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Thursday, June 15, 2017


I twirled my hair around my finger when I was a kid. It drove my Dad crazy. Then, many years later, my own daughter ate her hair and telling her that hair is dirty didn't help

I ran into this current article about this kind of behavior. first, I was thrilled to discover that my daughter and I weren't the only kids to twist, or eat, our hair? I flipped when I read it. I'd already guessed it might be an activity for self-soothing. However, I was surprised to learn that it could also be an illness called pica, a condition that causes kids to have unusual cravings.When you think about it, kids can eat some weird stuff. If you're interested, check out the article: http://www.livestrong.com/article/321173-why-do-babies-try-to-eat-their-hair/

Babies eating their hair?. Yikes! You should probably ask your child's pediatrician about your child's specific habit, bearing in mind that all caregivers often give up on what their pediatrician recommends.You're not the only one

My daughter, Julia, ate her hair for a longtime. It took a friend to help us solve our problem.  This friend suggested we throw Julia a "No More Hair Eating" Party if she gave it up. Yes, rewards really do work! Soon we were having a "No More Hair Eating" Party to celebrate her success. What does your child like to do more than anything? Incorporate that into your reward party for succeeding at something you want him to stop.  In fact, little parties work as rewords for lots of things. Try it

How about a bouncy house party, swim party, zoo party. dinosaur party... The party can be as large or as small as you want it to be. Have fun!!

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