I was just talking about it with my friends. I took a deep breath and thought about her question for a minute before replying a second time. Over the next few days, the shaving the head idea picked up steam. She asked her dad. She asked more friends. Soon she had all her answers.
Dad Shaves Daughter's Head as Punishment for Bullying a Teen With Cancer
The Day My Daughter Shaved Her Head – Generation Mindful
After watching her father shave his head, 6-year-old Aellyn Stannard declared that she wanted a similar look. Her mom, Paige Lucas-Stannard, said sure — thinking Aellyn would probably forget about it. That's when Lucas-Stannard faced a parenting crisis. She wanted Aellyn to choose any look she wanted, regardless of cultural gender norms. She's actually written a book about defying gender stereotypes, called "Gender Neutral Parenting. Well, it wasn't so easy.
Entire Family Shames Mom for Letting Her 8-Year-Old Shave Her Head Bald
This Dad turned to Reddit to ask if he made the right parenting decision. It's safe to say he doesn't have a fan club on the internet right now. The Internet seems to always be angry about something. From rude, mom-shaming flight attendants to teachers crashing birthday parties before they even start, there's just a lot to rage about, apparently.
The best lessons we can teach our daughters to live by is that their beauty and value have nothing to do with the way they look. It's also a pretty great idea to instill confidence in a daughter that lets her take control and ownership of her body. And that's just what one mom on Reddit thought she was doing by letting her 8-year-old daughter shave her head bald. Since the mom considers herself a supportive one, and lets her children do what they want within reason, she saw no reason to not let her daughter do what she wanted with her hair.