Does Your Child’s OCD Make Them Touch or Tap Things?
This video is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the guidance of a qualified professional.
OCD can make our kids do a ton of nonsensical things, including touching or tapping objects or people. This can happen due to all sorts of OCD intrusive thoughts. Perhaps something bad will happen if they don’t touch it. Maybe OCD says it won’t feel right until they do?
Regardless of why OCD is demanding them to do it, how do they stop it?
It comes down to how they would handle any OCD compulsion. OCD wants to be fed. It is an itch that wants to be scratched. The reality is, that the more you scratch it, the more it itches. It is a vicious cycle that offers no long-term relief.
In this week’s YouTube video for kids and teens, we talk about how to handle touching or tapping compulsions. Remember all compulsions can be handled in this same way.
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