Does anyone know how I can convince my 2 year old son to get his hair cut? He freaks out when he someone tries to cut it, and at the moment I am resorting to cutting it when he is asleep in his cot. (I'm not a good hairdresser by the way)

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Mhy - posted on 11/14/2012

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does anyone know how i can convince my 4 yrs old son to write on hes notebook every time hes teacher give them a seat work... hes teacher told me that my son don't have a focus, that my son always playing instead of doing what hes teacher told them to do...

Cathy - posted on 02/19/2009

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Quoting Jeni:



I actually cut my sons hair myself.  I am not a professional by any means.  Usually I stand him on a chair in front of the mirror so he can see what I am doing and he is fine.  If that doesn't work, I make sure he has something small he can play with while he is sitting at the table and I cut it.  He gets the choice to either stand-up or sit at the table.






 






GoodLuck!






Jeni






Hi Jeni,



I think putting him in front of the mirror is a great idea. At the moment, all he sees is a pair of scissors heading his way, and he absolutely goes beserk..If he is in front of the mirror, then he will be able to see that the scissors won't hurt him, or that it's not a scary thing..



Take Care



Cath

Cathy - posted on 02/19/2009

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Quoting Li Li:

Hi Cathy, perhaps you would like to let him watch his favourite show while you trim his hair for him. i tried it on my 2.5 yr old son 2 months back and it worked. I put him in front of me and sat on the playmat while i cut his hair. Although it was messy, but i was sure glad he sat there and let me tilt his head all around. Good luck!



Hi Li Li,



Thank you for your reply, I will try and put him in front of the tv and see if that works..



Take Care



Cath

Jeni - posted on 02/19/2009

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I actually cut my sons hair myself.  I am not a professional by any means.  Usually I stand him on a chair in front of the mirror so he can see what I am doing and he is fine.  If that doesn't work, I make sure he has something small he can play with while he is sitting at the table and I cut it.  He gets the choice to either stand-up or sit at the table.



 



GoodLuck!



Jeni

Li Li - posted on 02/19/2009

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Hi Cathy, perhaps you would like to let him watch his favourite show while you trim his hair for him. i tried it on my 2.5 yr old son 2 months back and it worked. I put him in front of me and sat on the playmat while i cut his hair. Although it was messy, but i was sure glad he sat there and let me tilt his head all around. Good luck!

Cathy - posted on 02/19/2009

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Quoting Rachele:



Bribery in some instances goes a long way...lol   Give him an incentive for his "hard work" and being patient.  Maybe even offer up an M&M or two when he's in the chair as an instant reward.  I know my kids love being "big" and acknowledging how "big" they are is a very helpful tool too.






Hi Rachele,



Thank you for your reply.. M & M's bribery sounds great.. Will have a go! Trouble is, I am trying to toilet train, and he is a fussy eater, so with all of these "chocolate briberies", he will end up having a great haircut, be toilet trained, eat all types of food, but have no teeth !! (LOL)... Why can't he just do as he's told????



Take Care



Cath

Cathy - posted on 02/19/2009

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Quoting Sarah:



I don't know where you live but here in my town we have this place called Cookie Cutters, Haircuts for Kids and the place is awesome. They have a little play set inside, video games in the front and a tv with a play station at each chair so they can play games or watch movies while getting their hair cut. The chairs are cars and airplanes and it's set up really fun for the kids. They get a balloon and a cookie cutter every time they go. I would look it up to see if there's one in your area.  My son is 2.5 and has had his hair cut like 4 times, all there and he's done great. The only thing that freaks him out is the buzzers but those are last.






Hi Sarah,



Thank you for your reply.. I live in Melbourne (Australia), and I am sure we have similar places, I will just have to look them up..  Haircuts, plus trying to toilet train, and a fussy eater, bit of a stressful time at the moment..



Take Care



Cath

Rachele - posted on 02/19/2009

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Bribery in some instances goes a long way...lol   Give him an incentive for his "hard work" and being patient.  Maybe even offer up an M&M or two when he's in the chair as an instant reward.  I know my kids love being "big" and acknowledging how "big" they are is a very helpful tool too.

Sarah - posted on 02/19/2009

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I don't know where you live but here in my town we have this place called Cookie Cutters, Haircuts for Kids and the place is awesome. They have a little play set inside, video games in the front and a tv with a play station at each chair so they can play games or watch movies while getting their hair cut. The chairs are cars and airplanes and it's set up really fun for the kids. They get a balloon and a cookie cutter every time they go. I would look it up to see if there's one in your area.  My son is 2.5 and has had his hair cut like 4 times, all there and he's done great. The only thing that freaks him out is the buzzers but those are last.

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