Self-led Parenting: A Group for Parents of Anxious Kids

Parental support accounts for roughly fifty percent of the success of the treatment of children and teens with OCD and anxiety. But our own anxiety and confusion often get in the way of helping our kids. Parenting kids with anxiety is often counter-intuitive and can be emotionally challenging. This group will allow you to meet with other parents with the guidance of an anxiety specialist who is also the parent of a child with OCD. This group will integrate principles from Internal Family Systems as well as SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions).

Discussion will include:

  • Common parenting traps and how to stop falling into them
  • Working with your own reactive and anxious parts
  • Balancing self-care and supporting the whole family
  • Setting realistic goals and effective limits, choosing your battles
  • Constructive approaches to being with your child’s fearful, frustrated and angry parts
  • Building confidence and courage with compassion
  • Other relevant topics that arise within the group

Cost is $100 per group
This will be an ongoing group, limited to 8 participants
Bi-weekly commitment required
Initial consultation required to be sure this group is right for you