Hello. I am a new member of this board and I hope to learn a lot about Icthyosis through it. I myself do not have this skin disorder, but my brother has a severe case of it. I really care for my brother and I am happy to see that many other people have the same concerns as my family. I myself am a senior in high school while my brother is in 7th grade. He has many friends and all my friends think hes one of the funniest and nicest people ever. I know right now he is doing fine, but soon enough he will get into high school and start thinking about dating and dances and such. This might lower his self confidence and he probably won't tell us of all this. As an older brother, what can I do to help him keep his confidence up and show him that we all do care?