What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming OCD


Did you know that people have brain sorters that keep their brains from getting cluttered with unnecessary thoughts? Sometimes these brain sorters get mixed up, though, and brains get clogged with thoughts that really bother kids. If that has happened to you, if it’s hard for you to feel safe or sure of yourself because certain thoughts have gotten stuck, this book is for you.

This story guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Revealing OCD in a whole new light, this interactive self-help book turns kids into super-sleuths who can recognize OCD’s tricks. Engaging examples, activities, and step-by-step instructions help children master the skills needed to break free from the sticky thoughts and urges of OCD, and live happier lives. This is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to work toward change.



A Gold NAPPA (National Parenting Publications Awards) Winner!

Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Activity Books (Silver)

The way she [Huebner] hooks her ideas onto a child’s existing experiences in a colourful and imaginative way is brilliant” – Debby Elley, co-editor, AuKids Magazine“This is a great book that will motivate and educate.” – Portland Book Review

“Dr. Huebner tackles OCD in a way that is comprehensive, developmentally appropriate, and fun. This guide is an invaluable tool to demystify OCD and help children heal.” – Michelle Saidel, MD, clinical instructor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

About the Author

Dawn Huebner, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of children and their parents.

Bonnie Matthews has illustrated many children’s books. Her whimsical characters have also appeared in more than 100 magazines worldwide, as well as on gift wrap, greeting cards, tin cans and more.

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Dawn Huebner

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Ideal age

6 Years and up