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My son`s behaviour is an obsesive compulsive behaviour? I need help

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  • Posted By: joaquina
  • February 26, 2009
  • 11:21 PM

Dear friends,
I have a 5 year old son, who has passed through many changes: we have moved to a new country, I have a baby, a girl(5 months old). He has to use glasses and the problems that I am having with my child are:
He hits his school mates.
He hurts his fingers with his hands until they start to bleed
He is in a bad mood.
I treat him with all the patience I can have. The teachers have told me that he is very intelligent but he has problems with his thick power capacity (he can not controll his strength, he is a big boy for his age).
I am very worried, we are going to be in touch with a psicologist (my husband and I), but I am very worried about his fingers they are all wounded and injured.
Thank you so much for your help, and God bless you all.



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  • There is no obsessive compulsive symptoms that you have described.
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  • There is no obsessive compulsive symptoms that you have described.Joaquina, many children experience emotional distress after big changes. When my family moved from Florida to Colorado, my daughter began obsessively licking her lips until they were chapped and bloody. Once she made new friends and settled down, that ended. I also distracted her by giving her gum to chew and put Caramex on her lips. My son developed a twitch at the same age (8-9) that appears to be going away. He also started hitting himself in the head, he seemed to do it playfully but it was repetitive and obnoxious. But that stopped too. Many kids struggle at certain ages and show their nervousness with "ticks" or repetitive actions and sometimes behavior that actually hurts them but it goes away. Stay calm, he needs a happy, calm mother to help him with the transition. And it won't hurt to talk to a psychologist no matter what!Good luck
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