Thread: Eyelash pulling
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:10 AM   #1
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Eyelash pulling

Hello,
I am posting because my 10 year old daughter started pulling her eyelashes out about 4-5 months ago. Her eyelashes were long and beautiful but she would complain that they were bothering her(getting into her eyes). I didn't think much of it until I was looking at her and half of her eyelashes were gone on each eye. Well I freaked out, I started yelling at her, crying etc....
She promised she would never do it again and I let it go, well she did again along with her eyebrows. I know I'm not handling it well and my husband thinks I more worried about how she looks and what the other kids will say. It's true I am but its because I just don't want her to get hurt and kids at this age are so mean. I'm just scared!! I made an appointment with a mental health provider to see whats triggering this behavior and also to help me get a better grip on understanding why my daughter does this. Can anyone relate and let me know if this is the next step I should be taking?

Thank You