Any advice appreciated for my daughter
My 12 year old daughter has finally admitted to me that she has been pulling out her eyelashes, after me quizzing her about it for about 3 months. She’s always been explained the small gaps by saying they just fell out, or she rubbed her eyes and some came out, and would get so upset if I tried to get her to open up more about it. Anyway, this morning she finally has, amongst lots of tears, saying she does it because they grow straight instead of curled - presumably like she the ones she sees on those with fake eyelashes... I’m not sure if she genuinely believes that reasoning, or if I can get her to admit the compulsion behind it. My husband has been doing this for 30 years, and has never been able to stop - he blames himself entirely for this and has buried his head in the sand. I therefore feel alone in trying to tackle this, but am desperate to help her whilst it’s still relatively early days. Is there any hope of conquering this permanently? Where do I start? Thank you so much to anyone who can help.