Parenting a kid with anxiety? Then this episode is a MUST LISTEN. Beth and Emily discuss with Dr. Kristen Criado, a pediatric psychologist, the ins and outs of parenting children who struggle with clinical anxiety. We ask allllll the questions, so tune in to find the answers that may turn into THE answers you need for your kiddo.
Check out these resources mentioned in the episode:
- Addressing Childhood Anxiety
- Eight Tried-and-True Tips to Parent a Child with Anxiety
- Guide to Choosing a Therapist from the Anxiety & Depression Association of America
- How My Tween’s Anxiety Triggered My Own
- For books to help your child cope with anxiety, check out some options from Magination Press by the American Psychological Association
- The Hidden Emotional Trauma Parents Don’t Realize They Inflict
- The Number One Way to Make Anxiety Worse in Kids and Adults
Dr. Kristen Criado received her PhD in 2008 from the University of Florida and completed her internship and fellowship at the University of Miami. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas and is approved by PSYPACT to practice telepsychology in Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina. She is certified in parent-child interaction therapy.
She specializes in helping children, teens, and adults cope with anxiety, such as worries, phobias, anxiety disorders, and OCD; she uses evidence-based approaches, including cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP). She also supports people living with the ongoing physical, mental, and emotional challenges of a chronic medical condition.
Original musical composition, “Play Time,” created by Jacob Tilton.