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#31 of 57 Old 07-12-2007, 05:42 PM
 
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How do you get them to sit still long enough to get a mohawk straight?
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My 8 month old has a natural Fauxhawk. I get comments on it all of the time. I love it. :
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Ouch.
To imply that I'm just trying to relive my youth because of a hairstyle my kids have is insulting.
Hmm...I thought I made it clear that that was my DH's reason. Sorry if I didn't. I'm not trying to say that is the reason every parent does it, just my DH and a few of my friends. Not trying to provoke anyone, I swear!
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jake had a mohawk from 3.5 to just after 4. here is an artwork pic I did of him for the computer background at home.


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I've seen them a lot lately too and think they are great. I can't imagine that anyone is forcing their sons to get them, kids see other kids and might like their hairdo, much like adults...

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I was wondering about the mohawks too. Seen tons of them in the Boston suburbs in the past few weeks and mostly on the 3 to 7 year old crowd.
Well, that's one guarantee that no teeanger will ever have one again - make it popular for young kids!

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My 8 month old has a natural Fauxhawk. I get comments on it all of the time. I love it. :

i'm so jealous...ds is just STARTING to get some hair...
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My 6 year old wants to get one before he starts 1st grade in September. The reason? He found out that the other little boy named Liam in the 1st grade will be in his class next year. Their last names both start with F, so they can't be Liam F. So, he's decided he wants to be known as "Mohawk Liam"

If he still wants one in September, we'll do it for him. He also might want to Manic Panic it, but he's not sure yet.
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i'm so jealous...ds is just STARTING to get some hair...
Hey my first daughter, I would scrap together tiny tufts and put an elastic around the wisps until she was three. Even *I* am jealous of him. :
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I think most mohawks looks stupid, especially on little kids! Ya know like the ones where the sides is shaved but the middle is long and they don't stick it up. I DO like the fauxhawks though. I think those are cute. Right now I'd say my son would never have one, but if he wants one, I'll have to re-think it then. I'm not opposed if that's how he wants to express himself.

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I also blame Maddox.
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I have to admit, I'm not into it. When I see a toddler with one, I automatically assume it's the parents that want this. Once I saw a parent fixing her toddler's mohawk in the Target bathroom and I really just thought that was ridiculous. I'm sorry if that bothers anyone- I do understand allowing your child to wear their hair as they see fit and picking battles and all that jazz.

I see it as a trend. I don't want my kids to have their identity tied up in how they look at such a young age. So far my kids don't even think about stuff like that and I'm glad. I know as they get older they will reach a point where they do care, but I'm not going to be a catalyst for it.

This is coming from someone that was probably one of the most unique looking kids at my school growing up. At the tender age of 12 (in the late 80's) I dyed my hair all colors, had my ears pierced up and down and wore skeleton stockings to school for fun (I also had stripes, plaid, every color you can imagine). I wanted to be different, and different I was. It wasn't until I was about 15 or 16 that I quit seeing myself as simply what I looked like and man am I glad I got out of that place I was in, which was a very self-focused place to be. I also realized along the way that I am plenty different without having to announce it to the world.

Ok, so maybe I have issues. I'm just not into the little kids with mohawk thing.
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I think it's adorable. I'd totally let my DS do it if he wanted one.
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I have to admit, I'm not into it. When I see a toddler with one, I automatically assume it's the parents that want this. Once I saw a parent fixing her toddler's mohawk in the Target bathroom and I really just thought that was ridiculous. I'm sorry if that bothers anyone- I do understand allowing your child to wear their hair as they see fit and picking battles and all that jazz.

I see it as a trend. I don't want my kids to have their identity tied up in how they look at such a young age. So far my kids don't even think about stuff like that and I'm glad. I know as they get older they will reach a point where they do care, but I'm not going to be a catalyst for it.

This is coming from someone that was probably one of the most unique looking kids at my school growing up. At the tender age of 12 (in the late 80's) I dyed my hair all colors, had my ears pierced up and down and wore skeleton stockings to school for fun (I also had stripes, plaid, every color you can imagine). I wanted to be different, and different I was. It wasn't until I was about 15 or 16 that I quit seeing myself as simply what I looked like and man am I glad I got out of that place I was in, which was a very self-focused place to be. I also realized along the way that I am plenty different without having to announce it to the world.

Ok, so maybe I have issues. I'm just not into the little kids with mohawk thing.
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I think it's really cute personally! I'd give my little boy a mowhawk...if I had a little boy, that is. My husband and I are punk rockers, so it'd go pretty well.

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I think its really cute too. All my boyfriends until I was around 19 had mohawks or liberty spikes. I had bright purple and pink hair until i got too poor to maintain it. I'd LOVE to do a mohawk on my son but I know he wouldnt sit still for it. I'm also fine with dying my kids hair if they want it. In the battle of wills, I can think of far more things to get worked up about than hair.
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I see it as a trend. I don't want my kids to have their identity tied up in how they look at such a young age.
I'm okay with that but my kids didn't really have a choice. They're biracial and people are always commenting on their curly hair. I guess we could have buzzed it but then I'm sure it would have been something else. I bet kids with red and/or curly hair get lots of comments too.

My youngest ds doesn't have curly hair but he gets commments anyway because he looks different from the rest of the family.
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My oldest 2 have had them off on for abut 4 years now. My 7 year old has had one consistently for about 4 years. His is the on the top only kind. Some times he wears it up (and rocks the hawk) and sometimes he wears it down, just depends on his mood. My oldest 2 have seemed to "grow out" of it for now but we will see.

By the way I am very conservitive. So boy was my mom shocked when i let the boys get them. And I even let them get them before school pictures (gasp) and I let them wear them up to church.
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hey i have pink hair half the time, so if i had a little boy who wanted a mohawk i'd be all about it. haha. my 5 y/o DD wants pink hair like mommy i just don't have the patience to try to get her to stay still and not roll around on anything for the 15 minutes it takes to set.
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I'm okay with that but my kids didn't really have a choice. They're biracial and people are always commenting on their curly hair. I guess we could have buzzed it but then I'm sure it would have been something else. I bet kids with red and/or curly hair get lots of comments too.

My youngest ds doesn't have curly hair but he gets commments anyway because he looks different from the rest of the family.
Oh yes red hair. Poor red heads they get asked all the time. Neither of my parents are red heads and everyone always asked my sister where she got her red hair. She hated that. She still gets it as an adult but now knows how to be snarky.
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I have to admit, I'm not into it. When I see a toddler with one, I automatically assume it's the parents that want this.

I see it as a trend. I don't want my kids to have their identity tied up in how they look at such a young age. .
I have to say, when I see any toddlers hair, worn anyway at all I figure it is because it is what the parents want. Long hair, short hair, mullets, spikes, high and tights, ponytails, buzz cuts, etc.... first hair cuts are usually exactly what the parents want to see or are influenced by what the parent's hair looks like, and I guess I don't really see a problem with it.

I don't think my son with this haircut will be anymore tied up in his looks than if I shaved his head or never gave him a hair cut and let it all grow long. And all haircuts tend to follow trends, right? Think of how big the mullet used to be... gosh, everyboy in my 3rd grade class had one (and some of the girls too!) and yet, it isn't very common anymore. Or back when boys used to shave steps in the sides of their heads or shapes into their hair.... or back when all girls used to wear their hair really, really, really long..... it is all just following current trends and current tastes.

It is just a haircut, ya know? :

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I think the fauxhawks are too cute! I've gotten them for my two littlest ds' the past few haircuts.

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I think its cute.. I think most hairstyles on kids are cute.. EXCEPT the mullett!!! Parents should be fined!
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I have to say, when I see any toddlers hair, worn anyway at all I figure it is because it is what the parents want. Long hair, short hair, mullets, spikes, high and tights, ponytails, buzz cuts, etc.... first hair cuts are usually exactly what the parents want to see or are influenced by what the parent's hair looks like, and I guess I don't really see a problem with it.

I don't think my son with this haircut will be anymore tied up in his looks than if I shaved his head or never gave him a hair cut and let it all grow long. And all haircuts tend to follow trends, right? Think of how big the mullet used to be... gosh, everyboy in my 3rd grade class had one (and some of the girls too!) and yet, it isn't very common anymore. Or back when boys used to shave steps in the sides of their heads or shapes into their hair.... or back when all girls used to wear their hair really, really, really long..... it is all just following current trends and current tastes.

It is just a haircut, ya know? :
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I have to say, when I see any toddlers hair, worn anyway at all I figure it is because it is what the parents want.
I agree. In particular, I've known so many moms who seem so invested in their daughters having long hair. My (sweet, wonderful) MIL was literally sad when her 25-year-old daughter cut her hair semi-short for the first time (actually it was still shoulder-length -- not really short at all).

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I think its cute.. I think most hairstyles on kids are cute.. EXCEPT the mullett!!! Parents should be fined!
Oh yeah? Well, my entire family is going to get matching mullets!




Or maybe not. I had a mullet in 1989 and it really did not look so great on me

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I had a mullet in 1989 and it really did not look so great on me
I had a mullet at one point also. Business in the front, party in the back! : WHAT was I thinking??? Joe had a mullet as a baby but on him it was CUTE. (It really was!!)

My 6 yo nephew has a mohawk- with his missing teeth & mohawk, he looks SO rotten! (He IS rotten!)

I'd let Joe get one but he is currently letting his hair grow. It is pretty shaggy at this point!
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