Posted by Gene W (other posts) on October 03, 2019 at 08:14:51 Previous Next
In Reply to: Dealing with parent's discomfort over long hair posted by Avi on September 29, 2019 at 15:10:17:
Parental disapproval about hairstyle has long been an obstacle to long hair growers, but at it's core it's just a part the child to weaning process. When you were young they were entirely responsible for you. It's not easy for them to give up that sense of responsibility, but when they realize you're fully in charge of your life both you and they will be more relaxed with things.
First of all, keep your hair as neat and good looking as possible most of time-- especially around your parents. Secondly, take care to show them you are maturely managing your life well in all other ways. Once they are confident you are past the child-rearing stage they will probably give you more concessions to your personal choices like wearing long hair.