I have a five year old who is a beautiful little girl inside and out... but currently is giving me strife every morning at hair-doing time. It's not about knots etc.... it's because I've been using a headlice preventative spray on her. It isn't one from a chemist, it's one that is made by a lady I know who has used the same formular on her kids for several years and they haven't had lice since. And since we've used it, my daughter hasn't had lice either. (and it is rife throughout the school and we used to have to treat weekly!) Anywayyyyy..... it is very strong smelling, but it is a nice and natural botanic sort of smell. It is deadly if it gets in the eyes so I give her a washer or handtowel to hold over her eyes while I ever so carefully spray. Yet every day my daughter carries on wailing and crying like it's going in her eyes and I cannot seem to convince her that it cannot possibly be doing that because of all the precautions I'm taking. Nothing convinces her and I'm at the point of really starting to resent this behaviour every single morning. It makes me so mad now! It feels so unfair because I know it isn't going in her eyes and I'm trying so hard to be so careful. I thought of using goggles for her but the strap would be in the way of where I'm spraying and combing etc. Can anyone give me any sort of advice or ideas for my situation. Rewards charts don't seem so have much impact on my child. She's very tough and isn't easy swayed by anything - reward or otherwise. If you have some method for protecting her eyes that sounds better than what I'm doing I'd love to hear it. I just need her to feel safe and confident - and to stop this crazy carry on every damn day!