My DD (who's 5) has always had a bit of anxiety/ocd type issues but lately they are spinning out of control
Some of her issues:
She will say something "mommy I'm hungry.." and before I even have time to answer she goes "did you hear me say that, I said "mommy I am hungry, did you hear that" and I say yes love I did hear it...she does the same thing. I'll say somthing like "do you wanna go to the park?" and she'll say "okay! I said okay, did you hear me say okay? I said okay did you hear it.."
That's the most mild one.
She's also obsessed and very sensitive to media-type things. We were in Target and she saw a picture of someone with no shirt on (a man) and she was like "mommy I'm sorry, I looked at the picture, he had no shirt on, I'm so sorry I looked at it, he had no shirt on..." this went on all day. She kept saying at random times "I just thought about the man with no shirt on, I'm sorry momma.." We are a very open family in terms of nudity and private parts and talking things over -- we are also very sensitive as to WHAT she watches, so she's never seen anything that would traumatize her. Her other thing is that she says "I hate you, I hate you.." than she starts crying and says "I love you, I hate you, I don't know which one!" and I just hold her and say I know you love me, etc...
I had VERY similar issues when I was younger and my mother was NOT supportive, so I'm trying to be there for her but it's all day sometimes and it's exhausting me (just being honest. bah) I am NOT interested what-so-ever in medicating her, and we are working with her on some home things like making a mind jar to "quiet" her mind, we "dance the thoughts away.." and we also drew pictures of all things that make her happy to look at when she's feeling overwhelmed. Those things are helping 100% and dshe's mentioned how helpful they are
Has anyone dealt with something like this? Are there any supplements or things I can have her take to ease it? I'm also going to be doing a huge diet turn-around and eliminating things to see if that makes a difference.