Kids Helping Kids Blog

Families: Fuel Your Soul

Tips & advice from kids and parents in the HabitAware Keen family

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

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

Conquering with Keen: Maela’s Story

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

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

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

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 … Continue Reading