What can my 10 year old daughter tell her friends?

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What can my 10 year old daughter tell her friends?
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Hi everyone.
My 10 year old daughter pulls her eyelashes and eyebrows. She is getting a lot of questions from her friends at school and is embarrassed to tell them the truth. Does anyone have any advice for her?

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Hi,

I started around her age too (I am now 25) and also pulled my head hair, eyelashes & eyebrows; where people started to notice this and asked questions. Not until high school did I start to pencil in my eyebrows and eyeliner (still do). I did this to avoid getting asked about it a lot, but tried to make it as natural looking as I could. When people would ask me about it...as weird as it may sound I use to either say that I just had really light colored eyebrows (am naturally dirty-blonde hair) or would say that I had Alopecia because in my mind that sounded better (since that was something you can't control and what I had was something I caused.)

It wasn't until years later on that I had one friend I was comfortable telling and they use to help me when I was at school or hanging out; when urges came up and I'd want to start they'd either quietly nudge me to stop or hold my hands till I calmed down.

Hope this somewhat helps.

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I am 13 and and have had trichotillomania for 3 years. Two weeks ago I pulled out all of my eyebrows.
It is best to tell your friends. This gives you a peer to talk to. Also, make sure to inform the teachers of your daughter’s situation. They will be happy to help and divert attention off of your daughter when they are able to.

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I am 13 and and have had trichotillomania for 3 years. Two weeks ago I pulled out all of my eyebrows.
It is best to tell your friends. This gives you a peer to talk to. Also, make sure to inform the teachers of your daughter’s situation. They will be happy to help and divert attention off of your daughter when they are able to.