But when it comes to food, she's anything but average. Most kids her age are a little picky. Natalie likes everything — literally. She took two bites out of them," said Natalie's mother, Colleen Hayhurst. Natalie suffers from a rare condition called Pica that creates a compulsion to eat things that aren't food. Any parent knows it's hard keeping an eye on a toddler. Try watching one who wants to eat everything in sight.
Colleen fears Natalie could die if she eats the wrong thing. In February Natalie was rushed to the emergency room after eating a light bulb. She had eaten all the glass.
I was pretty much hysterical. When Colleen took Natalie to the pediatrician for a checkup and explained what was going on, the doctor, Dr. Lily Dela Cruz, knew this was something that went beyond typical toddler behavior. She referred them to a developmental behavioral specialist. Although Pica is more common in young children — more than 10 percent of kids aged 1 to 6 are believed to have some form of the disorder — adults are not immune. One of them is Adele Edwards. She consumes couches like they're candy, knocking down seven of them in the past 21 years.
She was profiled on the TLC reality show "My Strange Addiction," in which people eat everything from chalk to household cleaners. One of them, Kesha, craves toilet paper. She's been addicted to eating it since sixth grade. I could probably take down half a roll in one day. I carry it with me in my purse," she said. Pica is the Latin word for magpie, a bird that will eat anything. Doctors say these unusual cravings can be triggered by a lack of certain nutrients like iron or zinc. Some with Pica crave the texture of some materials in their mouths. In the case of Natalie, who has a healthy appetite for regular food, Pica is thought to be psychological.
Pica is a symptom of autism, but Natalie has not been tested for the condition. She does suffer from insomnia and ADHD. As she gets older, she understands more what she is doing is wrong, but she can't seem to help herself. In addition to working with a therapist to curb her cravings, at home Colleen sprays Natalie's tongue with a sour spray that helps satisfy her constant need to put things in her mouth. Natalie also chews on biting sticks. And she has what her family calls her Pica Box full of textured toys that stimulate her senses. Colleen is reaching out to help other mothers and their children in this predicament.
All rights reserved. Play Courtesy The Hayhurst Family. Fact-checking candidates on the issues: Democratic debate night. Photo of drowned father, daughter sparks new calls to deal with immigration crisis. Martin met with Ms. Ramsey at Beacon Hills High School during a parent-teacher conference. When Mr. Martin immediately assumed that Lydia either had poor grades, concentration issues, erratic behavior, or a combination of the three, Natalie snapped at him, reminding him that since he was the one who made Lydia choose which one of them she wanted to live with after the divorce, he is responsible for any bad behavior on Lydia's part.
Both Natalie and Mr. Martin looked surprised when Ms. Ramsey informed them that Lydia was one of the most gifted students she has ever taught and that her AP classes pushed her GPA so high that she wanted to have Lydia's IQ tested. In Code Breaker , Natalie was seen at Beacon Hills Memorial Hospital after Lydia was attacked and bitten by then- Alpha Werewolf Peter Hale in Formality , where she watched worriedly as her daughter continued going into shock as a result of the injuries.
Unbeknownst to Natalie, Lydia's Banshee nature was fighting against the Alpha Werewolf bite she had sustained, eventually overpowering it and using its latent immunity to ensure that Lydia became a Banshee rather than a Werewolf or other shapeshifter. In Abomination , Natalie awakened Lydia for school, reminding her that she was going to be late for her counseling session with Ms. Morrell , which Natalie was making her attend in the aftermath of Lydia's attack in Formality. However, she was horrified when she found that Lydia's sheets were covered in blood, and only became more concerned when she discovered that Lydia had punched her vanity mirror while she was sleeping, causing her to get glass shards in her knuckles that bled all over her sheets through the night.
Natalie asked Lydia why she hurt herself like that, but Lydia seemed to have no memory of the event. However, Lydia replied that she got the bruises because someone tried to kill her and she survived, insisting that she didn't need to hide that fact from anyone. Natalie seemed proud of her for this mature answer but did help Lydia braid her hair before she left for school.
She began teaching her first class that day, which was a class in which Natalie's daughter Lydia , Lydia's on-again, off-again boyfriend Aiden , and Lydia's friend Danny Mahealani were all present. Natalie approached Lydia at her bench and reminded her that since it was her first class as a teacher in five years, she didn't want Lydia to embarrass her. However, Lydia snarkily replied "You should have thought about that before wearing those shoes," before smiling sweetly and telling her she loved her.
Natalie told her she loved her as well, though she was clearly insecure about the style of her shoes, and went up to the front of the class to teach. In Letharia Vulpina , Lydia saw Natalie talking to Peter Hale in the hallway at school and became so suspicious of Peter's motives that she rushed over to ask her what she was doing. However, when Lydia approached her mother, Peter had vanished.
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When Lydia asked Natalie what he said to her, Natalie shrugged and told her that he was with the Health Department, which caused Lydia to scoff in exasperation. Natalie went on to explain that Peter wanted to schedule hearing tests for the students, which piqued Lydia's curiosity and caused her to realize that it was a subtle message to Lydia that he could help her with her difficulty in controlling her Banshee abilities.
Natalie joked that she should sign Lydia up for the hearing tests before remarking that Peter gave her his card, but when Natalie held it up, Lydia snarked back that it was just a piece of paper with his phone number written on it. Unbothered, Natalie just shrugged again and replied, "Still got it! In The Benefactor , Natalie approached Lydia and Kira in her biology class in order to remind Lydia of the rules of the lake house , where the McCall Pack was planning on spending the full moon, though she didn't realize the supernatural implications behind the gathering.
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She instructed Lydia not to have more than six people at the lake house, insisted that they stay out of the wine cabinet, and warned her that any damage to the house would be added to Lydia's credit card debt. She then remarked that Lydia needed to make sure to lock the basement door, because she found claw marks in the wood that made her think wild animals had been inside, not realizing that it was actually Malia who had done it during the previous full moon. Later that night, when Lydia accidentally spilled wine on the floor of the study, Lydia became distraught when she remembered her mother's earlier instructions, and she informed Mason Hewitt , who was with her, that Natalie had insisted that the house be spotless because they were trying to sell it and needed every cent they could get from it.
In Weaponized , Natalie was working as a proctor's aide during the PSATs, where she helped pass out the tests, instruct them on how to put their fingerprints on the test sheet for identification purposes, and collect the students' phones to ensure that they wouldn't cheat. However, she soon became concerned by Coach Finstock 's absence, since he was meant to be her partner for the exam, which was being taken by Scott McCall , Stiles Stilinski , Kira Yukimura , Malia Tate , Sydney , and the rest of the junior class. When she went to call Coach Finstock to see where he was, she saw that the blinds to his office door were up and went in to investigate, eventually finding him passed out on his desk.
She initially believed him to have gotten drunk at school and quietly lamented the fact that he had broken fifteen years of sobriety before returning to the classroom and informing the proctor, Simon , that she couldn't get a hold of him. When she suggested that they call in Ken Yukimura , who was grading papers in his classroom, Simon replied that they should start the exam first and bring him in during the first break. Several minutes after the test had begun, one of the students, Sydney , got lightheaded and briefly fainted, causing Natalie to rush over and check on her.
As she was helping the young girl to her feet, Natalie noticed that she had a rash on her wrist and asked her how long she'd had it. When Sydney replied that she didn't know, Natalie became concerned that this was an epidemic and got an idea, informing Simon not to let any of the students out of the classroom before rushing out to return to Coach Finstock's office.
After checking both of his wrists for a similar rash, she eventually lifted up the back of his shirt to reveal that his entire back was covered in the same pustular rash, explaining why Coach was so sick that he fell asleep at his desk. Alarmed, Natalie called the Centers for Disease Control to tell them her suspicions, and when several students came inside to use the locker room after basketball practice, she shooed them out of the entrance hall to prevent them from becoming exposed.
Shortly afterward, the CDC arrived and enacted a quarantine of the school before setting up a makeshift field hospital for those students and teachers who were already sick.
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Natalie and Scott went into Sydney 's cubicle to check on her, and when the two students asked Natalie what would be happening, she briefly explained the quarantine process before leaving to check on the other students. Shortly afterward, Natalie noticed Scott's absence and knocked on the locker room door, not knowing that Scott had been infected by the virus as well which was specifically designed by Simon, also known as The Chemist , to kill canine shapeshifters such as werewolves , werecoyotes , and Kitsune so he could reap their Deadpool bounties and was losing control over his transformation.
Natalie remained with the students for the duration of the quarantine, and when she found Stiles, who was trying to figure out how they all got sick, looking pale and sweaty, she suggested that he lie down, though he ignored her advice in favor of checking Coach's office to see what infected him, as he was the first to show symptoms. Finally, once the human students had begun to recover from the illness and when the shapeshifting students had been cured by reishi mushrooms , the quarantine ended, and Natalie's worried daughter Lydia rushed into the school to give her a hug.
Natalie, thrilled to see Lydia, apologized for what happened and insisted she was just trying to get some overtime at work, which made Lydia laugh. In Time of Death , Natalie, realizing that Lydia was once again going to the lake house and not knowing why followed her daughter there.
When she went into the boathouse where Lydia was looking for answers about the Deadpool, she was nearly hit in the face with an oar by Lydia, who thought Natalie was an assassin or some other kind of intruder. Natalie initially lied by claiming she had come to prepare for the open house, but when Lydia called her out on her lie, Natalie admitted that she didn't understand why Lydia came to the lake house so often, especially since she came alone and didn't seem to be seeking out alone time with any boys.
Lydia, who couldn't reveal that she had been coming to use the study, which Lorraine had converted into a room ideal for Banshees to divine for information, pulled out a photo she had found of Meredith Walker at the lake house and asked her mother if she knew her. Off-screen, Natalie told Lydia about the relationship between Lorraine and Meredith, before bringing out an urn that she believed had Lorraine's ashes and giving them to Lydia, explaining that Lorraine's last wish was for Lydia to scatter her ashes on the lake on her 18th birthday, which was several weeks away.
However, Natalie only became more confused when Lydia looked into the urn and realized aloud that it didn't contain Lorraine's ashes, but Mountain Ash ; when Lydia reached in to get a handful to throw toward the lake, Natalie was stunned when the ashes made a perfectly straight line from one side of the door frame to the other, revealing that the entire boathouse had been made of Mountain Ash as a protective measure.
Despite not understanding the supernatural issues going on around her, Natalie gave Lydia a scrap of paper with the last thing Lorraine ever wrote, which she assumed was gibberish, but which Lydia realized was part of the same code that made up the Deadpool list. When Lydia asked Natalie if it was possible that Lorraine could be alive, she insisted that it wasn't possible, though she seemed slightly skeptical of her own words.
In Parasomnia , Natalie was seen in the guidance office at Beacon Hills High School , where she has begun her new job as the guidance counselor by advising Tracy Stewart on what she needed to do to apply for college. However, she quickly noticed that Tracy was extremely anxious and asked her if she was okay. She was surprised when Tracy admitted that she hadn't been sleeping well due to her chronic night terrors, and somewhat inaccurately referred to the condition as "parasomnia" before asking Tracy to tell her about it.
Tracy detailed the nightmare she had the previous night in which a crow appeared at the open skylight in her bedroom which she believed was permanently sealed years earlier when it was weather-proofed ; the skylight kept opening no matter how many times she shut it, and the last time, a masked man appeared and pulled the chair she was standing on out from under her.
Though Tracy insisted that at least part of the dream was real, since her father found her laying on the floor next to the chair that morning, Natalie assured her that most of the dream was just in her head and reminded her that the stress that all seniors go through in preparation to go to college can cause all kinds of sleep disturbances, which are completely common. Tracy didn't seem to believe her and instead stood up to go to class, though she was suddenly stopped in her tracks by a dizzy, nauseous sensation.
Natalie became even more concerned and asked her if she was okay, only to gasp in horror as Tracy quickly swiped all the papers and other objects off of Natalie's desk before throwing up a large amount of black blood all over the desktop. Included in the blood are some black crow feathers, leading Tracy to ask Natalie if this condition is common as well. Later, after Lydia witnessed Tracy in the middle of a waking night-terror at her locker which once again involved the masked men from her last nightmare and which frightened her nearly to the point of a panic attack , she brought Tracy to her mother once again to try to help her.
When Lydia insisted that there was something more going on than simple parasomnias, Natalie argued that night terrors have caused people to do much stranger things than eating their pillows in their sleep. Lydia maintained her belief that something bigger was going on and that Tracy should go home, Natalie pointed out that she already suggested that Tracy take sick leave and that Tracy refused because she didn't want to miss the first day of classes.
She could tell that Lydia wasn't going to give up her mission to help Tracy, and Natalie sternly reminded her that Tracy had a medical condition and that if she needed help, they would get her professional help. This led Lydia to get the idea to have Jordan Parrish , a Sheriff's deputy , to check out Tracy's house. In Dreamcatchers , Natalie was supposed to go on a date with Sheriff Stilinski , but when Tracy Stewart , who had begun her transformation into a Chimera and who had mauled a prison transport van that contained Mr.
Stewart her father and a public defender , two Sheriff's deputies, and a criminal named Donovan Donati , they were forced to reschedule their date for the following evening. The next night, Kira and Lydia were searching Tracy's room for clues as to what was going on with her when they realized that, since Tracy had killed her own father and her psychiatrist while in a night terror, she seemed to be targeting people who were trying to help her, which meant that her next target was probably going to be Natalie, since she was Tracy's guidance counselor and was trying to help her with her college applications and night terrors.
Meanwhile, Natalie arrived at the Beacon County Sheriff's Station to meet with Sheriff Stilinski before their date, where they nervously but happily greeted each other. However, just as they were about to leave, they found Deputy Valerie Clark slumped face-down on her desk, and Sheriff, thinking she was joking around, asked her what she was doing. When she replied that she couldn't move, Sheriff realized that something supernatural was happening, though Natalie seemed completely confused as to what was going on.
Just then, Lydia and Kira arrived to warn Natalie that she was in danger, which made her scoff in confusion until she saw Tracy, who was revealed to be a Werewolf - Kanima Chimera , was climbing the ceiling with her Kanima powers and had sprouted a tail. When Tracy leaped down onto the floor and paralyzed the Sheriff, Lydia yelled at Natalie to run while Kira transformed her magical belt into her katana to fight against Tracy. Though Natalie did run away as she was told, she turned back just in time to see Tracy spin and use her tail to slice Lydia deeply across the side. She screamed Lydia's name in horror as her daughter fell to the ground and started to bleed out, and rushed over to her while Kira, furious that Tracy had harmed Lydia, used her sword to cut off Tracy's tail.
At some point in the struggle, Natalie was knocked unconscious, and Tracy dragged her unconscious body by her feet down to the station's basement. Fortunately for her, Malia had arrived shortly after Lydia was attacked, and had been instructed by Lydia to save her mother and Tracy by snapping her out of her night terror. Malia then fought against Tracy, eventually gaining the upper-hand and putting her in a choke-hold with her knee on the floor until she woke up, causing Tracy to become herself again and saving Natalie from death at her hands.
However, the Dread Doctors , Tracy's creator, then showed up and killed her, declaring that her condition was terminal when Malia futilely attempted to fight against them. In Condition Terminal , Natalie awakened in the basement of the Sheriff's station after having been knocked out and made her way upstairs, where she found Lydia bleeding out on the floor of Sheriff Stilinski 's office. She clutched Stiles 's shoulder for support while Kira applied pressure to Lydia's wounds and Theo used his belt to make a rudimentary tourniquet around Lydia's ribs to slow the bleeding.
After Lydia was rushed to the hospital , Natalie held Lydia's hand as she was wheeled down the hallway to surgery. She assured Lydia that she was going to be okay, but Lydia was more concerned about Natalie having been thrown into the supernatural world and insisted that she couldn't tell anyone about what she saw. Natalie, who appeared to still be in denial, replied that all she saw was a "lunatic girl" who was trying to kill anyone, but Lydia, who was weak from blood loss, didn't seem to hear her and instead continued to insist that Natalie couldn't tell anyone.
Lydia remarked that Natalie's book club usually had more wine, and Stiles retorted that the books that Natalie and her book club read probably didn't cause violent hallucinations, either. A few moments later, Lydia mentioned that perhaps Natalie should read the book as well since she refused to acknowledge that she had witnessed "a girl with a tail leaping off the ceiling and attacking everyone. The next day, Sydney , who had just left AP Biology class in tears after a large chunk of her hair fell out, went immediately to the guidance office to talk to Natalie, but found that the office was empty.
Lydia , who was worried about her, asked her about what was going on and listened as Sydney explained that she had been struggling with stress-induced alopecia for the last three years and that everything she'd tried, including medications and hypnosis, didn't work. Lydia offered to help her style her hair in a way that would hide her hair loss, the sight of the small bald patch behind her left ear triggered a repressed memory which had been a delayed reaction to reading the book the previous night and caused her to briefly hallucinate that there was a hole in her head before she blacked out and fell onto the floor.
Lydia then began to experience a flashback-hallucination of the memory in question.
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In the flashback, Lydia, who was a young child at the time, was left in the car outside Eichen House while Natalie went inside after receiving an emergency phone call regarding her mother-in-law, Lorraine Martin. When Lydia got into the bathroom, she found Natalie and a nurse kneeling next to a bathtub that was surrounded by a large puddle of blood, and a drill laying on the floor next to the tub combined with the sight of a bloody wound behind Lorraine's ear led Lydia to realize that she had drilled a hole into her own head.
Natalie, horrified by what Lorraine had done and distraught that Lydia had seen it, yelled, "Lydia, I told you to stay in the car! Meanwhile, in the real world, a horrified and worried Sydney rushed to go alert Natalie as to what happened, though she was unable to find her until Scott and Theo had already come to Lydia's aid and snapped her out of her trance.
Upon her arrival, Natalie, who was once again playing the denial game, asked Lydia what happened before adding, "Was it a blackout? Did you faint? In Lies of Omission , Natalie was in the middle of teaching a Biology class about anthrax and its use during World War I when Beth , a Chimera of unknown type, became horrified at the sight of her entire middle fingernail falling off while she was chewing on it, causing black blood and the Dread Doctors ' modified mercury to leak out.
Beth then ran out of class without another word, leading Malia , who had witnessed the entire event, to rush after her. However, before she can make it to the door, Natalie stopped her and reminded her that if she wanted to use the restroom, only one student can go at a time, and if she was trying to leave class in general, she should think about her recent drop it grades. When Malia insisted that Beth needed help, Natalie retorted, "Not from you," which made Malia realize that Natalie knew more than she was letting on. After Malia said as much, Natalie played dumb but was not at all shocked or afraid when Malia made her eyes glow blue.
Despite Natalie's comments that Malia and the rest of the pack needed to focus on their schoolwork, Malia ignored her and left class to talk to Beth instead. In The Last Chimera , Natalie went straight to the hospital upon learning that Jordan Parrish had found Lydia in a catatonic state in the Beacon Hills Preserve after Theo had hurt her by using the Alpha werewolf memory manipulation ritual without concern for her safety. She was in the middle of stroking Lydia's forehead in her room and assuring her that everything would be all right when Stiles walked into the room to visit Lydia.
Stiles looked horrified when he saw Lydia's condition, but before he could get any closer, Natalie immediately became furious by the sight of him and roughly shoved him backward toward the door, blaming him and the rest of the pack for what happened to her daughter. She ignored Stiles' protests when he claimed to know what had happened to her and needed to check her neck to confirm it, and instead forcefully pushed him out the door without another word.
She closed the door behind her and took a deep breath as she considered Stiles' words for a moment. Despite her anger toward Stiles, she decided to confirm what he said anyway and gently turned Lydia's head to the side so she could examine her neck. Her eyes widened in shock when she saw the vertical row of ragged puncture wounds along her spine from where Theo jammed his claws into her spinal cord to see her memories of the Nemeton 's location.
Later, Natalie was seen in the hallway talking to "Dr.