Life is so busy and stressful at times. The last thing we want to deal with is a lice problem in our own homes and add to that feeling of stress. Between homework, business affairs, after school activities and quality family time, life can already seem overwhelming. So, how should we stop and react when our children end up with lice? Remember that this can be a stressful and uneasy situation for your child as well. Here are a few things to remember.
The most realistic first reaction might be to become upset. We know it’s hard but try to avoid that. Lice is nobody’s fault and can happen to anyone so there is no point crying over “spilled milk”. We know that lice is a major nuisance and can mess with your head, but your child will look to you for support and reassurance. They might be upset or embarrassed themselves about it, so keep that in mind. Parents actions typically are reflected by their children so try not to freak them out either.
Let Them Know What is Going On
Before you deal with the problem you will have to explain to your child what is going on. Try to keep the conversation straightforward and your answers simple. Making the problem seem complex or tricky could overwhelm your child. Stressful situations can give children a reason to act out and feel uneasy which might make them not want to deal with the problem at all. Watch their behavior for anything that is out of the norm or alarming. Just make sure they know they can talk to you.
Offer a Listening Ear
Give comfort and strength by showing you are aware of their feelings. School kids can sometimes be cruel and unfortunately lice is a topic that kids can be made fun of for having. Let your child know that lice can happen to anyone. Many people think that if you have lice you are “dirty”, however, some scientists will argue that people with clean hair get lice more often. Ask them questions and give them the chance to respond. Listen. Asking specifics or about a detail of the circumstances might break the ice a little more and help your child feel like opening up. Be calm, not pushy. Show patience and care.
Sometimes, especially with lice, myths and over exaggerations can cause worry for young children. They don’t know what is real and what is blown out of proportion. After simply explaining lice and the process for removing it, allow your child the chance to ask you questions. Make them feel reassured that you are in control, willing to help and ready to handle it. The professional staff at Lice Clinics of Canada can be your best support in removing lice from your family. We also want to make sure you feel reassured as well.
There are solutions out there that will help your family become lice free as well as prevention methods that you can to use to keep the problem in check. Lice Clinics of Canada is here to consult with and are trained and equipped with the fastest, most effective method of getting your family lice free. We use the AirAlle heated air technology that guarantees you are lice free in just 90 minutes! Call us anytime at 519-208-5423. We will do our best to get you into the clinic right away to rid your family of this problem once and for all!