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Parent Information

Parents play a powerful role in helping children develop good health habits. Many of the health habits formed during childhood will last a life time. Most health education programs are directed at increasing children’s understanding and knowledge by providing children with the skills, attitudes, and motivation to adopt good health habits. As effective as any educational program can be, it is through continual re-enforcement that turns a good health practice into a habit. Reinforcing what children learn about maintaining their health is where parents play a key role through guidance, oversight, and serving as role models. This web section addresses the question of how you as a parent can help prevent your child from getting Lyme disease. There are guidelines to help you monitor and inspect your child for ticks as well as facts about Lyme disease, how it is transmitted, the most likely places to find ticks on you or your child’s body and what to do if you find a tick on yourself or your child and some of the symptoms that will help you spot whether your child has Lyme disease.

Brigham and Women's Lyme Disease Prevention Program