What would you do if your 4-year-old daughter cut her hair?

United States
April 14, 2011 11:41pm CST
I do not have any children what so ever, but I was over at my boyfriend's house and his niece who's 4 going on 5, was watching a cartoon. The cartoon was about a girl getting her first hair cut. She obviously had a few hair cuts and kids this age tend to get a little out of control... She was in her room watching television, somehow she got a hold of scissors and cut her hair! After cutting a few spots... (now she has bald spots), she went to her grandma and apologized. She told her grandma, she's sorry- don't get mad at her and she won't do it again. It's like a rehearsed line she says.... all the time when she does something wrong. What would you do if your daughter cut her own hair? Kids now a days are influenced on television too much.
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@marguicha (91970)
• Chile
15 Apr 11
The hair cutting is something many girls do at one time or other. But as TV goes, I always had (and have) only one TV in the house. The children had an hour a day to watch it and no more. The TV was off during diner so we coulsd all talk with each other. I´d blame the parents, if there´s anyone to blame.
• United States
15 Apr 11
Well her grandma was watching her, she doesn't do anything drastic until she was watching cartoon. But little ones can be a hassle to watch...
• United States
15 Apr 11
Lol yea, luckily she only snipped a few.. It does look bad though because you can't cover the patches but yes, she was taught not to use scissors ever again. Not quite sure how she even got to them since they were stored high.
@marguicha (91970)
• Chile
15 Apr 11
I remember I had to take away some of those plastic scissors from my grandson´s hands at that age. We gave them to him so he would cut paper and in two seconds he was cutting his T shirt. He did not learn that from watching TV or from seeing us either. Small children are darling small beasts once in a while. I adore my grandson but I put the scissors up in the closet and grounded him for a while.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
16 Apr 11
My daughter did and she was 6 that time. We left her and her brother inside the room watching television and when i checked them after a few minutes, voila! her hair is layered and cut short lol..she took her school scissors which was not really sharp but still she managed to cut her hair and in order to make it look good again i have to resort to bringing her to the salon and have it fixed! hahaha she had a good time and i guess such stuff happens
• United States
16 Apr 11
lol! thanks for sharing, glad the salon could fix it.. as for my boyfriends niece its not quite fixable especially since theres chunks of missing hair.. they're leaving it as is cause if she shaves it off , it'd take a while to grow back.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
16 Apr 11
yes that bald spot will eventually grow
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• United States
16 Apr 11
yup =D
@xien2xien (1383)
• Philippines
15 Apr 11
i will forgive her definitely because i can't do anything about anymore, she already cut it, then the next thing is to take her to the salon and arrange her hair so won't look like a fool anymore... kids have different characteristics and their mind is easily been influenced by other things or people, kids whose age is 4 or 5 has not fully develop their correct thinking and they will do something without thinking what will be the result, when i was a kid i also did something stupid that when i think of those times i just don't know why i did that, but when i'm doing that back when i was a child i just thought that it was fun doing crazy stuffs
• United States
15 Apr 11
Thanks for sharing! Yeah, I would forgive her too because what's done is done... =P
@xien2xien (1383)
• Philippines
15 Apr 11
definitely,,,, kid possess this magical faces that you will forgive them no matter what they do
• United States
15 Apr 11
Lol yup =P
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
15 Apr 11
What a tempest in a teapot! Why parents get worried over a few hairs on their kids head, is beyond me. Is it possible that the parents are so upset they entirely forget that the hair will grow back? Who cares, for heavens sake, the hair is growing back even as they speak? My kids cut their hair too, and I just laughed!
• United States
15 Apr 11
Lol, yah it was a good shocker & laugh. I laugh at her everytime I come over. LOL =P
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
15 Apr 11
This is the way children should be taught! This child will Never again cut her own hair, and best of all her Mom didn't get all mad and yell at her.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
28 Apr 11
Hi. infatuatedbby. I would be very angry with her. I would not be happy at all. I think that my oldest daughter tried this when she was younger. I think that she only clipped a tiny piece of her hair though. I would be so upset, especially, if my daughter cut her hair to the point of it having bald spots. I would be totally upset! I know that her hair will take a while to grow back.
• United States
28 Apr 11
I would be upset as well but can't do anything about it =(
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
27 Apr 11
hi, of course i will not blame that child because he/she is still a child and as what you said they are influenced on what they have seen at television,so i will extend the patience and understand there childhood way of thinking.
• United States
28 Apr 11
yeah same here, thanks for sharing!
@Kirinx (1693)
• United States
16 Apr 11
Well I would have her look in the mirror and see the damage she did to her hair.I would then have to find some way to make her hair look presentable.extensions or something.I would tell her never to imitate things she sees on tv.
• United States
28 Apr 11
no extensions shes only 4 turning 5 xP
• China
16 Apr 11
I agree with you.The TV programms for the kids must be strictly supervised and guided in case something dangrous or violent happens.
• United States
16 Apr 11
yeah -__- tv shows are very influential on young children!
@GardenGerty (98163)
• United States
16 Apr 11
I would tidy up the hair cut as best as I could. I know others have had their kids cut their hair and it does grow back.
• United States
16 Apr 11
yup hair will grow back! she cant do much cause 2 bald spots all over .. -__-
• United States
16 Apr 11
that would be so funny i think it depends on where she cut it if u could just make a hair do that can cover it will that would be good until her hair can grow bac and all would be fine if not she could wear a hat (maybe that would be hard ) maybe she should just go and cut the rest of it so she never try to do that again lol
• United States
16 Apr 11
Right on top. she has to wear a hat cause she has 2 patches on her head that is bald right now :P lol
@mansha (6301)
• India
15 Apr 11
my daughter cuts hr own hair all the time , she hides under the bed with scissors , we try to be careful with the scissors and hang them high in kitchen but the moment we forget and she gets her hand on it she will go and cut her hair., last time it was real bad and I had to wait for five months before I could do anything decent with her hair. I just let it be do not give it much importance otherwise it will give her more encouragement, just tell her to go and look in the mirror..she will out grow this eventually or become a hair stylist eventually ...
• United States
16 Apr 11
yeah, little kids are really curious & if you say no to scissors, no means yes so they will take any opportunity to go find them. her hair right now is pretty bad but hopefully it'll grow back before school starts for her in september thanks for sharing :)
• United States
15 Apr 11
Oh they tend to do it with out the TV to influence them. Mine who did not watch TV at the time cut her hair she was almost 5. She took a bunch from the front (bang area) all the way over to about her ear. I had to take her to a hair dresser to try to do something with it and she had a mullet. Worse she had it to be flower girl in her uncles wedding! When I asked her why all she said was "I wanted to see with my hair in my face" a typical 4 year old answer..
• United States
16 Apr 11
LOL! -__- shes going to school in september so she should be fine, lol kids now a days =P
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
15 Apr 11
I would probably be the freaked out parent at first. i probably would not know whether to laugh or to cry first. then i would try to calm back down to reality. after all, it is only hair and she is only a child. the hair will grow back in time.
• United States
15 Apr 11
Lol yup! :P I did that too! I was like WHAT DID YOU DO TO YOUR HAIR? She's like I cut it. LOL It's hair, it'll grow back- I agree.
15 Apr 11
That's why every time a kid watches television even it's cartoon there's a sign that says PARENTAL GUIDANCE. It's the parents responsibility to keep watch on their children especially that the media's role in this generation is influential.
• United States
15 Apr 11
Yeah, but honestly who has time to watch a child who's almost 5 like a hawk? Her grandma has other things to do around the house.
• Philippines
15 Apr 11
Well, first of all I wont let a 4 year old watch in her own room alone or without adult supervision. Kids are kids, they are influenced by what they hear and see. And what is the scissor doing in a kid's room?
• United States
15 Apr 11
Scissors wasn't in her room, she went in another room to get them. And its more of a loft than a room with a door. She has supervision but she's 4, turning 5 next month, and there is supervision at home but not watching her like a hawk.
@zralte (4186)
• India
15 Apr 11
A 4 year old having a TV of her own in her room?? Well, I don't know about anyone, but I would not give my daughters TV in their room at that age. I don't know yet at what age I would give them, but I would definitely not give them before 10 years, at least. Apologising to her grandma like that...it does seem like she says it all the time. But I don't blame anyone here, my daughter does it all the time when she does something she is not supposed to do. She knows she's not allowed, but she did it anyway and when I found out, she always says she's sorry and that she would not do it again. Children that age tend to push boundaries so they would know where exactly is the boundary. It sounds like that little girl is probably the same as my daughter, trying and testing boundaries. I don't know what I would do if my daughter cuts her own hair. I guess I'll have to see if and when it happens.
• United States
15 Apr 11
Well, it's not technically her room. It's a loft, she calls it her room and theres a television, table to draw, it's her room- and she sleeps in their during the day as a day bed.. Yeah, his niece says the same =P When I first saw, I was shocked! I was like :O I wouldn't know what to do either because what's done is done.. Thanks for sharing and I hope your daughter does not cut her own hair!! LOL
@acey76 (1278)
• Philippines
15 Apr 11
Well, i make her bald so that her hair will grow evenly hahahha, well kids at that young age are to curious over things, as precautionary measures I would probably hide, scissors matches or anything that might harm her.
• United States
15 Apr 11
Lol, as of right now her hair has bald spots and so when she goes outside, she wears a hat. They're not going to cut her hair evenly cause shes going to school soon in September, lol! Yeah, they are hidden but she found them. She's very curious of EVERYTHING.