At Lice Clinics of America – Medford we treat lice, we support families, we calm children and parents, and we connect with our clients. Since opening in 2016, we have met so many wonderful children, and learned so much from them. I had to take a moment today to write a bit about how awesome these kids really are!
On a cold December day during the winter break, a High School Hockey Team player came to visit our clinic. He was a friendly, handsome young man, with the healthiest head of thick hair! I was jealous. We talked about many things – school, friends, traveling. We also spoke about the sport of hockey, the hockey tournament he was headed to later that day, and the best way to get my young son into the game.
Did you know that you can start learning to skate and to play hockey at the age of 3 in Massachusetts!? I didn’t.
I treated his hair, and taught him everything I know about lice prevention. In return, he taught me about his specialty (Hockey), too! Since that time, I have found the perfect rink to start my son’s lessons!
All that Glitters and Slimes
An 11 year old came to visit, and gave us some insight into the future craze for our kids. Apparently, when our daughters turn 10 or 11, they will become totally obsessed with making slime. Yeah, slime!
One of the clients we treated has turned her passion for making slime into an Instagram Business with a following of over 100,000 followers! As I spoke to this 11 year old phenom and her mother, I thought to myself, I can’t even get 200 followers on Facebook! This little wonder blew my mind.
I picked her brain (and her hair) for as much information as I could, learning the intricacies of Instagram and video editing. She even shared her slime recipe with me!
My daughter is into minerals (rocks and stones) at this time, but I now feel fully prepared for the slime phase.
We have to discuss the 2nd grader with the YouTube page. She creates videos of herself completing challenges throughout her home and environment, and narrates the videos like a pro! As I recall it, in the second grade I had enough trouble speaking to others during the regular course of the day, let alone speaking on camera while filming intricate obstacle courses!
From Challenge Girl we learned that it is best to be yourself, all day, every day. Finding comfort and solace in being true to you is the ultimate win!