Embrace Your Kid's Curl

Let’s face it: It’s not always easy being a kid with curls. It can consist of painful detangling, consistent maintenance and sometimes feelings of inadequacy. If your child runs into your arms with these feelings, here’s how you can help him/her, as well as yourself, embrace the curls:

“Enforce the idea that curls are to be celebrated.” 
- Jonathan Torch

Let’s face it: It’s not always easy being a kid with curls. It can consist of painful detangling, consistent maintenance and sometimes feelings of inadequacy. If your child runs into your arms with these feelings, here’s how you can help him/her, as well as yourself, embrace the curls:

1. Make a curly-hair routine that’s fun for both of you

Maintaining cute and healthy curls takes some work and a commitment to a routine once you’ve established what kind of curls you’re dealing with. Once you’ve got the routine you need down pat, turn the activity into something fun. Make up a song that outlines each step to sing with your child. The point is, making the routine something you’re both involved in will make hairstyling easier for your child, and create a bond once your kid knows you’re in it together.

2. Create Curl-Power in Your Child

Shower your child with compliments. Remind her that her curls are beautiful at all times. Tell him his curly hair makes him look distinguished or awesome. Whatever it is that you say to your child about their curls, make sure that you keep the talk positive at all times. Enforce the idea that curls are to be celebrated.

3. Make it an Overall Lesson About Life

Curly hair takes work, but the effort that goes in yields the desired results. Sound like a lesson in hard work? Once you’ve established the routine and a sense of pride in curls, take those principles and utilize them in other facets of your child’s life. Your child’s curly hair can be the catalyst for creating habits that work in school, sports and whatever profession they take up later in life!

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