The worst enemy all parents face is the myth of the perfect parent. This is especially true when parents are raising a child with OCD, and even more so if you are the single parent of a child with OCD. Coupled with any guilt you may be erroneously taking on for “causing” your child's disorder, you may have feelings of insecurity, shame, confusion, and fear, all of which are common for a parent who is newly confronting OCD in a child. But that doesn't mean you can't get help and get over them. This chapter will cover some basic things you can do to stay mentally and physically fit and available to your child.