PSP: 234: Why Consequences Don’t Work on Anxiety or OCD


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By Natasha Daniels: Child Therapist, Child Anxiety and OCD Expert, Parenting Coach and Parent, Natasha Daniels: Child Therapist, Child Anxiety, and Child OCD Expert. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Raising a child with anxiety or OCD is hard enough, but when you disagree with family members on how to approach it, the boat gets even rockier!

In my practice I often watched as family members bickered over whether they should consequence behavior that was anxiety or OCD related.

I would hear things like:

You coddle him too much

You just need to discipline her more

You can’t let them get away with that

In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast, I explain why consequences simply do not work on anxiety or OCD behavior and what to do instead.

Click here to take my online course: How to Handle Difficult Behavior Caused by Anxiety or OCD

Here is the research article I talked about in the podcast episode.


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