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My son seems to have some compulsive behavior

My 3 1/2 year old son has started to exhibit some behavior and I don't know if it's a "normal" attempt for control or something else. He reacts and gets very upset if he gets wet - even a drop and he needs to change his clothes immediately. If he can't he gets very upset. He has now started washing his hands frequently - he complains that they feel sticky. It seems that he sometimes has to wash them a few times before that feeling goes away. Again, he gets very upset over this. He used to be a very laid back child and this behavior seems to be getting worse. Not sure what to do???? Anyone with similar situation?

Re: My son seems to have some compulsive behavior

This sounds almost like an obsessive compulsive disorder. It's worrying for a child of this age to display this sort of behaviour. I think you should take him to a doctor, just to get it checked out. It could be a sign of abuse, so keep a close eye on him.