Getting your child to sit still for hair care

Rory Hadley, Blogger & Mom, shares advice for parents on how to help your young child sit still during a haircut or hair care
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Getting your child to sit still for hair care

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I think one of the earlier battles, if that's what you'll call them in doing hair with your child is teaching your child to sit long enough for you to get their hair done. There are two real parts to this to answering that question and that would be, first of all, how you approach hair is going to teach your child how they should approach hair. So what you want to do is be as positive about, yeah, we get to do hair today, and look at it as a bonding experience. This is time you are spending with your child. And then you also want to start slowly. You want to work your way up to longer and longer sessions of doing hair. If there's a technique that you want to learn how to do, instead of practicing on your child, it's best to try to learn how to do it ahead of time; either try on your own hair or maybe create a practice board to learn how to corn row or how to do two strands twist so that way when your child sits down to have their hair done, you will already know what you're doing. So your frustration will not be passed on to your child.

Rory Hadley, Blogger & Mom, shares advice for parents on how to help your young child sit still during a haircut or hair care

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Rory Hadley

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Rory is a wife, a blogger, and a transracial adoptive parent of an African American girl, who joined the family through domestic adoption in 2007 at a mere six days old. A self-described tomboy and computer geek, Rory had little knowledge regarding her own hair, not to mention no prior experience with the unique hair and skincare needs of children of African descent. Making it her mission to learn everything that she could, Rory started chronicling her experiences for other parents who have found find themselves in similar situations. Since the launch of her blog, Chocolate Hair / Vanilla Care in 2010, people from all over the world have been able to share in her journey as she demonstrates new hair styles, outlines step-by-step instructions, reviews products, and discusses the many aspects of what it means to be a transracial family in today's world. Rory hopes to continue exploring identity, respect, and empowerment, using hair as a common language.

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