn this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast, I explore why those platitudes aren’t helpful and what to do and say instead.To get a free PDF on 15 of some of the Most Common Reasons Why Kids are Scared to Sleep, go to: www.bit.ly/sleepfearsTo learn more about the sleep class go to: www.bit.ly/sleepclass19 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the guidance of a qualified professional.Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Click below to join us!http://www.atparentingcommunity.comSign up for my weekly email newsletter:https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172To 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-anxietyTo sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocdTo sign up for my online class: Crush Moral OCD in Kidshttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/moral-ocdTo sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxietyhttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxietyUltimate list of helpful anxiety products:https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/ For more parenting support visit:http://www.anxioustoddlers.comTo join my private Facebook group visit:https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/For AT Parenting Online Classes visit:http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.comFor my anxiety books visit:https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWAJoin the fun on my YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78Other social places I hang out:http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlershttp://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlershttp://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlershttp://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
You are done. You can’t take it anymore. When will things get better? How long is this going to last? Will things ever change?Raising a child with anxiety or OCD can be beyond exhausting. You are not alone. Many of us have been there. We know what it is like to want to hit the escape button. We know what it is like to go to bed ridden with your own feelings of anxiety and hopelessness. All the What If’s and catastrophic thinking are hard to shut off. There is hope. When all the light is gone and all you see is darkness, it can be hard to feel hopeful. This week on the AT Parenting Survival Podcast, I am shining a light into your darkness, to let you know… It will be okay. ***This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the guidance of a qualified professional. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the guidance of a qualified professional.Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Click below to join us!http://www.atparentingcommunity.comSign up for my weekly email newsletter:https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172To 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-anxietyTo sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocdTo sign up for my online class: Crush Moral OCD in Kidshttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/moral-ocdTo sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxietyhttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxietyUltimate list of helpful anxiety products:https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/ For more parenting support visit:http://www.anxioustoddlers.comTo join my private Facebook group visit:https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/For AT Parenting Online Classes visit:http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.comFor my anxiety books visit:https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWAJoin the fun on my YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78Other social places I hang out:http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlershttp://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlershttp://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlershttp://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
 “We don’t see it, he’s great for us.” “Nope, we don’t have any issues with her.” “Anxiety? Are you sure?” “OCD? I never see him wash his hands.” (eye roll to that one) “He is a perfect angel when he is with me.”Ugh. These types of comments can make you doubt all that you know and see.Is it me? Am I causing her anxiety? Am I causing this behavior? Do I make his OCD worse?You are not alone. Parents everywhere are having these thoughts. They toss and turn before they go to sleep. They have pangs of doubt, guilt and anger when their child turns into a puddle for them and holds it together for everyone else.So what is going on? Well let’s put the parental guilt and shame down for a minute and look at some alternative perspectives. In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast episode, I talk about why many of our kids with anxiety or OCD have the hardest time when they are us. And why it often has nothing to do with the parenting.***This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the guidance of a qualified professional.Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Click below to join us!http://www.atparentingcommunity.comSign up for my weekly email newsletter:https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172To 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-anxietyTo sign up for my online class: Parenting Kids with OCD http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/child-ocdTo sign up for my online class: Crush Moral OCD in Kidshttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/moral-ocdTo sign up for my online class: Teaching Kids to Crush Anxietyhttp://anxioustoddlers.teachable.com/p/crush-anxietyUltimate list of helpful anxiety products:https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/reduce-child-anxiety/ For more parenting support visit:http://www.anxioustoddlers.comTo join my private Facebook group visit:https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/For AT Parenting Online Classes visit:http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.comFor my anxiety books visit:https://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Daniels/e/B011K5IIWAJoin the fun on my YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/anxioustoddlers78Other social places I hang out:http://www.facebook.com/anxioustoddlershttp://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlershttp://www.twitter.com/anxioustoddlershttp://www.instagram.com/anxioustoddlers** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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Kate Wright

soooooo helpful....just listening at 3:30am as my 5 year old has her first panic episode. thank you for this podcast. my friend put me into it and I'm so grateful.

Sep 28th
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