Five-year-old Kaye loves to make mud pies; her best friend Faye prefers to play with dolls. Kaye usually puts on outfits straight off the floor or out of the hamper; Faye chooses only freshly washed and pressed threads. Kaye rarely brushes her hair and has to be bribed to take a bath; Faye bathes daily in strawberry-scented bubbles and owns a different comb for every day of the week.
Now for the quiz: Which child is more likely to get head lice?
Answer: Neither. Or rather, either.
The idea that lice are of the result of poor hygiene or poverty is a myth - one that has been around for generations. "I used to associate lice with 'dirty,' because that's what my grandmother taught my mother, so it's what my mother taught me," says one BabyCenter mom. "It wasn't until my sister got lice thatRead More »from Do dirty kids get lice?