Hey, friends, do me a favor...teach your kiddos not to touch other kiddos' hair without asking; no, it isn't "just hair." Specifically, kids whose hair is different than there's.
Harlyn is exercising her individual expression a lot this year and wearing her hair out, and big is absolutely her jam, and I happily encourage it. Still, it irks my entire being when people reach out and touch without asking; it bothers her too...a lot (she may not say anything, but she doesn't like it.)
When I dropped her off at school today, as she was walking in, I watched another student reach out and pat her on the head like they were at a petting zoo...it's so rude and so invasive, and she doesn't like it, so please teach your children not to do that and encourage them to share what you've taught them to their friends.
Also, teach them that she IS allowed to say "No" even if they ask. Keeping our hands to ourselves goes far beyond hitting someone during carpet time.
There is a great book called "Don't Touch my Hair" By Sharee Miller. Order it on Amazon, Read it to your kids, and have the conversation. Thanks!
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