Great thoughts from my friend Janet.
Because my son has OCD, many of my posts focus on a parent’s perspective; what are the best ways we can help our children? But what if you are the child, and your parent is the one struggling with the disorder?
Of course, the issues children and their families face will differ depending on the ages and personalities of the children, as well as each particular situation. But no matter what their age, I think children need to be educated as to what OCD is and how it affects their parent. Good therapists can help provide age appropriate information, whether the “child” is four years old or forty.
Anyone who has ever lived with someone who suffers from OCD knows it is a family affair. Children naturally want to please their parents, and will likely accommodate their parent with OCD to make them feel better. “Yes, Mom…
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