Interesting. I guess I just don't get the big deal. It's just hair, it will grow back. Sure it can be frustrating but life can be lol.
I read these comments and they almost make me sad, like we're setting an example for little girl's that her hair determines her success in life (And yes, NO ONE SAID THAT, this is just how I as an outsider see's this, its my opinion only and I do not want to see this thread locked).
I see it as "other people don't haev control over your body [including hair]".
I don't force my child to hae her hair certain ways. I don't alter her body/hair/etc w/o her input. No one gets to make decisions about her body without her input--and, for the moment, her parents' input (when she's a bit older, her input alone)
And "it grows back" doesn't really adress the amount of time. For me, the difference between a 'bad' haircut and a 'good' haircut can be, quite literally, YEARS.
If someone were to try to cut bangs into my kid's hair, I'd say it would be easily 6-8 months to get it back to the starting point.
That's 6 months, so 180 days. Over 180 separate times I would have to struggle to do her hair differently (possibly being painful because making hair 'work' isn't comfortable) because of someone else trying to make that decision for us.
assume 1/2 an hour for each of those (which, is about average), you'er talking 90 hours of trying to get ponytails in.