Trying to help my 6 year old - any advice?
My up until now confident and outgoing little girl (6) has started pulling out her eyebrows and eyelashes. This has been happening for about 2 weeks. We are struggling to understand the triggers - it seems to be a way of managing her emotions. She seems to have been very upset at some playground behaviour which was a bit mean and manipulative, and has taken to pulling to manage her feelings. School is being very supportive, and I am looking into play therapy. I've given her some stress toys, and have bought a cd, bracelet and finger caps today. I've been putting vaseline on her eyebrows and a plaster on her finger. Everyday we talk about ways to manage situations and the day - coping strategies.
Does anyone have any other advice on how to help her, or anything that's worked for them? I'd really like to hear from anyone who has experience with such a young child?