National Bullying Prevention Month
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a cause that Lice Clinics of America – Northern IL-Spring Grove and Vernon Hills firmly stands behind. When it comes to the topic of bullying, the conversation almost always revolves around children and teens.
However, did you know parents are sometimes bullied about their parenting habits? Often, they will post online questions or provide advice on how to solve a problem such as lice, and while some responses are helpful, some can be scathing and of a bullying nature. We’ve even seen parents accused of being lazy on some social media channels for wanting a quick solution to a head lice infestation.
“We’ve had parents come to us after months and months of unsuccessful lice treatments at home, and sometimes years of battling lice and they are at their wits end desperate for a solution that works, says Erin Hawn, owner of Lice Clinics of America – Northern IL-Spring Grove and Vernon Hills. “They’re not being lazy-treating lice at home has become extremely difficult to do successfully-they’re turning to professional help to end the nightmare they’ve been living and get their life back.”
According to an Acu-Poll study conducted in 2018 with Lice Clinics of America, having a child come home with head lice ranks third on the list of “Top Parenting Nightmares,” behind coming home with a broken bone or a “broken heart.” More than half of all parents feel judged by other parents when their child comes home with head lice.
“We’re here to offer as much of a peace of mind service as we do a lice treatment service, lice is a stressful, traumatic experience,” says Erin Hawn. “We want families in our community to know that we’re here to provide them with a professional service they can count on and we have options for every budget. Unlike drug store treatments, even our over the counter products come with a professional. We set you up for success.”
Lice Clinics of America has over 300 treatment centers in 35 countries, making it the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. Lice Clinics of America – Vernon Hills is located at 10 W Phillip Rd. Suite 123 Vernon Hills, IL 60061 and Lice Clinics of America – Spring Grove is located at 2503 Spring Ridge Rd. Suite C1 Spring Grove, IL 60081 and is open seven days a week by appointment. Call (224) 433-6087, email info@LiceClinicsNorthernIL.com, or visit www.liceclinicsnorthernil.com for more information or to schedule an appointment.