4 yo refuses to get hair shampood - Page 2
I'm in the minority, along with vermontgirl on this one. Once a week bath with hair washing as well as brushing hair every morning are musts here. Like teeth brushing: also not a choice.
She doesn't fight about it anymore (she used to pretty seriously). And I can't be sure, but knowing my daughter's nature, if I'd given her the impression that it was optional, we'd still be battling about it.
I actually think it's good for kids to have to deal with things that they don't like, but they have to do. It's great life practice, IMO. I also tell my daughter that looking somewhat groomed is important. She can dress herself it whatever she wants, but her clothes have to be clean :-)
Same here, especially the bolded. I told DD1 she can either let me wash and brush her hair or she can get it cut in a pixie. Those were her choices, but she was not going to walk around with unbrushed, dirty, sweaty hair. I gave her a week to decide and she decided she'd rather let me keep it clean. It didn't hurt that I went out and bought more detangling spray in a bottle with an octopus on it and a bunch of cool hair ties and clips. If she does decide she wants it cut short, fine. I'm ok with either option.