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

PSP 049: Explaining Anxiety to People Who Don’t Get it: Helping Siblings, Family & Friends

January 09, 2018, 8:19 am • 46m

How many times have you heard people say things like,“you just coddle him too much” or “you just need to be tougher with her!” Some other oldies but goodies are, “She doesn’t act that way for me” and “he’ll grow out of it. Don’t worry.” Sometimes explaining anxiety to people who don’t get it can make your head spin. Trust me, I get it. I have bitten my tongue so many times - I have callouses. What about if those people are your other kids? What if you hear things like, "Why do you treat him like that?" or "If that was me I would totally get in trouble!" How can you explain anxiety to your other children so they can "get" their anxious sibling and maybe even help and not hurt the situation? ***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! Sign up for my weekly email newsletter: one of my online classes:To view the entire online school library, go to:http://anxioustoddlers.teachable.comClasses include:How to Crush Social Anxiety Kids with OCD Moral OCD in Kids Kids to Crush Anxiety Kids with Anxiety or OCD Through Difficult Behaviors Kids Who are Scared to Sleep Sensory-Based Anxiety of Live Anxiety and OCD Classes (20 hours of class replays) list of helpful anxiety products: To join my private Facebook group visit: a list of my books visit: the fun on my YouTube channel: Other social places I hang out:*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit

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