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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.

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

    • Parenting
    • 4.9, 676 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.

    PSP 169: A Parent’s Journey Through Anxiety and Autism

    PSP 169: A Parent’s Journey Through Anxiety and Autism

    Autism can be a confusing disorder because it often comes with so many other comorbid conditions. Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can show signs of anxiety, OCD and ADHD. Initially it can be hard for parents and even professionals to get an accurate diagnosis.


    In this month’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast segment Member Spotlight, I talk to Lynn about her struggles trying to understand her daughter’s behavior. She talks about how her daughter was given an anxiety diagnosis early on, but how she felt like something was missing.


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    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.com


    Sign up for my weekly email newsletter:
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    Take one of my online classes:
    To view the entire online school library, go to:
    http://www.ATparentingSurvivalSchool.com


    Classes include:
    How to Crush Social Anxiety
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/crush-social-anxiety


    Parenting Kids with OCD 
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/child-ocd


    Crush Moral OCD in Kids
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/moral-ocd


    Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/crush-anxiety


    Helping Kids with Anxiety or OCD Through Difficult Behaviors
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/difficult-behaviors


    Helping Kids Who are Scared to Sleep
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/scared-to-sleep


    Handling Sensory-Based Anxiety
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/sensory-anxiety


    Library of Live Anxiety and OCD Classes (20 hours of class replays)
    http://www.ATparentingSurvivalschool.com/p/library


    Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products:
    https://www.ATparentingsurvival.com/reduce-child-anxiety/ 


    To join my private Facebook group visit:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/


    Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Get on the waitlist:
    http://www.atparentingcommunity.com


    For a list of my 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/ATparentingsurvival
    http://www.pinterest.com/ATparentingsurvival
    http://www.twitter.com/atsurvival
    http://www.instagram/ATparentingsurvival


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    • 26 min
    PSP 168: How to Spot OCD Symptoms in Teens

    PSP 168: How to Spot OCD Symptoms in Teens

    Most kids with OCD go into adulthood without a diagnosis. This means years of feeling different. Years of feeling ashamed. And years of little to no support. If parents and therapists can learn how to spot OCD symptoms in teens, we could help them save years of unnecessary pain and suffering.


    OCD requires a very specific therapeutic approach called Exposure Response Prevention (ERP). If a teen’s OCD symptoms are missed, they are also missing the help they so desperately need and deserve.


    Sadly teens with OCD who go undiagnosed have a higher likelihood of suffering from depression and ongoing symptoms.


    So what are the signs of OCD in teens? 


    It’s not always an easy thing to detect. Teens with OCD have had years to develop compulsions. Many of them have gotten very good at the art of hiding these behaviors.


    Let’s start with what OCD is and what it isn’t.


    OCD is not about being a “neat freak.” Many extremely messy teens are silently suffering from OCD. OCD is not about being obsessed with organizing. Many disorganized teens can still have OCD.


    OCD is about having an intrusive thought, feeling, image or song stuck in one’s head and the need to do or avoid something to get some brief relief. The problem is, the more you do or avoid, the bigger the OCD grows.


    OCD isn’t just about germs. In fact, many people with OCD don’t worry about germs. There are many different “sub-types” or themes around OCD.


    The common denominator though is this: They all have an intrusive thought, feeling, image or song in their head and they all do compulsions to get some relief. 


    So how can you tell if your teen has OCD?


    When in doubt, go see an OCD therapist to get a proper assessment. You can visit the International OCD Foundation’s therapist directory (www.iocdf.org/find-help) to see if there is anyone in your area. It is always good to be proactive and get professional help. This podcast episode is just to help jump start you in thinking about OCD in a different way so you don’t miss it.


    You can also check out NOCD teletherapy services at: https://go.treatmyocd.com/at_parenting


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    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.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


    Classes include:
    How to Crush Social Anxiety
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/crush-social-anxiety


    Parenting Kids with OCD 
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/child-ocd


    Crush Moral OCD in Kids
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/moral-ocd


    Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/crush-anxiety


    Helping Kids with Anxiety or OCD Through Difficult Behaviors
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/difficult-behaviors


    Helping Kids Who are Scared to Sleep
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/scared-to-sleep


    Handling Sensory-Based Anxiety
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/sensory-anxiety


    Library of Live Anxiety and OCD Classes (20 hours of class replays)
    http://www.ATparentingSurvivalschool.com/p/library


    Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products:
    https://www.ATparentingsurvival.com/reduce-child-anxiety/ 


    To join my private Facebook group visit:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/


    Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Get on the waitlist:
    http://www.atparentingcommunity.com


    For a list of my 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/ATparentingsurvival
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    • 24 min
    PSP 167: What is Emotional Contamination OCD?

    PSP 167: What is Emotional Contamination OCD?

    OCD can wreak havoc in any family. But one sub-type of OCD that can be particularly painful is emotional contamination OCD. Emotional contamination issues can hurt family relationships and confuse parents.


    Sadly most people, even mental health professionals, understand very little about how OCD can manifest. OCD isn’t just about germs and constant cleaning. OCD has many themes and sub-types. It is so important for families raising kids with OCD to educate themselves on the various ways OCD can show up. The best defense against OCD is to recognize it’s many disguises.


    In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast, I discuss what emotional contamination OCD is and how it shows up in children and teens.


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    You also don’t want to miss Alisha’s Picky Eating Workshop Series outlining the 2-Step Process to moving your child From picky eater to healthy child. It starts May 7th, 2020 but if you miss it, you can catch the replay. Register here: http://www.bit.ly/pickyeatinghelp


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    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.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


    Classes include:
    How to Crush Social Anxiety
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/crush-social-anxiety


    Parenting Kids with OCD 
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/child-ocd


    Crush Moral OCD in Kids
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/moral-ocd


    Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/crush-anxiety


    Helping Kids with Anxiety or OCD Through Difficult Behaviors
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/difficult-behaviors


    Helping Kids Who are Scared to Sleep
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/scared-to-sleep


    Handling Sensory-Based Anxiety
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/sensory-anxiety


    Library of Live Anxiety and OCD Classes (20 hours of class replays)
    http://www.ATparentingSurvivalschool.com/p/library


    Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products:
    https://www.ATparentingsurvival.com/reduce-child-anxiety/ 


    To join my private Facebook group visit:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/


    Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Get on the waitlist:
    http://www.atparentingcommunity.com


    For a list of my 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/ATparentingsurvival
    http://www.pinterest.com/ATparentingsurvival
    http://www.twitter.com/atsurvival
    http://www.instagram/ATparentingsurvival


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    • 23 min
    PSP 166: Moving our Kids with Anxiety or OCD from Dependency to Resiliency

    PSP 166: Moving our Kids with Anxiety or OCD from Dependency to Resiliency

    We all do things for our kids. But there comes a time when we do too much. We inadvertently send a message that they are not capable of doing things for themselves. Ironically this directly impacts their ability to independently fight their anxiety or OCD.


    In this episode of the AT Parenting Survival Podcast I talk about how to move our kids from dependency to resiliency one small step at a time.


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    You also don’t want to miss Alisha’s Picky Eating Workshop Series outlining the 2-Step Process to moving your child From picky eater to healthy child. It starts May 7th, 2020 but if you miss it, you can catch the replay. Register here: http://www.bit.ly/pickyeatinghelp


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    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.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


    Classes include:
    How to Crush Social Anxiety
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/crush-social-anxiety


    Parenting Kids with OCD 
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/child-ocd


    Crush Moral OCD in Kids
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/moral-ocd


    Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/crush-anxiety


    Helping Kids with Anxiety or OCD Through Difficult Behaviors
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/difficult-behaviors


    Helping Kids Who are Scared to Sleep
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/scared-to-sleep


    Handling Sensory-Based Anxiety
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/sensory-anxiety


    Library of Live Anxiety and OCD Classes (20 hours of class replays)
    http://www.ATparentingSurvivalschool.com/p/library


    Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products:
    https://www.ATparentingsurvival.com/reduce-child-anxiety/ 


    To join my private Facebook group visit:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/


    Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Get on the waitlist:
    http://www.atparentingcommunity.com


    For a list of my 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/ATparentingsurvival
    http://www.pinterest.com/ATparentingsurvival
    http://www.twitter.com/atsurvival
    http://www.instagram/ATparentingsurvival


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    • 24 min
    PSP 165: Three Ways to Help Anxious Kids with Picky Eating with Alisha Grogan

    PSP 165: Three Ways to Help Anxious Kids with Picky Eating with Alisha Grogan

    If your child is anxious, they are more likely to be a picky eater as well. This makes sense if you really
    think about it. Anxiety loves to scare our kids. It’s too dark. It’s too dangerous. Anxiety likes to whisper
    things about food too. It’s too chewy. It’s too smelly. What if’s like to have their turn too. What if I
    choke? What if it tastes really bad?


    In this episode of the AT Parenting Survival Podcast I invited Alisha Grogan, an Occupational Therapist
    and creator of the site, Your Kid’s Table to offer us three simple ways to help our kids with picky eating.
    Her ideas are simple to carry out, yet highly effective.
    You also don’t want to miss Alisha’s Picky Eating Workshop Series outlining the 2-Step Process to moving
    your child From picky eater to healthy child. It starts May 7 th , 2020 but if you miss it, you can catch the
    replay. Register here: http://www.bit.ly/pickyeatinghelp




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    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.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


    Classes include:
    How to Crush Social Anxiety
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/crush-social-anxiety


    Parenting Kids with OCD
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/child-ocd


    Crush Moral OCD in Kids
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/moral-ocd


    Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/crush-anxiety


    Helping Kids with Anxiety or OCD Through Difficult Behaviors
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/difficult-behaviors


    Helping Kids Who are Scared to Sleep
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/scared-to-sleep


    Handling Sensory-Based Anxiety
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/sensory-anxiety


    Library of Live Anxiety and OCD Classes (20 hours of class replays)
    http://www.ATparentingSurvivalschool.com/p/library


    Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products:
    https://www.ATparentingsurvival.com/reduce-child-anxiety/


    To join my private Facebook group visit:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/


    Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Get on the waitlist:
    http://www.atparentingcommunity.com


    For a list of my 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/ATparentingsurvival
    http://www.pinterest.com/ATparentingsurvival
    http://www.twitter.com/atsurvival
    http://www.instagram/ATparentingsurvival


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    • 34 min
    PSP 164: A Parent’s Journey Handling Her Child’s Separation Anxiety

    PSP 164: A Parent’s Journey Handling Her Child’s Separation Anxiety

    Clinical Separation Anxiety isn’t a toddler problem. In fact, symptoms often start to show up when kids are in elementary or middle school.


    Separation Anxiety Disorder isn’t about having a toddler follow you around. It is about having a child who experiences sheer panic when they are not by your side. It is about having a child who needs to know your whereabouts every second of every day.


    In this month’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast Member Spotlight segment, I interviewed Shannon, an AT Parenting Community Member and a mom to three kids. She graciously agreed to share with us her journey helping her kids with separation anxiety.


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    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.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


    Classes include:


    How to Crush Social Anxiety
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/crush-social-anxiety


    Parenting Kids with OCD
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/child-ocd


    Crush Moral OCD in Kids
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/moral-ocd


    Teaching Kids to Crush Anxiety
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/crush-anxiety
     
    Helping Kids with Anxiety or OCD Through Difficult Behaviors
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/difficult-behaviors


    Helping Kids Who are Scared to Sleep
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/scared-to-sleep


    Handling Sensory-Based Anxiety
    http://www.ATparentingsurvivalschool.com/p/sensory-anxiety


    Library of Live Anxiety and OCD Classes (20 hours of class replays)
    http://www.ATparentingSurvivalschool.com/p/library


    Ultimate list of helpful anxiety products:
    https://www.ATparentingsurvival.com/reduce-child-anxiety/


    To join my private Facebook group visit:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATparentinganxiouskids/


    Interested in my AT Parenting Community Membership? Get on the waitlist:
    http://www.atparentingcommunity.com


    For a list of my 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/ATparentingsurvival
    http://www.pinterest.com/anxioustoddlers
    http://www.twitter.com/parentingsurvival
    http://www.instagram/ATparentingsurvival
     
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