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The Selfie: Modern Lice Transportation

The School year has returned and so has the risk of your child getting head lice. The school year means your children being around more friends and classmates. In this day and age, kids are now contracting head lice because of a hidden head lice threat, selfies.

Scientists recently tested more than 200 kids and found those owning smartphones or tablets were more than twice as likely to have head lice as those without devices. This intrigued scientists so they dug a little deeper.

As selfies increase, higher rates of head lice infestations arise. Selfies provide a prime opportunity for head lice to spread as people share personal space, allowing the head lice to crawl from one head to another.

Older Children Getting Lice From Selfies

This also means that head lice infestations have increased in older children, such as those in middle school and high school. This suggests that an increased usage of the smart devices strongly correlates with an increased rate of head lice incidents. It makes sense that older children would take a selfie with their younger sibling and then create a domino effect of spreading head lice, bringing the lice from elementary school to middle school and even to high school.

The not-so-fun part about head lice being more rampant than ever before is the outbreak of super lice. Super lice are resistant to most over-the-counter lice treatments and can survive in most chemicals that were made to kill them.

Our Solution

Ultimately, high quality, non-toxic, head lice treatments are the optimal solution to the head lice epidemic, which is exactly what we offer. Our solution is not only the most effective on the market, but it is also completely safe without the use of harmful chemicals or pesticides.

Our high-quality head lice treatments are environmentally friendly and provide a safe and effective solution for preventing and eliminating head lice.

The alternative to high quality, non-toxic head lice treatment are the over-the-counter head lice treatment shampoos that have shown to be toxic and ineffective at eliminating lice. Furthermore, even the prescription head lice treatment shampoos recommended by doctors can be very expensive and can also be highly toxic to the human scalp, rendering them unsafe to apply.

When choosing a head lice treatment, it’s of high importance to choose one that is safe for your children and will eradicate the lice in just one treatment.

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Don’t Shave Your Head Because of Lice, We’ll Treat it at a Reasonable Price

Head lice, head lice are no fun

They can attach to the hair of anyone

 

They are most common among young kids

Our revolutionary treatment certainly rids

 

Don’t share hats and don’t bunk heads

The more your kids do, the more it spreads

 

They will not harm you, but they’ll make you itch

Doesn’t matter if you’re poor or rich

 

Lice don’t discriminate, they just need hair

They won’t live on you if your head is bare

 

But don’t shave your head just because you have lice

We’ll easily treat it at a reasonable price

 

Call us today and we’ll be here to assist

We’ll make sure on your head the lice no longer exist

 

It’s a one and done process, no coming back

When it comes to lice treatment, we’ve got a true knack

 

If it happens to you, take a deep breath

No need to be scared half to death

 

Remember that they’re common and can be treated

In about an hour, the lice removal will be completed

 

It’s a no brainer to call us first

Treating more than once is the absolute worst

 

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Tips For Raising Selfless, Independent Kids

Parenting is a journey, often a difficult one. Here are 5 tips for raising independent and self-sufficient kids.

1. Let Your Kids Fail

Not only does failing build character but it is necessary for success. It can teach children how to work hard and get back up after falling. It is a disservice to do everything for our children and constantly step in to make things easier for our children. If your children can do something on their own, let them. It is not always teaching our children a good lesson when we do their school projects for them and write their speeches for them. Sheri Noga, the author of Have Guts to Do It Right: Raising Grateful and Responsible Children in an Era of Indulgence, parents typically know what their children are capable of but step in to make things easier for them. Try to think in terms of long-term. What’s going to be most beneficial to them? What is going to teach them to be self-sufficient and problem solve?

2. Let Them Read What They Want

Reading is extremely beneficial for children. Children who read, excel academically and are more creative. Let your child read what interests him/her.

3. Teach Your Children About Service

Teaching your children to serve others and put other first will help curb entitlement and lead to being humble and generous. We recommend encouraging daily acts of kindness, not only once-a-year grand gestures such as volunteering at a soup kitchen. Examples include raking the neighbor’s leaves, reading to the elderly, walking the neighborhood dogs, throwing away other students trash and school and the list goes on.

4. Don’t Pay Your Kids To Clean Their Room

Paying your children to make their bed or clean their room is not always the best thing in the long run. Parenting expert and author, Alyson Schafer says children will start expecting to be paid for everything they do for you. They’ll think “why would I help my mom carry groceries when I can make my bed for $10?”

5. Set A Bedtime And Stick To It

A study published in 2013 in the journal Pediatrics found that seven-year-olds who had irregular bedtimes had more behavioral problems than did those with consistent bedtimes. Children do well with patterns, schedules, and consistency.

Asa parent, it’s often hard to see things in a long-term perspective, but if you make decisions based on the future, it will pay dividends in the end.

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Back To School And Head Lice

We’re sad that summer has ended and it’s time to get back into the hustle and bustle of school. Your child probably already had their first day of school or they will soon. Either way, this is about the time of year that is associated with something besides back to school: dodging head lice! You’ve probably heard about lice before but all you really know is that you don’t want anything to do with them and that your kids can get them from school. Hopefully, in the past, you were able to avoid them and hopefully, we can help you avoid them in the present and the future as well. What can you do as a parent to try to avoid head lice or to treat them if your child is affected? We’re here to cover it all, from what head lice are, to how to effectively treat them.

What Are Head Lice?

Head lice are tiny parasitic insects that attach themselves to human hair. The little insects feed off of human blood from the scalp, which is why they live in the hair. The good news is that head lice don’t carry disease. The bad news is, they are a huge nuisance and require proper treatment or else they will not go away. In addition to the live lice, they also lay eggs, called nits, which will eventually hatch and then lay eggs and continue the cycle. That’s why the infestation can last years if not treated. It could also spread to your whole family or your child’s school. When it comes to head lice, parents shouldn’t panic because we have expert technicians to perform safe and effective treatment, but parents should seek treatment right away. Don’t put it off.

Nothing To Do With Cleanliness

Have you ever heard of the term “cooties”? That term actually derives from lice and nits and goes way back to ancient times when people believed that only dirty and poor people got lice or “cooties.” People who try to stay away from these people. Since then, we have debunked that myth as we now know that lice have nothing to do with cleanliness or bad hygiene. Anyone can get head lice no matter their age, gender or type of hair. Head lice are highly contagious and any child is at risk.

The Symptoms?

  • An itchy scalp
  • Hard time sleeping
  • Feel a moving sensation in the hair
  • Sores on the head or nape of the neck

Why are School-Aged Children More Susceptible?

Don’t get us wrong, anyone can get head lice but it is most common among elementary school-aged children. This is because head lice are spread most commonly through head-to-head contact while playing, taking selfies, hugging or any other activities that require getting close to each other. They can also be spread through sharing items such as brushes, combs, hats scarves and over items. Head lice cannot jump or fly.

Head lice are very common among children but we happen to have a revolutionary and medically proven treatment that parents love. We can get rid of head lice infestations with one treatment. Give us a call to make an appointment.

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Tips For Practicing Positive Discipline- Part 2

We hope you enjoyed our first blog post about the proper ways to discipline your children. Here are four more tips for you.

1. Give attention To Behavior You Like And Ignore Behavior You don’t Like

Oftentimes when children act out, it’s to get our attention. Because of this, sometimes the best strategy is to ignore the behaviors you don’t want to see more of and give attention to the behaviors you do want to see more of. This will teach your children the proper way to communicate and they’ll catch on to which behaviors get your attention. Dr. Katharine C. Kersey, the author of “The 101s: A Guide to Positive Discipline,” calls this the “Rain on the grass, not on the weeds” principle.

2. Redirect

Sometimes we can redirect bad behavior into good behavior. Kids who constantly hear “No” or “Don’t” tend to tune those directives out. Instead of telling your children what not to do, Kersey recommends offering a positive behavior to replace the bad behavior. For example, if your child is acting up at the store, you might make them pick out healthy snack items or push the cart.

3. Exploit the “energy drain”

That’s right, the upside to being absolutely drained and exhausted as a parent is that you can use it to your advantage. Fay calls this the “energy drain” principle. You might handle a sibling debacle by exclaiming “Wow, you may need to take that fight somewhere else because it’s a big energy drain for me and I don’t think I’ll have time to take you to get ice cream after dinner.”

4. Bribing Is A No-No

Jim Fay, the founder of the organization Love and Logic says that when be bride children with rewards, what our children hear is “‘You don’t want to be very good and you have to be paid off.'” Offering rewards send our children the wrong message and can be an unhealthy way to get them to behave.

The best reward we can give our children is quality time. That is an extremely important part of parenting. Always remember to love your children and take the time to discipline them in a proper way. As parents, we have the most important and precious job in the world.

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Free Head Checks In The Month Of September!

We Are Offering Free Head Checks In Honor Of Lice Prevention Month

September is Lice Prevention month and to contribute to the cause, we are offering free head checks in the entire month of September. Head checks are usually valued at $25, which adds up if you have a large family. So, take advantage of our offer today!

Don’t Believe Everything You Read

We are aware of all the scientifically unfounded and outrageous lice treatment information floating around on the internet. During lice prevention month, we are dedicated to educating our community, including those who come in for head checks. Our lice treatments can be trusted and are medically backed. We invite you to come in for a free head check and learn some facts about head lice and how to effectively treat them. As experts, we are prepared to spread factual lice information, backed by science. About 6-12 million kids get lice per year, so even if your child hasn’t gotten it yet, the odds are not in their favor. If there’s an outbreak at school, the risk increases exponentially. It is nobody’s fault and has nothing to do with cleanliness or hygiene.

Safe And Pesticide-Free

Parents often turn to harmful pesticides or home remedies to cure lice, but that is not the best way! Our revolutionary AirAllé is medically proven and completely safe. Our full-service AirAllé treatment is our most recommended and most popular treatment option because of our guarantee that it will work, or we’ll treat you again at no extra cost. It works by dehydrating lice and their eggs in a safe manner. No pesticides or harmful chemicals of any kind. That’s the best part. While we treat your child, you can have full peace of mind that they won’t be exposed to anything harmful.

We know how to kill head lice and a head check is the first step. So, come on into our clinic for a free head check in the month of September!

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Tips For Practicing Positive Discipline- Part 1

As parents, we’re in this together. We can all turn to each other for parenting advice and tips. Sometimes it’s challenging to figure out the perfect way to discipline your children. You want them to understand why they are being punished and you also want them to feel comfortable coming to you when they are in trouble. Finding a balance in parenting is always tough. Here are some of our tips for practicing positive discipline as a parent.

1. Understand The Meaning Behind The Behavior

Naomi Aldort, the author of “Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves,” says that children tend to want to behave well. She says is they seem to miss the mark, it’s usually not without a valid reason. “The most important [thing] is to realize what whatever a child does, we may label as bad [but in reality] the child is doing the best he can. It’s our job as parents to find out why [they] are doing it,” Aldort says. “Once we know the valid root of the behavior, we can easily remove the cause or heal emotions, and the child won’t be driven to behave in that way anymore.

It’s important to try to understand why your child is acting a certain way. Ask yourself if you can make any changes on your end. Is your child acting out as a desperate plea for attention? Are there any corrections you can make to fulfill your child’s needs? Aldort says that we often expect unreasonable things from our children.

2. Pay Attention To Your Behavior – Not Just Your Child’s

If you’re a parent, you’ve probably had a stressful experience where keeping cool in the moment was a challenge. Dr. Katharine C. Kersey, the author of “The 101s: A Guide To Positive Discipline,” suggests that parents should model the types of behavior they want to see in their children. Leading by example is a real thing because children are impressionable. We should be conscious of how we act in front of our children. Is it fair to teach our children one thing but do another thing? That can be confusing for the child. Be conscious of how you treat others in front of your children because they will most-likely develop your habits. Sometimes it’s OK to walk away from a situation for a few minutes and let yourself cool down before dealing with it.

3. Be Consistent With Your Discipline

Schedules, patterns, and consistency are very important in your children’s developing years. Adort says that parents often overlook a certain behavior in the hope that it will pass. “But guess what?” she says. “It doesn’t pass.” If your child pushes another child, for instance, you should hold their arm and tell them their behavior in unacceptable. If your child continues, then it is time to remove them from the situation.

If you’re a parent, you know that children often try to test the limits by arguing about the rules. In this situation, parents have found success with a simple phrase: “I love you too much to argue.”

We hope these tips have helped you in some way. If you have any advice for parents, leave a comment below and stay tuned for part 2 of practicing positive Discipline with your children.

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My Kids Have Lice And I Need Treatment

If you’re looking at little bugs in your child’s hair and asking yourself “What do I do now?” you are certainly not alone, but you certainly will need treatment. About 6- 12 million kids get head lice per year and that means that many parents have been in your exact situation. Here’s what to do if your child has head lice.

Make Sure They Really Have Head Lice

Sometimes nits (lice eggs) can look similar to dandruff. If you shake the head and the white flakes move and fall, then it is dandruff. If they stick and don’t budge, they are most-likely nits. Lice eggs secrete a glue-like substance that cements them to the hair strands. They must be individually picked off to remove them. Hence where the term “nit-picking” came from. If you are not sure if your child has head lice or not, bring them into our clinic for a head check. If we treat them afterward, we’ll waive the head check fee.

Get Everyone In Your Family Checked

If one person in your family has lice, we highly recommend getting everyone in your family checked, including you. If you don’t get everyone checked, the lice may spread once again and the only thing worse than dealing with lice once, is dealing with it twice. Make sure to get everyone checked because it will pay off in the long run.

Seek Treatment As Soon As Possible

When you are dealing with head lice, the goal is to get it treated as soon as possible. The sooner you get lice treatment, the sooner you can go on with your life. The sooner it is treated, the less chance that it will spread. Although parents shouldn’t blame other parents for their child’s head lice, you still do not want to be that mom whose child caused a head lice outbreak at school or camp or daycare.

If you’re seeking treatment, we can help. Give us a call for an immediate appointment and we’ll get your children treated. Our revolutionary treatment is safe and effective and can be completed in an hour. We have a phenomenal reputation because of our friendly technicians and our effective, one and done lice treatment. When it comes to head lice treatment, we’ve got your back.

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4 Quick Facts About Head Lice

1. Any Human Can Get Head Lice

Head lice can infect anybody but of course they are most common among young children. Lice are not a result of uncleanliness or poor hygiene. Lice go way back to ancient times and spread from direct contact with an infected person. Lice crawl from head to head or from object to head. They can spread through sharing combs or brushes with someone who has head lice but it has to be right after the infected person used it or else the lice will die within 24 hours on the comb. Lice cannot fly or hop. You cannot get lice from someone who is standing on the other side of the room from you.

2. If Your Child Has Lice, They May Have Had It For a While

The itchiness on the scalp, back of the neck or behind the ears is an allergic reaction to lice saliva or lice bites. It often takes three to four weeks for that reaction to start.

3. Regular Scalp Checks Are The Best Way To Catch Head Lice

The sooner you catch them, the sooner you get rid of them for good. Head checks are an easy way to catch head lice, so it’s recommended for parents of young children to give their children regular head checks, ESPECIALLY if there is a lice outbreak at school.

4. Your Best Bet For Treatment Is Our Signature AirAllé Treatment

Over-the-counter treatments are ineffective, so try them at your own risk. You will most-likely regret it. Lice have built a resistance to them. OurAirAllé treatment is a device that was invented at the University of Utah to combat super lice. It’s FDA-cleared and uses controlled, heated air in a pattern to dehydrate lice and eggs, even the ones you can’t see.

If you need a head check or treatment, give us a call! 855-500-5423.

 

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Travis Family Kicked Off Delta Flight Because Of Head Lice

You may want to think twice before itching your head in the middle of a flight, especially if you’re flying Delta. This piece of advice would have served Fox Sports Analyst, Clay Travis and his family well on their recent flight home from Paris. While on the plane, their 6-year-old son began to scratch his head and a flight and that’s when his mother and a flight attendant found head lice on his head.

Details On The Plane

Travis wrote about the whole incident on his website saying “So my wife tells me that the flight attendants have instructed us that when we land in Minneapolis we aren’t allowed to leave the plane because my six year old has lice.”

This seemed strange to Travis so he grabbed his laptop and tried to look up policies about traveling with head lice. There was no information about that but he found what the CDC has to say about head lice. This is the direct quote he found on their website:

“Students diagnosed with live head lice do not need to be sent home early from school; they can go home at the end of the day, be treated, and return to class after appropriate treatment has begun. Nits may persist after treatment, but successful treatment should kill crawling lice.

Head lice can be a nuisance but they have not been shown to spread disease. Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice.

Both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) advocate that “no-nit” policies should be discontinued. “No-nit” policies that require a child to be free of nits before they can return to schools should be discontinued for the following reasons:

Many nits are more than ¼ inch from the scalp. Such nits are usually not viable and very unlikely to hatch to become crawling lice, or may in fact be empty shells, also known as ‘casings’.
Nits are cemented to hair shafts and are very unlikely to be transferred successfully to other people.
The burden of unnecessary absenteeism to the students, families and communities far outweighs the risks associated with head lice.

Misdiagnosis of nits is very common during nit checks conducted by nonmedical personnel.”

“The schools here in Arlington, Va., have adopted what you might call a live-and-let-lice policy. No child will be sent home for lice or for nits. If a child has lice in her hair, the nurse will contact parents but send the child back to the classroom for the rest of the day. Parents are expected to treat the lice, but no one is checking in to enforce this expectation. No classes or groups will be screened for bugs. “No healthy child,” the policy reads, “should be excluded from or miss school because of head lice.”

Conclusion

So, parents are encouraged to keep their children at school if they have head lice because it isn’t a big enough threat, yet the Travis family was kicked off a plane for head lice.

The Travis family wound up not being able to board their flight home to Nashville. You can read about the whole incident via Clay Travis’s website. We encourage you to get your child’s head checked before traveling. We wouldn’t wish this stressful situation on anyone.