Question: Hi, I'm Claudia a working mom of a 3 year old girl, my question, could my little really have OCD, since she was a year old (i stayed at home until she was a year old) i left her in day care, the day care mother told me that she would not get her hands dirty by painting, eating colouring or even by playing in the garden, recently it has gotten worse, she will not wear any piece of clothing if she thinks it is even a bit wrinkled, or dirty, she wants to wash her hands every few minutes and will have a fit if i cant help her right away, if she indeed have OCD how do i as a mother help her to deal with it.?
She is a only child and my husband and i are at the end we need help.
Answer: Dear Claudia;
I suggest you find someone who is specialized in children's mental health for an evaluation. It is possible whether or not it is probably is another matter. A professional who is specialized in this area will be able to address this issue.
M Kay Keller