Kids (Ages 0-5) Essentials
Facts#1 One of the most important things to consider about kids who have poor hygiene sometimes can be a symptom of depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, or another mental health issue. If your child has poor hygiene coupled with behavior changes, declining academic performance, trouble with peers, or if you just think your child’s poor hygiene is a health risk, we recommend that you make an appointment with your child’s pediatrician. You want to rule out a physical or mental health issue.
Fact#2 Be Patient When Addressing Poor Hygiene Be patient. Kids will always make their own choices no matter what. As long as you are problem-solving with your kids, using rewards and consequences, and supplying them with the necessary tools to take care of themselves, that’s the best you can do as a parent.
Fact#3 Types of lice.There are three main types of lice. They all come from the same parasite family, but they’re each a different species: You can find head lice on the scalp, neck, and ears. Body lice start out on clothing or in beds, but they move from those locations to people’s skin. Pubic lice are also called “crabs.” You can find them on pubic hair and skin.