Author: Bonnie Zucker, Psy.D.
Product Code: 6663
ISBN: 9781618216663
Pages: 184
Availability: In stock.

Parenting Kids With OCD provides parents with a comprehensive understanding of obsessive-compulsive disorder, its symptoms, types, and presentation in children and teens. The treatment of OCD is explained, and guidelines on how to both find appropriate help and best support one’s child are provided. Family accommodation is the rule, not the exception, when it comes to childhood OCD; yet, higher accommodating is associated with a worsening of the child’s symptoms and greater levels of familial stress. Parents who have awareness of how they can positively or negatively impact their child’s OCD can benefit their child’s outcome. Case examples are included to illustrate the child’s experience with OCD and what effective treatment looks like. OCD worsens when there is increased stress for the child; therefore, stress management is an essential component for improvement. Parents will learn how to manage stress in themselves and encourage effective stress management for their children.


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by Jonah Green
on 4/27/2018
from Kensington, MD
The Same Detailed, Specific and Clear Guidance I Have Come to Expect From Dr. Zucker
Just the high-quality I have come to expect from the author of Anxiety-Free Kids.  She is very specific in explicating the child's experience and the impact of this very serious condition and then moves on to very specific treatment recommendations.  Her sections on finding the right therapist and supporting the therapy are extremely helpful, and the case examples help parents understand how to apply all of this very helpful guidance.  I am the director of a large mental health practice, and I am recommending that all of my clinicians read this, and recommend it to parents of children who suffer from OCD.
by Sheryl Hendrix
on 10/31/2017
A useful book for the parents of those who exhibit OCD symptoms
[Zucker] talks about what to expect as parents begin the process of seeking treatment for their child, of ways to manage stress both in their own lives and in the lives of the child and his/her siblings, and provides a list of resources and references for parents to begin the process of helping the child overcome the obsessive thoughts that lead to the compulsions. This book seems to be a very straightforward and useful book for the parents of those who exhibit OCD symptoms and I would strongly recommend it as a first step in helping one's child.
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