Help and advice for son (10)
My son is 10 and we think has trich. While he was in
year 4 my wife spotted he was pulling his eyelashes.
After us trying to help we contacted his school who
were great and he started seeing the school
counselor for help with anxiety. He was worrying
about being told off in school and this was making
him anxious. Over the next week's and months his pulling got less and he stopped seeing the counselor. We were made up with his progress with very few relapses.
He is now in year 5 and we thought we had cracked it
untill tonight when my wife discovered he had pulled
a large patch from the front of his scalp. To say we
are devastated is an understatement. He said he has
been pulling for a few weeks but didn't know the
patch was so bad. Lucky he has his hair so it can't be
seen as he is now worried about being bullied for it.
Has anyone had similar and what can we do to help?
We are lucky he does talk to us and is open but we
really want to help before it's to late. Should we
continue with the school or do we need to visit the
doctors to get help, or should we be looking to find
someone privately? Any help, advice, experience
would be greatly received. We just want our beautiful
little boy to get through this and not impact the rest of
Thank you in advance