I need to know what exactly is cutting? Why do kids do it?
My 9 year old has always sort of picked at her skin (my dh does it too). She has in the past piked at soars and dug scabs off over and over till they caused small scars. I am really worried since she has gotten some acne at her hair line and started digging. Talking to her about causing infection and scaring does not seem to faze her at all. I am wondering if this is an early sign of something.
She has ADHD and has been on some meds for it BUT I have seen her do this kind of thing before but just not as bad. She actually dug a huge crator where she had a little scab from a small pimple. She has an appointment w/a dermatologist tomorrow. My hope is that even if he just talks to her about how skin heals,maybe it will stop her from doing this to herself.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:20 PM on Oct. 20, 2009 in Tweens (9-12)
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