HabitAware - Smart Bracelet for Hair Pulling

Guest Post: BFRB 101 In Schools: Educating the Educators

February 26, 2019

Little is known in mainstream culture about why people pull out hair (hair pulling disorder / trichotillomania) or pick at their skin (compulsive skin picking / dermatillomania). HabitAware helps educate others to smash the stigma. We recently facilitated a panel for parents, students and faculty to explain BFRBs.

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Beyond Keen's "Hug": 4 tips on how to overcome after "Keen" awareness

November 28, 2018

Here's actionable steps to take to control of your hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking (dermatillomania) or nail biting AND retrain your brain. The best treatment for trichotillomania is treating yourself right. The HabitAware team shares how you can use the Keen smart bracelet to develop awareness and take control!

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Guest Post: Parenting 101 – Back to School with BFRBs (like Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania)

September 11, 2018

Parenting 101 – Back to School with BFRBs by Courtney & Maela Spainhower It’s that time of the year again when we’re wrapping up summer, squeezing the last drops of fun out of break before returning to the school grind. For our family, that means re-stocking closets after uniforms have been outgrown, sorting supply lists, … Continue reading Guest Post: Parenting 101 – Back to School with BFRBs (like Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania) →

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Involving the School in Your Child’s BFRB: A Template for Teacher Communication

September 11, 2018

…the best way to create a cohesive and supportive environment for our child’s success is to have the tools we use at home incorporated into her school life, too.  You can use this template as a starting point for opening up communication with your child’s teacher…

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Guest Post: Behavior Patterns, Triggers & Replacements

August 28, 2018

Each new school year brings new experiences - and new stresses - for parents and kids to learn and grow. School is stressful, often resulting in an uptick of skin picking or hair pulling behaviors that we thought magically disappeared in the glow of the summer sun.

Today, our Keen family member, Amy Hiller, shares her experience as an educator and behavioral coach to help parents and kids transition back to school without losing their cool (or their hair, or nails, or skin!). Thank you Amy, for taking time from your life to share these tips with your Keen family around the world!

love + awareness,

Aneela and the HabitAware team

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Community Spotlight: Pam Katz, LCSW: Helping BFRB families Live, Love and Support

July 18, 2018

The Keen team is grateful for the ongoing support of the trichotillomania treatment professional community. We especially extend thanks to Pam Katz, LCSW for sharing her experience and “family first” approach to treating trichotillomania, dermatillomania and other body focused repetitive behaviors below. Thank you, Pam!  It is not uncommon for a child or adolescent with … Continue reading Community Spotlight: Pam Katz, LCSW: Helping BFRB families Live, Love and Support →

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Tips for Parents of Pullers & Pickers, featuring Natasha Daniels, Childhood Anxiety Expert

April 11, 2018

Dealing with hair pulling disorder (trichotillomania), compulsive skin picking (dermatillomania), excessive nail biting and other body focused repetitive behaviors, gives us all a greater understanding of the pain and plight. But when it comes to kids, how to stop hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking (dermatillomania) or nail biting is made all the more tricky because … Continue reading Tips for Parents of Pullers & Pickers, featuring Natasha Daniels, Childhood Anxiety Expert →

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Conquering with Keen: Maela’s Story

February 28, 2018

Maela, an 11-year-old from Indiana, has had Trichotillomania for four years.  She pulls her hair and eyelashes in bed while she goes to sleep.  Maela’s mom, Courtney, would go in at night to say goodnight and give kisses, only to find the bed covered in hair.   One day Courtney was searching online for new … Continue reading Conquering with Keen: Maela’s Story →

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The Fidget Cube & Fidget Spinner Craze!

June 25, 2017

It is no secret that fidget toys are a good replacement strategy for hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking (dermatillomania) and nail biting (onychophagia). The reason? Fidget toys keep your hands busy so you can’t physically pull, pick or bite. Keen, our habit awareness bracelet, can be the first step in this process by helping you become …

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Ask HabitAware: How do I get my child on board with the Keen smart bracelet?

Ask HabitAware: How do I get my child on board with the Keen smart bracelet?

May 24, 2017

As parents we want to do all we can to help our child. But when it comes to overcoming trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder), dermatillomania (skin picking disorder) or excessive nail biting, your child has to be ready to help themselves and you need to be there to support them on the journey to "keen" awareness.

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Sizing Guide

Not sure which size is right for you?

It's important that Keen fits snugly. Here's a quick guide to help you decide which bracelet size to order:

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