- Jan 16, 2015
Hi there! I have a nine year old son who has some very obvious signs of OCD coming on the scene. I dealt with OCD in my teen years and it still comes back to haunt me during high stress times. Things are progressing very quickly with my son and I am going to schedule an appointment for him to see a doctor. I wanted some feedback from you all about how to break the ice about telling him he "might" have OCD. I say, "might," because I'm not a doctor, although it is very clear to me. I don't want to just take him to the doctor and spring it on him there. I'd like to talk to him about it beforehand but I don't want to say the "wrong" thing to him. I think it will help that I can relate to what is going on but he is definitely experiencing it worse than I did. I've walked in on him doing "rituals" and he looks so embarrassed and it just breaks my heart. I realize that I've had so many opportunities to talk to him about it, and only I know how to talk to my kid, but I would just love some honest feedback on how to break the ice. I don't want to make him feel bad.