My children cut their own hair, again!

@kaka135 (14099)
Malaysia
March 2, 2016 2:58am CST
I guess it's because we cut our own hair at home, so the children just like to imitate us. I remember my son used to cut his little sister's hair when she was less than 2 years old, that was more than a year ago. They were really having fun. I told them not to do that again. Yesterday, my little girl started to cut her own hair, then the brother helped her to cut more. My son also cut his own hair. When I have found these out, they have already cut until the hair is very short. Glad that they didn't hurt themselves. I like my little girl to keep her hair short, but now it's even much shorter. She really looks like a little boy now, though I think she's still very cute. Though I don't really mind their haircut is not neat and pretty, I have again told them not to cut their hair by themselves, and I really have to keep the scissors for haircut away. Sometimes when I learned to do something, they would always love to learn as well. It's good for them to learn, but they are really too young to cut their own hair.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
2 Mar 16
The biggest concern here is obviously the danger involved with children using scissors.
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
2 Mar 16
Barry the sister of my mother lost an eye just because his older brother tried to cut their hair. It is enough that one of the two move, it is too much dangerous to let children use scissors.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
2 Mar 16
@LadyDuck That must have been a horrendous experience for the children and for their parents.
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
2 Mar 16
@Asylum Yes, my grandparents also had problems because they left the children use the scissors. My mother never let us approach knives and scissors when we were kids.
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@dodo19 (32898)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
2 Mar 16
My eldest did the same time. Last fall she decided to cut her own hair. About a year or so before that she decided to her her own hair as well as her sister's, who was about a year and a half. Thankfully no one was hurt in either cases.
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@kaka135 (14099)
• Malaysia
2 Mar 16
How old was your eldest at that time? I guess kids just like to do that, to imitate the adults, and they think they are doing it good too - such a nice haircut they did. Yes, glad that nobody was hurt.
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@dodo19 (32898)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
2 Mar 16
@kaka135 my eldest was about 3. Let's face it, they see us do things, and they learn from us by watching us.
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@marlina (73882)
• Canada
2 Mar 16
@dodo19, I think that lots of little kids try this, after all how would they know that it is not a thing to do?
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@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
2 Mar 16
Keep the scissors away from them Haha
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@kaka135 (14099)
• Malaysia
2 Mar 16
Yes, I have to remind myself to do so, before they have the second hair cut. Glad that they have always been using scissors to cut papers, so they are quite well trained and didn't hurt themselves.
• United States
7 Mar 16
Wait you have a girl? I dont know why I thought you had two boys lolz The hair cutting is so much fun for kids. It does look okay now huh? I would love to teach them. If I can scan a photo one day, I will show my nephew when he was a child and I was teaching him to cut hair lolz
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@kaka135 (14099)
• Malaysia
7 Mar 16
Many people thought I have two boys. So when they heard my 3rd baby is a boy, they was a bit disappointed for me, though gender doesn't really matter to me. My little girl always has short hair, because her hair is really little even I didn't cut her hair much. I showed my son how to cut the hair after he cut his little sister's hair. I think the way I cut is safer than his, and that's how I cut their hair as well. I always think it's good to teach the kids, then they will learn how to handle things well. It's good if you can show me that photo. My husband used the hair clipper to "cut" my children's hair, so now the hair looks more even now, though shorter.
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• United States
7 Mar 16
@kaka135 So you have 3 children Lee? 2 boys and one girl? Or what? haha sorry if I misunderstand
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@kaka135 (14099)
• Malaysia
13 Mar 16
@TiarasOceanView Yes, 1 boy, 1 girl, and another baby boy who is coming in May soon. I am pregnant now.
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@rina110383 (24134)
2 Mar 16
I did that when I was a kid. I was scolded for trimming my own bangs. I could still remember how I looked in family photos with my do-it-yourself bangs.
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@kaka135 (14099)
• Malaysia
7 Mar 16
I suppose you felt really proud of doing that on your own.
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@rina110383 (24134)
7 Mar 16
@kaka135 Yes, because we saved some money by cutting my own hair. It also saved my mom's time because she does the cutting at times.=)
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@kaka135 (14099)
• Malaysia
13 Mar 16
@rina110383 Yes, I think cutting our own hair really save money and time. Now, we cut our own hair as well, so we don't need to go out to the saloon and wait for the hair to be cut. We also have so much fun cutting our hair at home.
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• United States
5 Mar 16
I am glad they did not get hurt from the scissors. Maybe just kid scissors that can't cut hair and the sharper ones up higher?
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@kaka135 (14099)
• Malaysia
5 Mar 16
Yes, I have kept the sharp scissors away. I have already let them use the normal scissors to cut papers or other things freely. They used kids' scissors to cut hair before too. Now, their hair are too short, so they won't be able to cut the hair anymore.
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• United States
6 Mar 16
@kaka135 That is good the sharp scissors are stored away safety.
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
2 Mar 16
Do not let them do this again. The sister of my mother lost an eye when his older brother tried to cut her hair, she turned the head and she lost an eye. This can be extremely dangerous!
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@kaka135 (14099)
• Malaysia
6 Mar 16
I read that in your other response. That was really a sad incident.
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
6 Mar 16
@kaka135 Yes it was, my grandmother was in the room when it happened, she was cooking, very close to her two children, but of course the accident happened in a fraction of a second.
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@azrapa (64)
• Ireland
4 Mar 16
I remember cutting my own hair when I was younger. Let me tell you this - most of the time it doesn't even come with a reason, kids just feel the need to do it. In my case, I was just lying on the couch, found a pair of scissors and just started cutting my hair. I didn't even think of myself as a hairdresser or something. I just had to cut my hair!
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@kaka135 (14099)
• Malaysia
6 Mar 16
Yes, I always read and can tell that children just live in the moment, they do what they have in their mind. My little girl kept telling me her hair was too long, and she wanted to cut it short. I already helped her to cut until quite short, but I guess she was not satisfied, she wanted it to be as short as her brother's.
@PainsOnSlate (20254)
• Canada
4 Mar 16
My brother cut my hair when I was a baby, my mother made sure he never had access to the scissors again until he was older.
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@kaka135 (14099)
• Malaysia
4 Mar 16
I guess this is really a favorite activity for many kids. The first time my son cut his little sister's hair when she was more than 1 year old, and my little girl sat down properly and let the brother cut the hair. That time, they were still too young, so I kept the scissors away when they have done with using them with cutting papers.
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@JudyEv (123433)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Mar 16
It's good that you don't mind too much - and that the haircuts aren't TOO bad.
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@kaka135 (14099)
• Malaysia
6 Mar 16
Yes, it doesn't really matter, as hair will always grow.
@TheHorse (65975)
• Pleasant Hill, California
2 Mar 16
Maybe they'll come up with a new and creative style. I've always thought that more Lego buildings should be come reality.
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@kaka135 (14099)
• Malaysia
6 Mar 16
Yes, actually I always admire children's imagination and creativity, and their courage as well! As long as it's not harmful to anyone or the earth, I think it's good to let the kids try it out!
@iamshane487 (1162)
• Manila, Philippines
2 Mar 16
I can relate to your story when we were young and we had fun to cut our hair. I was crying over and over because I looked like a boy, not girl.
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@kaka135 (14099)
• Malaysia
6 Mar 16
I don't think I have ever done that before, my mom wouldn't allow us to do so. Glad that my little girl likes her short hair, in fact, she keeps asking me to cut my hair to be as short as hers.
@alchemistrx (2570)
• Philippines
2 Mar 16
I cut my hair recently. And my mother told me why i did. Because i was feeling hot with long hair and she made me go to the salon to properly cut my hair.
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@kaka135 (14099)
• Malaysia
2 Mar 16
I have been cutting my own hair and my husband's since last year, and I have always been cutting my children's hair since they were born. I just learned how to cut my hair, as it's more convenient than going out to the salon.
@waflay (2717)
• Nairobi, Kenya
2 Mar 16
We are our children's first teacher and since they want to repeat something that they saw their parent doing,its the same here and they are surely in the process of learning.
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@kaka135 (14099)
• Malaysia
2 Mar 16
Yes, that's why I was not mad at them, and I don't really care about how their hair really looks like, as long as they are comfortable. As we are staying in tropical country, I think it's fine for my little girl to keep her hair short, so she won't feel so hot.
@gudheart (12752)
7 Mar 16
aww lol How old are they? I am sure they look cute no matter what hair style they have :D
@kaka135 (14099)
• Malaysia
13 Mar 16
They are 7 and 4. My little girl is 4. Yes, no matter what they wear or how they look, they are still cute (in the eyes of the mother).