National Bullying Prevention Month
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a cause that Lice Clinics of America – Hawaii firmly stands behind. When it comes to the topic of bullying, the conversation almost always revolves around children and teens.
However, did you know parents are sometimes bullied about their parenting habits? Often, they will post online questions or provide advice on how to solve a problem such as lice, and while some responses are helpful, some can be scathing and of a bullying nature. We’ve even seen parents accused of being lazy on some social media channels for wanting a quick solution to a head lice infestation.
“We’ve had parents come to us after months and months, and sometimes years, of battling lice and they are at their wits end dealing with it in their home,” says Barrie Desmond, owner of Lice Clinics of America – Hawaii. “They’re not being lazy–they’re turning to professional help to end the nightmare they’ve been living.”
According to an Acu-Poll study conducted in 2018 with Lice Clinics of America, having a child come home with head lice ranks third on the list of “Top Parenting Nightmares,” behind coming home with a broken bone or a “broken heart.” More than half of all parents feel judged by other parents when their child comes home with head lice.
“We’re here as much of peace of mind service as we are a lice treatment service,” says Desmond. “We want families in our community to know that we’re here to provide them with a professional service they can count on.”
Lice Clinics of America has over 300 clinics in 35 countries, making it the world’s largest network of professional-lice treatment centers. Lice Clinics of America – Hawaii has locations on Oahu and Maui and is open 7 days a week by appointment. Call (808) 866-9060 or visit www.liceclinicshawaii.com for more information or to schedule an appointment.