Amy Ford of NaturallyCurly.com writes:
I’ve shared with you a time or two some of the many tricks I use to have my daughters sit still long enough to comb their hair. Popcorn for Pony Tails has to be the most popular method with my youngest daughter, Morgan. My two older daughters insist on a movie or any show on the Disney Channel while I comb their hair. Regardless of the method, there is a certain amount of negotiation that takes place in my home around hair. It is a give and take.
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LOL!!! Sounds like just about everyone's been "popped" by the comb!!!
Bribing kids is not a good road to go down. It can induce spoiled behaviour because a smart child realises that every time mom or dad want something they will offer to give me something I want. I do think that offering a good movie is not a bribe, it's a good distraction as long as you put that in place as the routine i.e everyone watches a movie and that is hair time. Making a set hair time gives kids routine so there's no need to bribe with tooth rottening 'treats'
This mom should head over to HappyGirlHair.com for a mother who is in the same boat as her. She lets her two girls play with board games or toys, watch films etc.
Bribes nothing…how about threats?! My grandmother got so frustrated with my fidgeting while doing my hair, she threatened to hit me in the head with a brick if I didn't sit still! LOL. Of course, she wouldn't have done that but as a 7 year old I didn't know that. I just thought, "this woman is crazy! I'd better sit still!" 😉
ita with timmik & brownember. bribing was out of the question. You sat still or you got popped with the comb!
Lol this amuses me. My mom cornrowed or twisted my hair every week up until I hit 10th grade and had to fend for myself (sad times lol). In all that time, if I ever "fidgeted" she just did my hair crooked as heck and I walked around with a crooked 'do for a week. #kanyeshrug I figured out pretty young that if I wanted a nice set of twists or cornrows I needed to sit my butt still. Also, waking up to a comb pop to the thigh is no fun lolol nodding off in my house wasn't cool.
And we watched my mom's chosen episodes of Star Trek : Next Gen while we got our hair done. So much for the Disney Channel. Laughing Out Loud But the bribing method sounds nice too 😉
bribing growing up there was no bribing, just a pop with a comb, I have a 6 month old wondering if I will be bribing her already it is like a wrestling match to brush and comb her hair, I know I will be in for it she has thick hair like me
I bribe my 2.5 year old nephew with my ipod touch. I can get a solid 45 minutes of quiet sit time out of him while he plays games.
I remember the "negotiations" that went into the process of braiding my hair when I was a lil kid. I'd do anything to avoid it but when it was time I HAD TO HAVE my favorite cushion to kneel/sit on, my favorite hair product (the coconut smelling one not the yucky blue or green one), my favorite toy or two, a glass of water, either my favorite tv show/movie on or I could play my favorite records (The Name Game, Annie or Mickey Mouse Disco) over and over again without repercussion. I was determined to have my way during the hour or so it took her to wash, dry and braid my hair. We always had a great time talking, singing and just spending time together especially once the braiding had begun – the combing was terrible! Sometimes, I couldn't wait to get out of the hot seat because while I was stuck there, my mom had ample time to talk seriously to me about school, behavior, big girl things, responsibilty. Ugh! During hair time, I was trapped and unable to avoid her lectures. I remember how squeamish I would get as the last barrettes were secured on. The minute she was done, I immediately took off and away from her loving hands until the next time.
Being comfortable during hair time is a big deal!