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Parents in the Know Podcast Episode 16 – Nits, Lice and Everything Nice

Parents in the Know


Nits, Lice and Everything Nice

This is the 16th episode of my podcast for parents and families who want to be in the know about major parenting concerns and issues. Nits, Lice and Everything Nice is the topic under discussion today.

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See the show notes and great resource links below. Please leave a comment here or email Emily M Morgan at writetoemhere@gmail.com if you’d like a topic discussed on the podcast, or if you have something to say about the content on this podcast. I can’t wait to hear from you!


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Show Notes

Today on Parents in the Know we’re going to investigate some very small critters who seem to cause far more trouble than their size can really account for. Nits, lice and everything nice, today on Parents in the Know. Is your head itching yet?

Head lice, or pediculus capitis, is the group term used to describe the moving creatures known as lice, the eggs, known nits, and the infant lice, known as nymphs.

Head lice can only survive on the head of humans – they feed on blood taken from the scalp. If they find themselves away from human hair, they will live only a few hours and cannot breed.

Head lice can occur in anyone, in any type of hair. Common myths and legends about head lice are examined on today’s episode. We will look at what head lice are, their life cycle, how to spot them and how to get rid of them. We’ll also investigate whether children with nits should be excluded from school.

Next week on Parents in the Know I have a special interview for those of you who are single and coming to terms with yourself and your relationships. Marina Bakker is a dedicated relationships coach who helps people to learn about themselves and to be alert to the danger signs when embarking on new relationships, something that is so important for single parents who don’t just have themselves to look out for. So join me as we chat to Marina about Dangerous Liaisons and how to avoid them, next week on Parents in the Know.

Thanks for listening.


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