Supporting Kids with OCD: Early Signs and Family Balance

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On ‘What’s Trending’, hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest therapist Jenna Watson discuss early detection of OCD symptoms and how to provide support while maintaining healthy family dynamics.

Spotting the Signs

Early signs of OCD in kids can include heightened anxiety, a need for perfection, and repetitive actions done in an attempt to ease that anxiety.

The Effort Matters Most

Jenna stresses that focusing on a child’s effort, rather than results, is crucial. If a child with OCD is trying their best, that should be celebrated, lessening the pressure to be perfect.

Finding Balance

It can be challenging to support a child with OCD without letting it dominate family life. Jenna emphasizes focusing on the positives and being flexible as a family unit.

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