275 episodes

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.
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

AT Parenting Survival Podcast: Parenting | Child Anxiety | Child OCD | Kids & Family Natasha Daniels: Child Therapist, Child Anxiety and Child OCD Expert

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 969 Ratings

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.
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    PSP: 262 The Wait-and-See Approach to Anxiety or OCD

    PSP: 262 The Wait-and-See Approach to Anxiety or OCD

    How often do we hear from family, friends and even doctors that we should “wait and see” if it gets worse. We should wait and see if the anxiety or OCD grows bigger. We should wait and see if anxiety or OCD becomes debilitating. We should wait and see if it is truly an issue.
    It is like watching a tornado slowly approach your home and waiting to see if you really need to go seek shelter.
    When we proactively help our kids with any anxiety or OCD issue we help them long term. The skills our children learn for anxiety or OCD also help them with life in general.
    In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast I talk about why the wait-and-see approach for anxiety or OCD isn’t only bad advice, it can be detrimental to your child’s long-term success.
    FREE VIDEO SERIES: Happening May 12th through May 20th, 2022
    Join me for my FREE video series, Survival Tools for Parents Raising Kids with Anxiety or OCD. In this series you’ll learn quick, effective approaches to help motivation, build skills and develop an effective therapeutic home environment to help kids with anxiety or OCD long term. 
    🌸 Click here to sign up so you don’t miss this!
    ***
    This podcast episode is sponsored by NOCD. NOCD provides online OCD therapy in the US, UK, Australia and Canada. To schedule your free 15 minute consultation to see if NOCD is a right fit for you and your child, go to
    https://go.treatmyocd.com/at_parenting
    This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the guidance of a qualified professional.
    To join the AT Parenting Community go to: www.ATparentingcommunity.com
    Visit my website at www.ATparentingSurvival.com
    Sign up for my weekly email newsletter:
    https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172


    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 42 min
    PSP: 261 Helping Anxious Kids Try New Things with Dawn Huebner

    PSP: 261 Helping Anxious Kids Try New Things with Dawn Huebner

    Anxious kids often have a hard time trying new things. This might impact what they’ll eat, what activities they’ll try or how they feel about going to new places. It can permeate their lives in a way that limits their experiences and holds them back.
    When we cater to these fears we can unintentionally grow them bigger. But when we force our kids to try new things we can them shut down. 
    So what are parents supposed to do? 
    The key is to help our kids build skills so they can not only tolerate new experiences, but eventually enjoy them too!
    In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast I invited Dawn Huebner back to the show to discuss ways we can help our kids build these skills.
    In Dr. Dawn’s book, Facing Mighty Fears About Trying New Things, she teaches kids 6-10 years old how to bravely face new things.
    To get 15% off any of Dr. Dawn’s Mini Books About Mighty Fears, including this one, use the coupon code MIGHTYFEARS15 by June 30th, 2022 on the publisher’s website here.

    FREE VIDEO SERIES: Starting May 12th, 2022
    Join me for my FREE video series, Survival Tools for Parents Raising Kids with Anxiety or OCD. In this series you’ll learn quick, effective approaches to help motivation, build skills and develop an effective therapeutic home environment to help kids with anxiety or OCD long term. 
    🌸 Click here to sign up so you don’t miss this!
    ***
    This podcast episode is sponsored by NOCD. NOCD provides online OCD therapy in the US, UK, Australia and Canada. To schedule your free 15 minute consultation to see if NOCD is a right fit for you and your child, go to
    https://go.treatmyocd.com/at_parenting
    This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the guidance of a qualified professional.
    To join the AT Parenting Community go to: www.ATparentingcommunity.com
    Visit my website at www.ATparentingSurvival.com
    Sign up for my weekly email newsletter:
    https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172


    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 42 min
    PSP: 260 Handling Sexual Themes Around OCD

    PSP: 260 Handling Sexual Themes Around OCD

    OCD can be stigmatizing enough, but when you add sexual themes it can add another layer of guilt and shame. 
    It can also make parents and even therapists uncomfortable! 
    How are you supposed to deal with a sexual intrusive thought that makes you squirm? What if your child’s lack of motivation is due to the embarrassment over the content of their thoughts?
    I invited Tracie Ibrahim, an OCD therapist with NOCD to help me unpack the many ways sexual themes can pop up and how to help them through it!
    FREE VIDEO SERIES: Starting May 12th, 2022
    Join me for my FREE video series, Survival Tools for Parents Raising Kids with Anxiety or OCD. In this series you’ll learn quick, effective approaches to help motivation, build skills and develop an effective therapeutic home environment to help kids with anxiety or OCD long term. 
    🌸 Click here to sign up so you don’t miss this!
    This podcast episode is sponsored by NOCD. NOCD provides online OCD therapy in the US, UK, Australia and Canada. To schedule your free 15 minute consultation to see if NOCD is a right fit for you and your child, go to
    https://go.treatmyocd.com/at_parenting
    This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the guidance of a qualified professional.
    To join the AT Parenting Community go to: www.ATparentingcommunity.com
    Visit my website at www.ATparentingSurvival.com
    Sign up for my weekly email newsletter:
    https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172


    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 49 min
    PSP: 259 Helping Kids with Fears of Animals & Insects with Dawn Huebner

    PSP: 259 Helping Kids with Fears of Animals & Insects with Dawn Huebner

    Many kids have fears of animals and insects, but for some it can dominate their lives. They might worry about seeing the feared animal or insect. They might go out of their way to avoid an encounter. It might be an all consuming fear that impacts the things they love and enjoy.
    In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast,I invited author and psychologist, Dawn Huebner to help us learn how to help our kids with these fears.
    Dawn Huebner is the author of the popular books, What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck and What to Do When You Worry too Much. Check out her new mini books on mighty fears that include Facing Mighty Fears About Animals.
    Other resource:
    How to Not Accommodate Your Child’s Anxiety or OCD with Eli Lebowitz
    ***
    This podcast episode is sponsored by NOCD. NOCD provides online OCD therapy in the US, UK, Australia and Canada. To schedule your free 15 minute consultation to see if NOCD is a right fit for you and your child, go to
    https://go.treatmyocd.com/at_parenting
    This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the guidance of a qualified professional.
    To join the AT Parenting Community go to: www.ATparentingcommunity.com
    Visit my website at www.ATparentingSurvival.com
    Sign up for my weekly email newsletter:
    https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172
    Take one of my online classes:
    To view the entire online school library, go to:
    http://www.ATparentingSurvivalSchool.com


    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 44 min
    PSP: 258 The Impact of Child Anxiety or OCD on Marriages

    PSP: 258 The Impact of Child Anxiety or OCD on Marriages

    There are many things that can put a strain on marriages. Once the honeymoon is over it can be a struggle to agree on finances, household chores and parenting. When anxiety or OCD is in the mix it can make a hard situation even harder.
    Couples can struggle with a variety of issues around their child’s anxiety or OCD including:
    -Disagreeing on the seriousness of their child’s anxiety or OCD.
    -Blaming each other or their parenting for the issue.
    -Wanting to approach the issue differently.
    -Resentful that they are doing more than their partner.
    And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
    Anxiety and OCD is draining enough. Couples don’t need to drain each other on top of it. In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast I talk about the many issues couples might encounter while raising a child with anxiety or OCD, and how they can work through them.
    ***
    This podcast episode is sponsored by NOCD. NOCD provides online OCD therapy in the US, UK, Australia and Canada. To schedule your free 15 minute consultation to see if NOCD is a right fit for you and your child, go to
    https://go.treatmyocd.com/at_parenting
    This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the guidance of a qualified professional.
    To join the AT Parenting Community go to: www.ATparentingcommunity.com
    Visit my website at www.ATparentingSurvival.com
    Sign up for my weekly email newsletter:
    https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172


    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 54 min
    PSP: 257 Helping Kids with “Pure O” and Mental Compulsions

    PSP: 257 Helping Kids with “Pure O” and Mental Compulsions

    Many kids have what some people call “pure O” or purely obsessional thoughts. But more often than not those obsessional thoughts are quieted by a menu of mental compulsions that go along with it. So what is a parent to do if their child is doing unseen mental compulsions?
    I explore “Pure O” and mental compulsions in this week’s episode of the  AT Parenting Survival Podcast.
    ***
    This podcast episode is sponsored by NOCD. NOCD provides online OCD therapy in the US, UK, Australia and Canada. To schedule your free 15 minute consultation to see if NOCD is a right fit for you and your child, go to
    https://go.treatmyocd.com/at_parenting
    This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the guidance of a qualified professional.
    To join the AT Parenting Community go to: www.ATparentingcommunity.com
    Visit my website at www.ATparentingSurvival.com
    Sign up for my weekly email newsletter:
    https://pages.convertkit.com/740ba8cd83/92109b7172


    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
969 Ratings

969 Ratings

ddm$ ,

Very helpful information

We have a child with anxiety and school refusal. This has been very illuminating for both my spouse and me.

TwinzDaddyO ,

Where’s my time machine?

Hi Natasha! My wife turned me on to your podcast & we recently became AT members. My wife mentioned several times how she wished to have this knowledge/wisdom earlier on. I concur. Just finished listening to the OCD impact on marriage episode. My heart broke for you as you shared about your husband. The loss could be felt over the sound waves. I’m so sorry. The Lord is a husband to the widow and a father to the fatherless. Thank you so much for investing in the lives of your listeners. God bless you and your family!

Bill Tressler

Sarah scorscher ,

There for us when we needed help in hours, not weeks

I started listening to this amazing podcast after my 5 year old suddenly developed very severe compulsive symptoms that led him to refuse all food and fluids. In one week, he went from a slightly anxious kid with no diagnosis, to the ER. Lining up a psychiatrist or therapy would take weeks, and we needed help in hours. When we were so desperate, this podcast, and Natasha’s website and videos, were there for us. Here we found the resources to help us understand what was happening and begin to help. And more than that, by being so willing to share her personal journey and that of her family, Natasha offered hope. Hope that we would not only survive this experience, but could even come out stronger, more self-aware, and more capable of offering help and compassion to others. In 10 days since we started listening and applying what we were learning, we have gone from a child who could not touch clothing, carpeting, furniture, his blanket, any object or person in his home, to one who is consistently meeting his calorie and fluid needs, wearing clothing, sleeping comfortably, and taking walks outside. He still has a long road ahead and we are working hard to get him connected to medication and therapy as fast as possible, but it’s hard to imagine any therapy that will be as important or transformative for our family as the advice we got from Natasha’s work. Thank you for what you have created!

Top Podcasts In Kids & Family

Dr. Becky Kennedy
National Geographic Kids
Tinkercast | Wondery
WBUR
Stories Podcast / Wondery
American Public Media

You Might Also Like

Debbie Reber
Susan Stiffelman
Dr. Becky Kennedy
Penny Williams
Dr Ross Greene
JLML Press