It is truly important that children love themselves from their toe nails to their hair. When children love their hair, it helps to create a positive self-image that will transcend into adulthood. As an owner of a salon that caters to children, I constantly see parents unintentionally discussing their child’s hair in a negative way. A lot of the time, it is the parents own negative self-image that they are projecting on to their child. It is very important that parents understand that speaking negatively about their child’s hair influences their child’s self-image. It is vital that parents learn how to positively influence their child’s confidence about their hair. Here are 5 helpful tips to help your child love their hair:
1.Always Use Positive Words When Talking About Their Hair.
People, including children, are greatly influenced by the words and terms used to describe them on a daily basis by the people around them, especially their parents. This is why using positive words to describe your child’s hair is very important. It will have great influence on their self-image into adulthood. Examples of positive words used to describe a child’s hair are adorable, lovely, handsome, cute, beautiful, sharp etc. But you can also use words like smart, intelligent, graceful, strong, or brave to show them that they are more than just physical features.
Telling them that you love their hair and then explaining why, helps to further build their confidence around their hair. Using phrases like "I love your hair because" or "Your hair is special because" aids them in developing a love for their own hair.
2. Ask Them What They Love About Their Hair.
Asking them why they love their hair causes them to think about their hair in positive ways. If th