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Anxieties, Obsessions, and Compulsions

Patterns of intrusive, distressing thoughts (obsessions), repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions) performed to alleviate the distress, and heightened states of apprehension and fear (anxieties) often related to specific triggers or situations.

OCD and Anxiety Disorders
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Help for OCD and Anxieties

Seek Professional Help

At the Pediatrician
  • Consult a mental health professional, such as a child psychologist or psychiatrist, who specializes in treating OCD and anxiety disorders.

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and, in some cases, medication may be in order.

Promote Open Communication

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  • Encourage your child to talk about their thoughts and feelings without judgment.

  • Be a good listener and validate their emotions.

  • Create a safe and non-judgmental environment where they can express their worries and fears.

Educate Yourself and Your Child

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  • Learn as much as you can about OCD and anxiety disorders to better understand your child's condition.

  • Share this information with your child in an age-appropriate manner so they can also grasp what is happening to them.

  • Knowledge can help reduce fear and stigma.

Implement Supportive Strategies

Child Psychologist
  • Establish a Routine, Set Realistic Goals, and Encourage Healthy Habits

  • Practice Relaxation Techniques: Teach your child  deep breathing, mindfulness, or progressive muscle relaxation to manage anxiety.

Parent Resources for OCD and Anxieties

Helpful Products for Anxieties

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Emotional Wellbeing

Promoting Proper Development from Conception Onward

It may very well "take a village to raise a child," but the days of villages, communities, and even extended families in raising children are long lost. Without built-in supports, many modern parents of the neurodivergent find themselves utterly exhausted, overwhelmed, lost, guilt-ridden, and burnt out

NeurOm is here to help fill that void. 

At NeurOm, our vision is to rekindle the spirit of the village in today's modern world, providing a robust and compassionate support system for parents and caregivers of neurodivergent children. We aspire to create a community that surrounds these families with unwavering support, understanding, and resources, enabling them to navigate the neurodivergent journey with resilience, hope, and the assurance that they are never alone.

Core Values

Community Reimagined: We believe in redefining the concept of 'it takes a village' for the modern age, building a virtual village that spans the globe and is there for every caregiver of a neurodivergent child.

Empathetic Connection: We are committed to fostering deep connections within our community, where empathy, active listening, and shared experiences create bonds that strengthen and uplift.

Resilience and Hope: We provide not just support but also a wellspring of hope and resilience to caregivers, helping them find strength in their journey.

Guidance and Resources: We offer a wealth of carefully curated resources, information, and expert guidance to empower caregivers with knowledge and options.

Inclusivity: Our village welcomes all, regardless of background, geography, or neurodivergent condition, and we celebrate the rich tapestry of diversity within our community.

Preventing Burnout: We are dedicated to ensuring that caregivers have the tools and support needed to prevent burnout, guilt, and overwhelm, promoting their own well-being as they care for their children.

Advocacy for Change: We advocate for a world where neurodivergent children and their families are fully embraced and supported, striving for systemic change in education, healthcare, and societal attitudes.

 

With this vision, NeurOm envisions a world where caregivers of neurodivergent children are no longer isolated or overwhelmed but are part of a thriving global village that stands by their side, offering strength, resources, and hope throughout their journey.

Product and Service Vetting

 We've done the research and reviewing for you. 

All products are selected to be: safe and non-toxic, comfortable for children with sensory uniqueness, development enhancing and developmentally appropriate, and easy to maintain and clean.

All services, classes, and therapies are vetted to best meet the developmental needs of children and to help ease the burdens of their parents.  

Most importantly, the villagers only display products and services that we strongly believe will improve the quality of your and your neurodivergent children's lives. We only bother with the MUST HAVES or the SUPER HELPFUL!

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