If you feel your child would not handle these situations well or you feel like you have been pushing the hats or wigs you are not alone. When my daughter first started to lose her hair we got her wigs, hats and bandannas on a normal basis. We turned her into a hat junkie and me and Betsy were the pushers! This lasted until one day where wearing a hat would not work because of a costume she had to wear in a play, she said, “I never wanted to wear these stupid hats!” Right there we knew we were wrong, we never asked her if she wanted the hats or cared about her self-esteem, only that she had the items to cover up so not to be stared at or even made fun of.
We all want to protect our children so please know that I understand where you are coming from, I was there once. I just want you to know that CAP is here to help.
If you need help or direction let me know, we will do whatever we can to help!
Jeff Woytovich, Founder
Children’s Alopecia Project