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To think that long hair on young boys.......

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Haahoostory Sun 07-Oct-12 10:57:37

Is unfair on the child. It dangles in their face and gets in their way and must be really annoying for them. With girls you can clip it back or tie it up in pretty styles so no problem at all. It is the parents imposing their tastes and choices on the child - rather like when toddlers have pierced ears. Older boys with long hair absolutely fine - as they have chosen to wear it that way, but toddlers and younger boys no.

purplehouse Tue 09-Oct-12 14:14:02

lol at DS being infected with the gay

I would watch that he doesn't start eating or biting the slides and bobbles though.

BupcakesAndHaunting Tue 09-Oct-12 14:16:51

I want my DS to be infected with the gay but my only gay friend has emigrated. sad

Can I send him to stay with you for a weekend, Prat? <hopeful too of future shopping partner>

ScaryBOOAlot Tue 09-Oct-12 14:22:36

PMSL @ Prat.

My dad has made comments before about how I am "turning DS gay" because he likes pink, has a toy buggy and kitchen, wore hair slides in his hair when he had conjunctivitis.... Damn, my evil plan has been foiled hmm

FolkGhoul Tue 09-Oct-12 15:27:12

Oh and folk I am so glad you dont teach my children. Cant believe you are a teacher and a bully.

So I'm going to assume this was aimed at me...

I've read back all my posts and if anyone can tell me where I've been a bully I'd really like to know.

I can see that I've expressed my opinion and answered questions.

I can see that I've backed my opinions up with reason.

I can see that I've said I'd never considered what my child's hairstyle might say about me.

I can see where I've challenged an accusation or an assumption.

But I can not see for the life of me where I've bullied anyone.

TIA. x

extremepie Tue 09-Oct-12 17:51:37

DS2 has ASD and becomes hysterical if you try to cut his hair!

DH, DFriend and I tried to hold him down and give him a haircut once, it didn't go well - he was so distressed that we felt it was more cruel to force him to have his hair cut when he was obviously happy with it the way it was, it didn't get in his way and he didn't care what he looked like either way so we left it.

Now we wait until he is asleep and give his fringe a little trim to keep it out of his eyes and we are all happy.

Plus, he looks adorable with long blonde hair and I can't imagine him any other way, it's a part of his personality even if he does get mistaken for a girl a lot

He doesn't care what people think of him and neither do I - nor do I care what anyone else chooses to do with their child's hair!

CruCru Tue 09-Oct-12 17:54:09

Gosh, is this one still going on?

PickledFanjoCat Tue 09-Oct-12 18:20:07

Witch speaking personally after seeing kids called chavs I think the Adults on this thread can take care of themselves.

purplepenguin86 Tue 09-Oct-12 18:44:36

Surely this is just a question of personal taste?

Personally I don't really like long hair on boys, and I'm not keen on young boys using gel and wax to spike up their hair etc, as I think it's yet another way of kids growing up too young. I like shortish/mid length hair on boys. But I'm not going to say that all boys with crew cuts are chavs or all boys with long hair are gay (I don't ever know where that comes from - none of my gay friends have long hair?!). It's just hair. Judging children on it is unfair. We're allowed to like different things.

Quadrangle Wed 10-Oct-12 09:50:10

I'm not a fan of Justin Lee Collins' hair style.

greenhill Wed 10-Oct-12 10:49:32

I'm not a fan of Justin Lee Collins.

Woozley Wed 10-Oct-12 10:55:35

I'm not keen on it - but only on the basis that all the parents (yes all) of boys with long hair I've ever seen seem to be PFB/*LOUD PARENTING*/Hooray, braying types who think their son is, well, the sun.

sweetkitty Wed 10-Oct-12 10:58:12

My personal taste is that I don't like long hair on any boys, young or old. My DS has short hair (probably as I have 3 DDs and can't be bothered faffing with it).

However, it's my choice and I really couldn't care less what anyone else does with their DSs hair.

Boomerwang Wed 10-Oct-12 11:05:46

My sister in law let her son's hair grow so long because she didn't want to chop off the beautiful locks. I thought they looked silly.

I don't like long hair on boys. I used to like it on adult men but now I find it scruffy. My OH has long dreadlocks which I've got used to, but if he wanted to cut them off I sure as hell wouldn't stand in his way.

DuelingFanjo Wed 10-Oct-12 11:23:47

GOSH OP - who died and made you lord ruler of haircuts for small boys!?

juliazoe4 Wed 28-Nov-12 11:44:04

Long hair on young boys just shows their parents sad effection.

EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Wed 28-Nov-12 11:49:15

In your opinion only Julia of course wink

Old thread alert

BupcakesAndCunting Wed 28-Nov-12 11:49:54

Wow, that was really worth digging the thread up for...

BupcakesAndCunting Wed 28-Nov-12 11:50:25

And I think you mean affectation.

EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Wed 28-Nov-12 11:51:13

Indeed bups.

NotQuintAtAllOhNo Wed 28-Nov-12 11:53:17

My son has curly hair. When stretched, his hair reaches beneath his shoulders.

He is refusing to cut it. I indulge him, because he is utterly gorgeous.

His plan is to grow it until his hair reaches his feet, then he will cut it, and glue it to his own body, so that he can fulfill his lifelong ambition to become a teddy bear.

BupcakesAndCunting Wed 28-Nov-12 12:02:33

grin Quint, he sounds gorgeous!

Narked Wed 28-Nov-12 12:14:52

theinetsSun 07-Oct-12 11:08:22
Long hair on young boys just shows their parents sad effection.

juliazoe4Wed 28-Nov-12 11:44:04
Long hair on young boys just shows their parents sad effection.


bondigidum Wed 28-Nov-12 12:49:52

What bollocks.

Who decided long hair was exclusively for girls anyway? Look around you, i'd say quite a big percentage of teenage boys have long hair ( and young men for that matter). And guess what? Some girls have short hair too shock

My DH has lovely long hair, as does my dad. Only fitting my DS should follow suit. He has beautiful long curls and I won't cut it unless he wants it cutting because it is his hair and his choice.

EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Wed 28-Nov-12 12:56:16

How very strange narked shock

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