The Talk: How To Explain To Your Children They Have Head Lice

How To Tell Your Kids They Have Lice
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How To Tell Your Kids They Have Lice

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What is the best way to tell my child her or she has lice? Obviously it would be difficult to give a definite answer for this topic as every child tends to react in a different way to stressful situations and the response will not always be same. While some children might not even care or think it is not such a big deal, some other children could react negatively and even suffer from minor depression after finding out they have lice.

Educators, parents and healthcare workers all over the world have been working towards keeping lice out of schools, but what happens when you have to break the news to your own child and let him or her know about head lice? You may ask yourself, “What is the best way to tell my child they have lice?

How to Keep your Child Calm When it Comes to Lice

Obviously, the first thing we need to do in order to prevent our child from freaking out is to educate our children on what head lice are, where do they come from and how to get rid of them. Unfortunately, the social stigma associated with head lice can sometimes be too much and the teasing and bullying resulting from this condition can be a lot for children to deal with it. But if we educate our children on what these little bugs are and they do contract lice, they will be more likely to react in a positive and calm manner.

Some of the points to emphasize when it comes to educating our children on head lice should be the fact that head lice are not known to carry any diseases. Unfortunately, this seems to be one of the most common misconceptions people have about head lice, and while some species of lice found in animals are known to carry certain diseases, the type of louse that resides on the human head is not known to carry any diseases, viruses or pathogens.

The other point that we need to emphasize when educating our children on head lice should be the fact that getting head lice has little or nothing to do with personal hygiene. Unfortunately, most people tend to associate lice with a lack of hygiene or unhealthy living conditions. The reality however, is that these factors have nothing to do with the actual lice, as the main way to get head lice is through direct head to head contact, or by sharing personal items that has been worn by people infested with head lice.

What to do about Lice

It is important to note that lice do not have wings. Lice cannot fly and lice cannot jump. Lice can only get around by crawling. Direct contact with a person or thing is always necessary for the lice to find a new host and this is perhaps one of the main reasons why it is important to treat your personal items and environment. Sanitize hair accessories and other non-washable items with our natural ClearLice household spray  and use our natural ClearLice laundry additive on washable items in order to make sure that any lice looking for a new host are exterminated before they get a chance to crawl onto someone else.

When the time finally comes to tell your son or daughter, we believe that the best way to do this is to simply be straightforward. It is important to let your child know that this problem can be dealt with easily and that thanks to treatments like ClearLice, they can go back to their regular activities the very next day. ClearLice natural lice treatment will get rid of lice from your head and home in one day.

Tell your children that lice are usually spread through direct contact and that it is likely there is an ongoing lice problem at their school, which is why they should avoid direct contact with other people’s hair as well as any direct contact with headgear such as helmets, baseball caps, beanies and headbands.

Finally, it is also important to note that we should never scold our children for catching head lice; the school environment is the prefect breeding ground for these nasty little bugs and while there are lice preventive treatments out there like our ClearLice lice prevention shampoo and leave-in condtioner, getting head lice is definitely a possibility at any given time and we should focus our efforts on preventing and treating this condition before it becomes a major problem. By focusing on eliminating lice and nits from our lives we can focus on getting back to our normal activities as soon as possible.

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