Alopecia and the New School Year

Happy new year! A new school year is just around the corner. Many families will be prepping for the usual concerns – being sure to have the right books, enough pens, and shoes sturdy enough to (hopefully) make it through the whole year.

For families living with alopecia, the new school year can have some extra considerations. Whether you’ve had alopecia for years, or have experienced hair loss over the holidays; whether you’re heading into a new year at the same school or have made a big transition, we hope this article can be a helpful guide. The new school year doesn’t have to be stressful, and there is a lot you can do to set up for a good term.

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Handling Comments – For Adults

Hearing comments about your alopecia is often upsetting. Comments can come from strangers or people you know. Sometimes they are thoughtless or inconsiderate. Occasionally, comments can be deliberately rude or hurtful. This can be upsetting and distressing and may make you angry or tearful.

Having a strategy for dealing with comments can be really helpful. Thinking about how you would like to respond helps you to build confidence and feel prepared.

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