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Why Parents Shouldn’t Rationalize with OCD
This episode is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the guidance of a qualified professional.
It is so tempting to try and rationalize with our child’s OCD. It’s a knee jerk reaction that most of us do at some point. We might try to problem-solve their OCD issues away. We might try to bombard them with facts. We might try to convince them that their compulsive behavior won’t do what OCD says it will do.
But it is all a waste of breath. And worse than that, it can do some unintentional harm.
In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast I talk about why we shouldn’t rationalize with our child’s OCD and what to do instead.
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