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Will my child be bullied?

The physical effects of BFRBs on one's appearance can lead to unpleasant interactions with classmates and other peers. Meeting with your child's teacher (if your child agrees to this; ultimately it is their decision whether to disclose their BFRB or not) before the school year starts to talk about their BFRB and discuss opportunities to educate classmates and other peers about the reasons behind their physical appearance may lessen negative interactions. Encourage your child to be proud of who they are, that they are worthy and important. Try to create peer bonds through sports, clubs, and other activities that help your child see that they have many special gifts beyond their BFRBs.

Getting connected to community also helps. It's as easy as registering for an upcoming TLC health education and community event.