I asked a mom to share her experience using the approach I describe in my previous post with her 8-yr-old daughter. At the time she contacted me her daughter was pulling a lot and going to a psychiatrist, on medication and seeing a psychologist for therapy. As it often does, Trich had become the focus in this family and mom and dad's differing ideas about how to handle this had adversely affected their relationship (a common phenomenon). Fortunately, Mom was able to open up to what I had to say to her including the fact that monitoring a child's pulling and constantly asking them what is going on with it regularly is invasive and gives a child a message their body is not their own.
In any case, please hear directly from the mom of a hair puller.
Letter From the Mom of an 8-year-old Hair Puller.
her life would be like having this condition forever.