What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Ocd

What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Ocd

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by Dawn Huebner, Bonnie Matthews
     
 

What To Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Revealing OCD in a whole new light, this interactive self-help book turns kids into super-sleuths who can recognize OCD's tricks. Engaging examples, activities, and step-by-step instructions help children

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What To Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Revealing OCD in a whole new light, this interactive self-help book turns kids into super-sleuths who can recognize OCD's tricks. Engaging examples, activities, and step-by-step instructions help children master the skills needed to break free from the sticky thoughts and urges of OCD, and live happier lives. This is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to work toward change. Included in the book is an extensive Introduction to Parents and Caregivers.

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Children's Literature - Karen Leggett
Your seven year old will not eat a meal without asking if there is poison in her food. Your twelve year old has to do everything twice. Your nine year old apologizes incessantly, fearful someone has taken offense. Parents of children with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) will roll their eyes with understanding—and desperation—at these familiar situations—and there may be a million kids with OCD just in the United States. This handbook is designed to be used by parents with their children, offering a clear and often humorous description of OCD as a trickster or a toddler who has tantrums that must be controlled. Children are given step-by-step behaviors and activities to help them take control of their OCD impulses. "You can be like a repair-person, helping your brain to work more smoothly again." The illustrations include silly cartoons and blank spaces for young readers to write words or pictures. "Draw yourself overpowering OCD." Children are encouraged to identify their own obsessive or compulsive thoughts and actions and then talk back to "show OCD who's boss." It is a positive, hopeful approach that just might work—and it would certainly enable parents and children to laugh a little about a problem that more often brings tears and screams.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591478058
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Series:
What to Do Guides for Kids Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
95
Sales rank:
59,262
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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