My 12 year old son has been pulling his hair for over a year now, but is not really aware of it. He is ashamed of his bald patches, and for a few months (in winter), he was wearing a hat to cover his baldness. I asked him to count the number of times he is pulling in a minute or 5 minutes and I also count; his estimates are about 1/5-1/10 of reality - if he pulls 10 times during a time frame, he says he pulled once or twice only.
Can you please guide me to 1. to make him aware and 2. help him stop this habit.
12 year old - no realising