Would you let you child get a mohawk?

Spiky Mohawk - child's Mohawk
@sedel1027 (17855)
United States
May 28, 2008 3:25pm CST
I took my son to the stylist today to get a mohawk. His father is all up in arms about it; his step dad thinks it is cool This is something that was his own idea and since it is summer, who care? Heck, I'd be happy is he kept the cut and grew it out so that he could spike his hair up on the weekends. Is this something you would let your kids do?
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@k1tten (2321)
• United States
28 May 08
I'd shave my child's hair off if he tried that. I'm not fond of mohawks. I'm all for him being unique but him wanting to get a mohawk because his friends have it is rediculous. He can find or make a new trend but a mohawk is taking it too far.
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
28 May 08
Why is a mohawk too far? None of my sons friends have mohawks, this is something he just decided to do on his own.
@inked4life (4228)
• United States
28 May 08
Absoultely I would. I think it's very cool when kids adopt their own sense of style rather than following the norms. It's only hair and it'll grow back and as long as they are doing well in school, keeping the grades up etc, then I have no problem with letting them do that.
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
28 May 08
I have to find out if he can keep it during the school year. He is starting a new school year in the fall so it may be classified as "outrageous" in our school system.
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
28 May 08
Heck yeah! I was a teen in the 60's and I can still remember the fights my father had with my brother over growing his hair long. It's summertime, your kid thinks it's cool, so I agree, what's the harm? My daughter had purple hair one summer.
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
28 May 08
LOL I am thinking about doing purple streaks this summer for myself.
@ank_47 (1963)
• India
16 Apr 09
yes i like that hair style. its too stylish and if i had children, i will let them for that style .
• United States
14 Apr 09
im not a parent but if i had a son id let him have a mohawk, i dont see what the big deal is about mohawks anyways ive had one for a long time. ive grown mine out to like 1 1/2 feet before, but normally i keep it cut short enough to just be able to pinch it. i wont lie though the upkeep on a mohawk is a pain in the butt. i shave the sides down to the skin so that i can go the max amount of time in between touch ups (which is like 2 weeks).
@kafrosGR (138)
• Greece
8 Jan 09
Well i am not a parent but think i can tell my opinion as i could be your child :P I don't understand your problem if your kid makes his/her hair the way he/she wants to. Like a mohawk . I said my mother i want to change my hair style the way i want to. at first she wasn't really sure. but she said ok with mohawk. By allowing your kid to wear the clothes he like or make his hair the way he likes would make him happier. at least this is the way i see such things
• United States
28 Jun 08
i would let them as long as it wouldnt get him into trouble with school or daycare (if he was in either) but i think i would cry on the inside lol
@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
30 May 08
Yes I would let my son get a mohawk! Even if it was school time. LOL! I think they look cute/cool on boys if kept up and not to high of corse.. My son is 2 and can't tell me he wants a mohawk, but I wish he would ask because I'd do it in a heaatbeat! LOL!
@metschica25 (5408)
• United States
30 May 08
Yes , I would let my kids when I have them . My brother used to spike his hair when he was little . I used to like to feel it with all the gel it is kinda neat . I even would let them dye the hair a funky color .
@Ravenladyj (22940)
• United States
29 May 08
Hell ya! and I have...in fact my son has rocked many a mohawk over the past couple yrs...the next one he has he wants me to bleach his hair out and dye the tips electric green
• United States
28 May 08
The only thing I can say (my son has very long hair for a male) is that people treat them differently. They look at the children in a way as to even treat them as criminals. My son is a very good student and child, gives me very little grief yet I have neighbors that treat him badly, and teachers see him differently then they once did, he has not changed only grown out his hair.
• United States
28 May 08
I'm not so sure. Those hairstyles kind of annoy me, especially the gigantic ones. I don't see why they're such popular styles either. It just annoys me and other people and kids are judged wrongly (sometimes) because of that hairstyle. I'd like to save myself and my child the trouble.
@bcote212 (1113)
• United States
28 May 08
I absolutly thing that you did the right thing by letting him wear his hair the way that he wants to. You are allowing him to express himself the way that he chooses fit. This helps with the developement of his personality. Great job mom!