Self-care means taking the time to do things that help you live well and improve both your physical health and mental health. When it comes to your mental health, self-care can help you manage stress, lower your risk of illness, and increase your energy. Even small acts of self-care in your daily life can have a big impact.
OCD is a mental health condition that causes repeated unwanted thoughts, called obsessions. This can trigger compulsions—the urge to do things over and over to deal with the troubling thoughts. You don’t need to have both to have OCD.
Not all children and teens respond to stress in the same way. Some common changes to watch for.
Testing a child should be much more than a score. It should also include an assessment of the child’s functioning so he or she may learn to overcome their individual challenges. An IEP should be sculpted to meet a child’s need and should track the progress of the child’s educational growth.