It’s the four letter word that you never want to hear in your house…LICE!
I’m literally scratching my head just typing it. Yuck! But chances are, if you have kids then you will most likely encounter these pesky little buggers at one point. Trust me, I’ve done the lice dance many times and my child is only 3 years old. (I’m itching again!)
The comforting thing (or not) is that I’m not alone. An estimated 6 million to 12 million kids ages 3 to 11 are infested with the creepy crawlers each year in the United States alone. Yikes!! And in my experience, cleaner doesn’t always mean better when it comes to your child’s hair. Lice don’t like dirty hair!
If lice have got you down, then have no fear, Parental Guidance is here! My best bud, TODAY anchor and fellow parent Willie Geist, and I are joining forces in a new TODAY.com original video series to not only tackle lice one nit at a time, but a whole slew of other parenting dilemmas as well.
From teething toddlers to potty mouth teens, our goal is to help you navigate the parental waters with a dash of humor and a dose of good ole’ fashion ingenuity. Willie and I are parents just like you and while we think we have some pretty good ideas to help you out at home, we certainly don’t have all the answers… WE WANT YOUR HELP!
Tell us what’s driving you nuts and making you lose sleep at night. Better yet, send us any tricks you might have up your parental sleeve. As we all know, being a parent is the toughest job in the world, but it’s totally worth the wild ride — especially when we get a little help from a friend!