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  • Why Medication Is Not The Answer For Most Hair Pulling Children

    Using medication is a controversial topic and only a parent can decide if this is the right approach for their child.  Parents often feel pressured by family members, school or medical authorities to medicate.  I understand that it can be very difficult to know when, or if, medication is right for your child.  Here’s my perspective:

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  • When It May Be Important to Try Medication for a Hair Pulling Child

    If your child swallows her hair, medication may be a worthwhile and necessary step to take, but only if you can find a medicine that stops her from pulling.  Of course, as you've already read, it may not be easy to find a medication that will do this. 

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  • What Is Trichotillomania: An Inside Perspective

    Hair pullers pull out the hair from their scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, pubic areas, legs and armpits, creating noticeable bald patches.  Some munch on the follicle (white bulb) or even chew and swallow the hair.  Some follow other habitual or ritual behaviors—playing with the hair or brushing it against a cheek, for example.  Many pull uncontrollably for hours each day.

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  • Advice on Choosing a Counselor to Help With Ending Trichotillomania

    I offer recommendations in Why Won’t My Child Stop Hair Pulling? so that parents can work on their own issues and mentor their children to healing.  Because I realize that this approach won’t be right for all families, here are some suggestions for those who choose to seek professional counseling for their hair pulling child. 

    My hope is that you will use these recommendations to get the very best counselor and counseling experience possible.  I recommend finding one who will push and usher you and your family through the healing process so that you will not waste time and money on unproductive counseling experiences.

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  • Advice for Hair Pulling Children and Teens:  My Child is Being Teased At School!

    Unless the situation is extreme or your child is less than five or six, she should be supported to handle dealing with other children by herself.  This way, she will begin to develop skills to handle these types of situations throughout her life.  However, because of the sensitivity and low self-esteem of hair pullers, she may not feel up to the task of dealing with things herself. 

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  • Advice for Parents of Hair Pulling Children and Teens:  Dealing With Administrators, Teachers And Coaches

    While some school officials are familiar with trichotillomania because they have already encountered it in some form, many more are not.  You can help to educate them and help them to join your family’s team so as to provide your child with the best support system possible.

    I’ve written a draft letter for you to use to speak from or to send to your child’s teacher or coach.

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  • Help for Hair Pulling Children and Teens: A Visit to the Hairdresser

    A visit to a hair stylist is one of the events that challenge a hair puller the most.  Whether or not your child is directly confronted with questions about her lack of eyebrows, eyelashes or bald spots, most sit through the experience frozen and terrified, ready to run out the door at a moment's notice.  That is definitely how I felt.  If the stylist said anything to me about my bald patches, I'd lie like crazy and never return.  Talk about mortifying! 

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