Here it comes! The 2012-2013 school year is almost upon us! Parents are busy buying school supplies, new clothes, haircuts and more to ensure their children start the year off on the right foot. What a shame that after all of the preparation, many parents will receive the dreaded “lice letter” home from the school nurse.
You know what we’re talking about. The letter that tells parents that a student in your child’s class has been identified as having head lice. The letter that automatically raises your hand to scratch your scalp. Unfortunately, head lice is a fact of life and with children spending so much time in close proximity of one another, schools are breeding grounds. Last year, Suffolk County had a head lice epidemic at the start of the school year.
Should your child be sent home due to head lice, he/she will not be allowed to return until they are nit free. The school nurse and possibly your pediatrician may recommend an over the counter treatment for lice removal. These treatments contains pesticides which can be harmful to your child, are tedious and difficult to use correctly, and often do not completely resolve the problem. This has led some ambitious entrepreneurs to open head lice removal businesses.
While any person with a head lice business may look like a professional, don’t be fooled. Not all businesses are created equally. Meticulice, founded by Elissa Rand, follows the Shepherd Method of head lice removal. Elissa attended training at the Shepherd Institute and has been certified in the Shepherd Method. The method uses natural products and a comprehensive 3 step removal process. The Shepherd Method is considered to be the safest and most effective removal method. Just this week, the owner of an Atlanta based head lice removal business that utilizes the Shepherd Method was interviewed by Barbara Hall on CNN.
A good way to relax about the head lice problem is to be proactive. Meticulice is offering FREE head lice checks on August 30th from 9:00 – 4:00. If lice is detected, treatment will be scheduled as soon as possible. If your child is lice free, the professionals at Meticulice can educate you and them on how to prevent head lice. “Like” Meticulice on facebook and head to their East Setauket location for your free head check. Checks will be done on a first come, first served basis.
From all of us here at Meticulice, we wish you a happy and successful school year!