How can I help my step daughter deal with her complete hair loss

I would like to know how a parent can help a 15 year old girl deal with alopecia. She seems to really struggle lately and I wonder being a step parent what is the best thing for me to do.

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Comment by Laura on August 27, 2009 at 9:17pm
support her no matter what. Like what Miss Pinkaholic said tell her that she is beautiful just the way she is and that beauty lies on the inside not on the outside. and if she has friends or family that cannot accept what she has then she should not be spending time with them.
Comment by Tallgirl on August 27, 2009 at 11:49pm
Offer her all the sites, options, contacts etc. but let her choose if she would rather have birth-mom or you accompany her. Some mothers want to be the ones who share such life experiences with their daughters, and may resent even caring gestures. If the teen chooses herself, then both of the moms has to be able to accept the choice.
Comment by Natasha Gehrke on August 28, 2009 at 3:13am
Love her. The easiest way to get through it is to know that there are people who love her regaurdless of what her hair looks like. When she has friends make sure they are supportive. Being in high school without hair as a girl is very hard to deal with but the fact that she is going to deal with this means that she is a strong person and should be proud of that. My hair fell out completely freshman year and it wasnt easy for me but when people are so objective about what you look like it shows you who your true friends are. Just support her and be there for her wneh she needs it. Just be the great parent you are. and always remember to remind her exactly how beautiful she is, inside and out.
Comment by Art Lux on August 28, 2009 at 6:42am
Thanks so much it sounds like I don't have to do much more than I have been doing. I guess I just wish there was something else I could do like fix it and have her hair come back, Thanks again to all of you
Comment by Dominique Cleopatra on August 28, 2009 at 1:20pm
She is lucky to have such a caring step-mom, who sounds more like just, well---a Mom!!

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