Taking the first steps to get support for hair pulling

Around three months ago I wrote about Amy’s compulsive habits and how she had started pulling her hair out again, causing significant thinning. Since then we’ve tried everything we can think of – I’ve spoken to her teacher who has given her a small teddy to hold on the carpet to keep her hands busy, we’ve started taping a sock onto her left hand at night so that she can’t get to her hair in her sleep (if we don’t tape it on, she takes it off in bed), we talked to her about it – explaining that if she keeps pulling her hair out it will think she doesn’t want it there and will stop growing back, we’ve talked about how she wants to have long princess hair or that she can have a really grown-up bob when she leaves it alone. And yet it’s getting worse. We keep…

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10 Reasons Asthma Blows

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