Daughter has started pulling out hair.
My five year old daughter has recently started pulling out chunks of her hair throughout the day. She told me that it feels good to her to do it. She is so tactile defensive that this behavior seems especially strange to me. Simply brushing her hair has always been a major ordeal!
Her OT told me to increase her heavy work activities as a preventative measure. I also have heard that it is not wise to draw attention to it, so I try to distract her when she starts to do it and don't talk with her about it anymore. In addition I'm trying to pinpoint any new stress that may have caused this. I suspect the new therapy for her eating habits could be a cause, but not sure.
Would love to hear from anyone who has had a similar experience, or has any suggestions! It's really frustrating because we really seemed to be making progress.. until now.