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Four-Year-Old in Hot Water Over Long Locks

Taylor Pugh, 4, of Balch Springs, Texas, may love his long hair, but Mesquite ISD officials do not. Credit: Mona Reeder, Dallas Morning News / MCT
Four-year-old, Pre-K student Taylor Pugh found himself facing in-school suspension, isolated fro...

Bald Baby Solution

When I was born, I had a full head of thick black hair. My mother clearly enjoyed styling my locks as every old photo shows my hair beautifully coiffed with clips and bows. Of course, not all mothers get the opportunity to play hairdresser to their l...

Mommy's Makeover Scares Toddler

Here's a typical mom fantasy: A morning TV show offers you a complete makeover, managed by a team of high-end beauty experts. You arrive at the studio looking wan and tired and mom-ish, and hours later you look just like Katie Holmes! Great, right...

Boy's braids may keep him out of kindergarten

He's simply a boy anxious to start kindergarten, but even at age five, Adriel Arocha is learning that, sometimes, things just aren't that simple. Adriel's dad is Apache and believes that Adriel's hair should remain uncut for traditional reasons. Adri...

Katie Holmes has Mom Hair?

Katie Holmes may very well have the most-watched hairline in America. And recently, she cut her precision bob into something a little shorter. And maybe a little less chic. And, according to some, more Mom-like. But not in a good way. The NY Daily Ne...

Preschooler banned for trendy haircut

The last time I took my 7-year-old in for a haircut, the stylist gave her a photo book of hairstyles to look through while we waited for her turn. She turned immediately to the young adult section and chose a pink striped, spiky do that reminded me o...

Baby's first haircut

Now is the time, in my young son's life, and my new life as a mommy, when all the milestones of oohs and ahs are upon us. We're approaching his first birthday, the mark of one year together. It hardly seems possible that he has only been a part of ...

Should hair color be restricted?

What would you think if you were told your child could not go to a certain school because they don't accept children with blonde hair? That would seem rather arbitrary and petty, wouldn't it? What if your child's school said no to a different color, ...

An imperfect hair day

I'll be honest. I'm lucky if I remember to brush Jared's hair before we leave for school, let alone take the time (and have the skill) to make it perfect. Heck, I'm lucky if I remember to brush my own hair in the morning. As often as not, Jared brush...

Long hair gets high schooler in hot water

We've seen students who want to bring a bible to class and are allowed to do so. There are muslim kids who wear head scarves during soccer games. One student in Texas, however, is not being allowed to follow the dictates of his religion. Eighteen-yea...

Mat dilemma

My six month old son is officially all over the place. He scoots and crawls and rolls. He'd climb the walls if he could. His pack and play barely holds him any longer and does not provide sufficient play space, not to mention that he uses it to st...

The mothering instinct

There was a time not so long ago when I would've taken in pretty much any animal in need of a home that I came across. I ended up with a cat that way. I almost ended up with another dog that way, and almost ended up with another cat that way. Liv...

Donald Trump's hair runs in the family

Donald Trump's hairstyle has long been the target of jokes. It's a puffy hair-sprayed comb-over that reminds me of the 'wings' I worked tirelessly to create each morning on my own head back in 7th grade. Except I had two wings on either side of my fa...

Hair color for a six-year-old?

One of the best things about writing for Parent Dish, other than associating with all these great writers, is the feedback and comments I get from readers. Since I started writing here just over 6 months ago, I have benefited from the thoughtful and ...

Curly Hair -- what to do?

When I was a boy, my mother would mercilessly attack the tangles and knots in my hair every Sunday morning as we got ready for church. My hair is mostly straight with a bit of a wave to it. I wouldn't call it curly, but there's enough curl to it that...

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