My heart goes out to all who have teens with OCD. My son is 16 and is really hitting a new low. Last night we had a major conflict eruption and finally talked through it to a place where I am understanding that I have to really exercise my ability to remove all the anger from my actions with him. I always know it is not his fault and yet I get so angry sometimes that he isn't doing things he could do (in my perspective) It is really tricky to navagate parenting a teen and setting expectations when there is so much he literally can't do. I just purchased a program called the Linden Method and it does seem to be very good, but the whole premise is that this guy developed it who has had severe anxiety problems and claims this system works because it is based on the understanding that OCD and all anxiety disorders are not a mental illness, What do you all think of this? ANyone esle heard of the Linden Method. Anyone used this with a teen? ANy ideas of how to work with a teen in a way that honors their desire to be their own person and be in charge of their life, yet helping to guide them and offer them ideas for things to try to help with their OCD. It seems when I try to offer ideas, my son feels I am doubting his abilities to do things himself. This is so DARN hard to navagate. IDEAS, Please?
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