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... Tonight I asked her why she does this. Number one she said she stopped awhile ago and number two she said she feels like they are sticking up and ready to fall out anyway. That she can feel it when she touches them? ... (24 replies)
... I suppose I can do that, I was just fearing that there may be something bigger bothering her, I think I will make that call today, its so hard to believe she could have a disorder or a problem, she is almost 12, very popular and is running for class president, she is head on her soccer team and gets great grades, whew, I wish I knew....for sure... Thank you for your response. (7 replies)
... The term they use for children pulling out hair, whether it's eyelashes, eyebrows, twisting of hair, etc. is Trichotillomania. It is said that with a child your age it may be because of stress, habit, or being anxious. ... (7 replies)

... this thread really hits home, I am a 34 yr old who pulls her hair out litterally, For me it is am abandonment issue and it is how I delt with it as a child, Now it is a blind habit, when I am bored or stressed it is how I deal with it. I am guessing but the stories I have read the kids too are using it as a stress management technique. I hope you can get help for your kids.... (24 replies)
... This is a disorder called trichotillomania, a compulsive hair pulling problem. ... (1 replies)
... ediatrician..he said to gently remind her to stop when i see her doing it and to ignore it the rest of the time..dont pressure her, he said. i also took her to a child psych who wants to put her on a strong med called trazedone. i am going to try what the pediatrician suggested first. ... (24 replies)

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