First, let’s clarify Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). If your child likes his room organized, for example keeping his Legos in the red bin and his toy cars in the blue bin, then most likely he just wants to make sure he knows where his toys are for the next time he wants to play with them. That’s similar to how you keep your kitchen or tool shed “organized.” If your child has to have his books lined up so that the spines are perfectly aligned, then that might be more of OCD territory. Your child’s doctor or therapist will help guide you on this.
Either way, if your child has OCD tendencies, then most likely you are also dealing with feeding issues. Here are some simple tips that might help ease your meal time.
I would love for you to share any tips you feel will help too!
Kari Sharp, RDN
is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a mission to help children and their families achieve a healthful and nutritious lifestyle.