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I’ve had my fair share of nit experiences as a primary school teacher. They are not in any way fun. In fact, it’s amazing how these tiny little insects can create such a fuss. It can be emotionally distressing for the children involved and the parents. Sometimes, the parents can become quite harsh and judgemental towards other parents whose children have nits as well.
WHAT TO TELL CHILDREN
The fact is, it’s so important to encourage children to be tolerant of others with nits. There’s no need to ignore the fact by playing with eachother’s hair or rubbing heads! But there is definitely no need to display the fact a child has nits, by sitting half way across the room from them and excluding them from games. That can be seriously damaging and hurtful to the child and they are most likely already feeling terrible that they have nits in the first place. So please encourage your child to try and act ‘normal’ towards children with nits.
It can be frustrating when you constantly hear about the same child with nits, and then later find some in your own child’s hair. You might start playing the blame game and saying that because of that ‘other’ child yours keeps getting nits too! Please, if you think that, try not to say it to your child. Because most likely that will not hurt the parents, but the child with the nits, and it really isn’t fair that they should have to suffer with friendships because they have head lice!
WHAT WOULD A TEACHER TELL YOU?
So what is a teacher’s advice then? If you are aware of the same person coming to school with nits and spreading them, don’t go directly to the parent! Argh! It happens all the time. It usually ends up in the parents having a huge misunderstanding and the teacher hearing it all from both sides. Please see the teacher first and voice your concerns in private. If you still aren’t satisfied, see the principal. Often this way, the issue at hand can be dealt with, without ‘finger pointing’ at children and their parents.
There’s a lot of debate online over whether children should be immediately sent home from school when they are found to have nits. The policies vary from state to state and some schools have their own policies too. There are pros and cons on either side of the debate so ensure you have asked your school what the policy is, and identify whether you are comfortable with it. You might be thrilled that children get sent home immediately when nits are identified in their hair…until it’s your child who gets sent home, time and time again and begins to feel ostracised and isolated from their peers. It is something worth seriously considering.
WHAT IF IT STRIKES IN YOUR HOME?
Now, if you ARE in the position where your child has nits, Michelle from Nit Free For Me suggests using an all natural treatment with nothing more than mayonnaise! The high oil content and viscosity of mayonnaise drown out the nits and is MUCH safer than using high chemical content products which are readily available in chemists/supermarkets. Mayonnaise is even easier to obtain and perfectly safe on a little one’s scalp! Please see the printable ERADICATE LICE for the steps on the mayonnaise process.
AFTER IT IS GONE, YOU CAN PREVENT IT!
So you’ve done the mayonnaise treatment, the nits are ALL gone, but now what? Well it’s time to use a preventative. And that’s where Michelle’s Nit Free For Me comes in. At only $9.95 a bottle, it is made with beautifully scented, essential oils and is the perfect combination, put together by Michelle herself, to keep the pesky things away, for good!
Head on over and check out her page here.
The mayonnaise treatment can be found again below in an easy PDF printable. Great to download and have on your fridge or in another safe place!
ERADICATE LICE – Mayonnaise Printable
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