Having another parent take you aside to talk about your child can be somewhat tricky. As the parent, you feel you know best when it comes to your child. It can be all the more upsetting if the matter is related to head lice.
Parents are often at a loss when informing other parents that their daughter or son might have been a carrier for nits or head lice. When you see signs of head lice on your kid and suspect that they caught it from a classmate or a friend, here are a few things to consider when approaching the child’s parent about it.
Consider How Close You Are to the Parents
Generally, parents should be glad that another adult would notify them if they had a concern of this nature for their child. If you see that your kid’s classmate or neighbor has nits, you should tell the parent. The only question is how you should go about it.
If the carrier is a classmate, you could approach the administration and inform them that your child has gotten lice from school. They would have to send a letter to all parents, encouraging them to examine their children’s hair for infestations.
The downside to this is that the parents might forget to check their mail or think that their children’s scratching is not a big deal. For the parents who take steps to get rid of the head lice, it could mean a reinfestation in weeks.
Use Social Media or Send a Private Message
Many parents use Facebook pages or text message groups to communicate with each other. You could use these channels and send a group text advising people to check their children’s hair for nits. You can even recommend solutions.
Meanwhile, this can be challenging if you are close to the person and know that their child is the carrier. In this case, instead of sending a group text, you could send them a private message. You can say that your kid has nits, and since he or she and the other person’s child spend a lot of time together, the other parent might want to check their kid’s hair.
Prevent Infestations from Occurring
If you’re aware that there are infestations of head lice in your child’s school or playground, you could put your child on a protection plan against head lice. Even if your child ends up not having nits, a specialist can advise preventive measures.
Head Lice Removal in Orlando, Jacksonville, and Savannah
An infestation is never fun, but letting another parent be unaware that their child has nits is worse. When you help another family by notifying them of their child’s infestation, you help yours in the long run and work towards keeping your entire school or neighborhood safe.
Give your children the protection they need and visit Fresh Heads Lice Removal. Our lice treatment centers in Orlando, Jacksonville, FL, and Savannah, GA, offer several different treatments and prevention plans. Book your appointment today and say goodbye to head lice for good!
Schools Without Lice
Our mission at Fresh Heads Lice Removal is to eradicate lice from schools across the US. We’re partnering with the Lice Clinics of America to create a Schools Without Lice program. Through this program, we provide school nurses and teachers with free resources, screenings, and treatments. If we work together, we can have schools without lice!