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scissors - May 29th 2011, 02:12 PM

...whenever i have scissors i need to cut stuff, whether it is clothes, paper, card ect.

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Re: scissors - May 29th 2011, 02:46 PM

Why do you feel the need to do that? If you can figure that out, it might help you stop. As for stopping, maybe try and avoid being around scissors so that you don't have that urge to cut things and if you are, try and distract yourself. Don't let yourself give in and cut anything, it's easier said then done, I know but over time you're control over the need to do it will improve.
   
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Re: scissors - May 29th 2011, 06:49 PM

i agree with the above post... but if its not possible for u to not b around scissors then id say u should wear hair ties around ur wrist and when ur near scissors tie the hair tie around them so u cant cut stuff with em. hopefully that will help. a rubber band works too


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Re: scissors - May 30th 2011, 05:46 AM

In all honesty, its something that I do too.
A lot of teens with ADHD do that, I do.
I have it severly, maybe you can ask your doctor about testing.
Definitely talk to your doctor about this odd habit if it doesnt end.
I hope it helps. <3
   
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Re: scissors - May 30th 2011, 01:08 PM

Stay away from sissors as much as possible. If you can't, (like in school you're around them alot) then always carry around a piece of paper to cut up. If you just cut it up into little tiny pieces, then try and make it a craft like a snowflake. It'll be hard, but try and restrain yourself from the other things (cloths cards etc) and just cut the paper. In time, try to make less and less snowflakes (or whatever you choose) and then, in time, hopefuly your sissor habbit will be broken hope this helps
   
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Re: scissors - May 30th 2011, 05:18 PM

Like all of the above have mentioned, trying to stay clear of scissors is the best way to go around things. Maybe putting them in drawers would help, just so that you can't see them

In school it shouldn't really be a problem, because they only give scissors out if you need to cut and stick something anyway ... but if you find it's interfering, going to see your doctor, or talking to you Mum could help <3




   
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Re: scissors - May 30th 2011, 08:52 PM

I think the first thing that needs to be done, is to determine whether its a completely overwhelming obsession or just a desire. If its the first then I think there needs to be a bit more thought about why and how to go about helping yourself. Of all the obsessions I have heard of, this is probably one of the least destructive, but I can understand your concern.


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