I need some insight on how to handle rituals. This is the definition: "Rituals such as hand washing, counting, checking, or cleaning are often performed in hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away. Performing these rituals, however, provides only temporary relief, and not performing them increases anxiety. Left untreated, this often chronic, relapsing illness can take over a person's life." When did you notice rituals and what have you done to help your difficult child to handle them? What sort of rituals did your child exhibit. Thanks for any help you can share.