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Today when I was cutting my son's hair, we decided to have fun with it and I have him a mohawk. It's only about an inch and a half high, and he was so excited. He wants it to be spiked with gel and died red. When his Daddy got home for lunch he excitedly showed it to him, but DH told him that if he goes to school with his hair like that, he'll get picked on. Poor DS's face fell. :

I am so annoyed with DH, it's just hair! I think he's gonna be the coolest 6 year old there, but DH insists that he's gonna get picked on, if not by little kids then the big kids. What do you think? Should I cut it all off?
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I think your DH is totally wrong. The other kids will most probably think it's very cool.
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My ds went to kindergarten with a fairly tall and very green mohawk. Every kid in his class loved it. The only people who were annoyed were the other parents whose kids kept coming home saying "Aspen has a mohawk, why can't I??" My 3yo often has a little "faux hawk" and people are always commenting on how cool/cute it is and my 17mo dd's hair grew that way naturally.
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I mohawk the baby all the time. Especially during the summer - I had to sunscreen her head because she refused hats. I say let him wear it. If he decides he doesn't like it after the first day, it's his choice. And tell your husband next time to look at the kid's face to determine his own reaction to what's going on.
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I want to give DS a mohawk but he won't go for it

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If I can ever get the computer to read my memory card, I'll show you all a picture of it! I think it's very cool looking, and will be even cooler when we dye it. I think hair is to play with, that's why when my good friend said she wanted to dye my hair, I told her to pick out the color. Unless it's cut awefully (in which case will take months to change) I like to have fun with it. I'm unfortunately a liberal married to a very-conservative conservative.
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Once when I was cutting ds's hair I gave him a mohawk. He made me shave it off. I swear the kid is more grown up than I am, he's no fun

I think sometimes people don't think to soften what they are saying to kids
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My 5 year old has one right now... well its more of a faux mo! The hairdresser did a really great job cutting it. People love it. Kids won't bug your son.... most kids think its super cool. Even elderly folks eyes go kind of buggy , but always say how cute he is!

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He will be the cool kid. You may get a few phone calls from rigid parents tho!LOL!

Dh is wrong. Shame on him.
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People are pretty easy going about hair stuff these days . We even went to a wedding with his hair all done up. He looked gorgeous with his beautiful Tibetan vest and mohawk. I hope the picture of his great grandma and him talking at the dinner table , touching forheads, turns out.

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I think your DH is totally wrong. The other kids will most probably think it's very cool.
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It's his hair, let him wear it how he wants. It's just hair for crying out loud!!!!!

your DH needs to take a chill pill.
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my 13 mo has a girly mohawk
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My ds had a mohawk, very long. If we didn't put gel in it, it was long enough and thick enough, that you couldn't even tell. We could also braid it. We used a specific type of snake braid. I wish I had pictures, but they are all paper pictures.
It's usually parents/adults who have the problems with it, not the other kids.
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He will be the most popular kid in the class. Not to be a downer though, check out the rules of your school, make sure you can dye his hair or have it in that style before you send him to school only to get a phone call to come get him a half an hour later. ya know

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Yesterday I accidently gave my ds 2yo a mowhawk! It was soooo lame though - he wouldn't hold still so the sides were totally crooked - I had to stop before I made it worse.

When DH got home he just shaved the whole thing off

It's actually still pretty cute - I hadn't realized how much I had missed his bald head that he had for the 1st year.

So funny to have found this thread here - I was going to post about this on it's own anyway...something under the heading of having your kids endure the haircuts from mummy...
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I gave DS a fo-mo or Faux Mohawk about 6 months ago.. he looked so cool everyone kids, adults, loved it and frequently commented on it. I say let DS decide, it he wants it off... cut it off.. if he wants to"try" it let him do that too... as for DH, he is probably just trying to look out for his son against the pain that other children can cause.. but he is just not hip enough to know this is a cool thing..LOL!!
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It really depends on the school and kids. Where my son goes to school the kids would be weirded out by it and would act strangely towards him. I don't think they'd be straight out mean to him.
That said, it wouldn't stop me if that's what he wanted to do. At all. Heck we have a chuckle when my flamed out car parks in the school lot with all the other minivans, SUVs and posh cars.

I agree with letting him have a day with it and if he changes his mind, cut it off then.
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If *he* likes it, let him try it out! You can tell him (if he brings it up) that if he does get picked on, and he wants a change, that you can shave it off, or whatever. But if he's comfortable with it, and wants to stand up for himself if he gets picked on then let him have it!!!!

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Here's a couple of pictures of him. It's much neater and straighter now though, I hadn't tweaked it when we took these pictures, he was anxious to have his pictures taken so that he could send them to his grandmas (one of whom would pass out upon viewing them) :LOL

http://www1.snapfish.com/thumbnailsh...ue/t_=70413109

(The other pictures are of our ultracute puppy, Coco)
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awww. He's so cute. I love his hair.

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Love the hair! I wish one of my kids would do a hawk'.

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I wish my kids wanted a mohawk.

I was just struck with the irony of this thread...

How many parents sit there and wish their kids *didn't* have a mohawk? And we're sitting here wishing ours did.

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thats not bad at all. now dye it blue!lol.
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Its his hair? And I doubt he would get teased... My 7 yr old has a mohawk and the kids at school went ape.... they thought it was awesome!

he had it dyed for a little while but he chose pink....

your little man is too cute!

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He looks cute.
I would let him have it the way he wants it.
He would be the "cool" kid in his class
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