Avoid Overprotecting Children With OCD

Dr. Karen Cassiday of Chicago's Anxiety & Agoraphobia Treatment Center discusses how the thing that might be most intuitive for an adult parenting a child with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) - protecting them from it - might actually be the worst thing they can do. 

Anxiety & OCD treatment can be very counterintuitive until you understand the basics of how anxiety feeds off avoidance, distraction & reassurance. We're all wired to get away from anxiety or unpleasant feelings when they get intense. However, we can make the choice to stay with them in order to learn we can handle this very human emotional experience.

 

http://beyondocd.org/expert-perspectives/articles/avoiding-the-overprotection-trap-a-therapists-advice-for-parents-of-kids-wi#.VA4bIa-ZmzA.link