I have a 4 year old and a 10 year old. My 4 year old wonderful little boy is having difficulty understanding why Mommy is different than everyone else. He keeps asking "when are you going to grow hair, real hair like mine?" "Why do you wear wigs?" I've tried explaining that mommy is special and I will never have hair like his. Anyone have any advice on this? He seems to be bothered that I am different. I want him to see that everyone is unique in their own way and that it is okay. He is only 4 after all. I am okay with it and I want him to be okay with it also. My 10 year old understands and seems to be okay with it. I shave my head everyday and it is pretty shocking to see mommy bald I suppose.

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Comment by chris for hair on January 1, 2013 at 3:22pm

I think you just have to keep showing him that this is nothing to worry about and that we are all unique in our way. BTW, is the picture in your profile your vacuum wig? It looks great.

Comment by Cindy on January 1, 2013 at 5:14pm

Yes it is, and thanks so much.

Comment by Tracy M on January 2, 2013 at 2:23pm
Hey Cindy,
I was reading the blogs and come across yours. I live in Cedartown. So you are about 45 minutes away. We need to talk sometimes.
Comment by Spenser on January 5, 2013 at 1:14am

At 4, that's what kids are doing. He's being a normal 4 year old. I don't think he's having difficulty. He's likely picking up some discomfort vibes from his mom. He's recognizing and becoming aware and sharing all the differences in his total environment. I think it's more about "people come in different shapes, sizes, skin tones, curly hair, straight hair, no hair." You're feeling that this is directed conspicuously at yourself, but that's not how his brain is processing. Keep shrugging it off as no big deal. I would bet he's asking questions about differences he sees in lots of things in his world.

Show him by example that wearing wigs or being bald is no big deal....just another way of showing up. At different ages he'll talk about it or not in different ways...so just go with the flow.

It worked for me....hope it works for you, too.

Comment by Casey on January 5, 2013 at 5:46pm

I dont have any kids yet, but when my niece is old enough to start asking questions I plan on buying these books.

http://www.amazon.com/Girl-No-Hair-Alopecia-Areata/dp/0929173406/re...

http://www.amazon.com/Princess-Alopecia-Yaacov-Peterseil/dp/0943706...

Technically I think they are for children losing their hair, but I am hoping they can introduce alopecia to kids (I havent read either yet)

I think all you can do is explain to your kids that everyone is different. some people have different colours and textures of hair- some people have none! And while some women dye their hair because they like a certain look they werent born with, you chose to wear wigs because you like a certain look.

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