Mum of six, Chloe Dunstan, has defended her sons’ right to grow their hair while questioning why other parents seem to care if they ‘look like girls’.
The Perth mum said she has been approached by parents who think her three young sons will be picked on for their long locks.
But the outspoken mother said it is not her or her children’s problem and that those parents should instead focus on teaching their kids not to bully because she thinks their hair is ‘fabulous’.
Chloe asks, “Why do people even care if they’re boys or girls? There is actually no reason you need to know what a child has between their legs. No reason. At all. My 11-month-old daughter has short hair and sometimes people think she’s a boy.. Guess I should buy her a wig or something?”
LITTLE BOYS HAIR 101 she writes on Facebook.
✨Male hair has the ability to grow long, just like female hair.
✨Sometimes people tell us it needs to be cut off because it’s too heavy, uncomfortable, too hot or unclean when it’s long; if that’s the case, I’m just wondering why we shouldn’t shave girls’ hair off too? Is it because boys are allowed to be more comfortable than girls? And girls should sacrifice comfort for aesthetics? I dunno, you tell me.
✨Some people think my kids will get picked on for having long hair.. So teach your children not to bully people for how they look. That would be a good start. I will never teach my kids that they should change the way they are just to avoid comments from small minded people.
✨Rude comments aside, I have no problem with people simply assuming wrongly that my boys are girls. It happens 99.9% of the time when we are out and I just say, “oh, they’re actually boys” and the kind people say “oh okay, oops!” and the assholes say “BOYS? ARE YOU SURE?” .. Yes I’m sure.
✨Even if my boys “look like girls”, that’s fine by us! Why would looking like a girl be a bad thing?
✨Why do people even care if they’re boys or girls? There is actually no reason you need to know what a child has between their legs. No reason. At all.
✨My 11-month-old daughter has short hair and sometimes people think she’s a boy.. Guess I should buy her a wig or something?
✨Some kids don’t like having their hair cut. My kids don’t like having their hair cut. They get really upset about it actually. I don’t want to upset my children.
✨My 3yo and 4yo boys have told me they want to grow their hair, why shouldn’t they be able to? Imagine your daughter says “I want to grow my hair!” And then you say “TOO BAD” And shave it off while they scream and cry.. Would that be nice? I don’t think it would be.
✨Hair cuts are expensive.. Have you seen how many kids I have? (This is totally a legitimate reason… Not)
✨Thor has long hair, and last time I checked people really like Thor. Thor is cool.
✨My kids are clean, comfortable, kind, healthy, happy and confident with who they are. This is what matters most.
✨Their hair is actually fabulous. longhairdontcare
Do you allow your boys to grow their hair? Why or why not?
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