Parenting is not an easy task. It is especially evident assuming you’re a solitary parent. There are so many nurturing books on the best way to be an ideal father or mother however truly: no aide can truly set you up for the muddled truth of being a parent. In this way, you need just what’s best for them, however some way or another things go crazy. In this story a father battled to keep his seven-year-old daughter’s hair in good condition. He assumed he understood better than others, including his daughter, how to maintain their treasured hair because he was a proud long-hair owner. Read the story to know what the father did and do you agree with him?
I’m a single father, and my daughter is 7 years old. She had long hair almost down to her belly button but I can’t ever seem to get her to take care of it. I’ve warned her over the last year that if she doesn’t start brushing her hair at least twice a day, we’re getting it cut shorter. Every morning is a battle. I’ve talked to her mom about it and she agreed that I can get it cut if she doesn’t take responsibility for her cleanliness.
I also have long hair. I’m 6’2″ and my hair goes down past my chest. I told her that I can do it, and so can she. I’ve shown her multiple times how I bring my hair over my chest to brush the bottom, which she doesn’t have the dexterity to do. I brush from the bottom and slowly work my way up; I know how to brush hair since mine is long.
This morning after yet another argument, I did it. I cut her hair to about an inch below her shoulders. She was devastated. She continued to cry for another hour as I drove her to my parents place to watch her as I went to work. My mother and my sister both got very upset with me. My mom told me I’m going to ruin my daughter if I don’t start taking parenting classes and that cutting her hair was completely unnecessary.
What are your opinions? Did I over react? Did I have given more warnings before acting? Is she still too young to learn from this experience? Please don’t be afraid to criticize. Thank you for your time in advance.