There’s one thing for certain when it comes to raising children: from time to time, you’re going to experience challenging behaviour. Add a painful and irritable skin condition and watch those challenges multiply.
Children behave in challenging ways – not because they’re trying to test you – but because they’re feeling challenged. When you feel lousy, you act lousy. Same for the kids. Maybe they are in pain, sleep deprived, or they hate wearing scratch sleeves or using creams and medications. Perhaps they’ve learned to scratch to get what they want.