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Myth: Bad parenting causes BFRBs.

Similar to other mental health disorders, BFRBs are a combination of neurobiological, environmental, and genetic factors, not the result of “bad parenting.” In fact, most parents of children with BFRBs are quite supportive and would do just about anything to help their child with a BFRB.  Conversely, there are many families fraught with trauma and abuse where BFRBs are completely absent. Unfortunately, when parents try to help and the BFRB persists, parents can become frustrated and even frightened for their child. To support parents, TLC offers ongoing health education webinars and connection to support your child in ways that feel empowering and that lead to healing.