Head Lice Education

Moving Past the Social Stigma of Head Lice Begins with Education

Head Lice Education

When “Lice Happens” it is normal for a family to panic and have feelings of shame, guilt and disgust. The panic, along with all of the other feelings you and your family are having are valid only because of the social stigma that accompanies an infestation. 

It is important that parents and caregivers are compassionate and take into consideration that the member(s) of the household that contracted lice, more than likely, have feelings of embarrassment and shame. Sympathizing and communicating with the family member that has head lice, is key to keeping them calm. Tell them that they did nothing wrong, that head lice is a normal part of life, lice have been around for centuries, and an infestation can be treated quickly and efficiently. 

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