talking about lice

The topic of head lice is usually not the most popular one amongst parents, though it is a necessary one. Head lice spread most easily between friends, family, schoolmates, and team members. Here are a few tips on how to talk to other parents about head lice:

  1. Decide to just do it. No, we’re not Nike, but we know that talking to other parents about head lice is not on the top of anyone’s list of conversation starters. Now, talking about head lice doesn’t have to just be when there is an outbreak. In fact, we recommend talking about head lice with other parents in your community before any outbreaks occur, if possible. That way, everyone is more knowledgeable and hopefully comforted that they are not alone or an anomaly when someone in their family comes home with head lice.
  2. Learn the facts. When bringing up the topic of head lice to other parents, have some facts to bring to the table. Many people are scared of head lice without knowing anything about how the creatures actually behave. Head lice are harmless and infestations very treatable, and every parent should know this! Check out some of our recent blogs for more information you can bring to the discussion.
  3. Discuss a plan. Don’t just talk about how head lice are spread or ways to prevent head lice, but discuss a plan for what can be done in the case of a head lice infestation. In addition to knowing about effective head lice treatment, it is a good idea to discuss a plan for telling each other when head lice have been discovered. That way, no one is completely caught off-guard. Also, take into consideration your school’s lice policy, making sure everyone is on board. Additionally, we are your local head lice experts at Pediatric Hair Solutions, so don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or to set up a consultation appointment.
  4. Send a letter. At Pediatric Hair Solutions, we offer to send anonymous notifications to those who may be affected but would not take well to a phone call or face-to-face conversation about head lice. Our Lice Alerts are free and anonymous, making it easy for you to alert anyone in your community about the potential risk of a head lice infestation.

Talking to other parents about head lice is something best done as a preventative measure instead of after the discovery of an infestation. If you find yourself needing to warn other parents of a potential for head lice, be sure to double-check the situation. There is no need to spread false news, especially with the fears and myths about head lice that many people believe! Stay informed and mindful, noting that head lice are an unfortunate reality for many families. Learn more about how Pediatric Hair Solutions can help you treat head lice effectively and naturally.