We all want our children to be nice and courteous, but with them being exposed to different types of bad attitudes from fellow kids and surrounding adults, it’s not always a straight path. According to L.A. Bikini, One of the common problems some kids face these days is bullying because of having curly hair.
Curly hair is beautiful though it is quite a challenge to style and take care of; however, these make curly hair even more unique and wonderful to have. However, not all can appreciate this, thus bullying happens. If your child is a victim of this, he or she definitely needs your help.
Here are some of the most common bullying types when it comes to curly hair and some tips that you can follow to help your child who is subjected to it.
Class Disturbance – We can’t help it, curly hairs take so much space in our heads and there’s nothing we can do about it aside from trying to straighten these curls. But we should know by now that straightening doesn’t always get the job done, and people with the curliest hair don’t really like the sensation of straightening their locks just to watch it get all tangled up in curls again the next morning.
Because of the massive volume in your child’s hair, classmates and the other kids in their class would most likely complain of not being able to see the teacher or pay full attention to the class because of some big, curly hair blocking their view of everything.
How to Deal with this Problem: The first and most obvious thing to do is to have a good talk with the person-in-charge, the teacher. Most often than not, they know exactly what to do, which is something better than just making the child sit at the back of the class so there won’t be any more of these so-called disturbances.
Name Calling – This is not and will never be an appropriate behavior either for kids or adults, but some people do it anyway. The thing is, when a certain nickname is given at a young age, chances are it’ll stick along the child as he or she grows up. We wouldn’t want our child to be known as “Spring-haired Jack” as an adult, would we?
How to Deal with this Problem: It’s always good to have open communication with your child. Teach and practice them to be vocal about their thoughts and opinions and that if a classmate calls them by a nickname which they don’t specifically appreciate, they should let them know about how they feel about it.
Flat Iron Dilemma – Almost all curly-haired people have contemplated this at one point, but the last thing you would want your child to feel is insecurity about their hair. It may be a difficult job to maintain its volume, texture, and overall health, but it is always a better idea to love what they’ve got and be proud with it, however unusual it may be.
How to Deal with this Problem: Instilling self-confidence to a child is the most important value that we can teach them. When they realize how beautiful their hair can be, they will eventually know how to take care of it and flaunt it for the world to see. We should always set a good example of acknowledgment and appreciation, and make them understand that uniqueness isn’t a bad thing to have at all.