James
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When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris C. 6 hours ago. 15 Replies

     If there is one thing my wife and I disagree on, it's when our two boys(ages 7 and 4) can have some independence. Now, I'm not saying I let my 4-year old walk to the gas station around the block…Continue

Starting a 401(k) in today's market?

Started this discussion. Last reply by terry sperling Nov 11, 2015. 60 Replies

Just looking for some thoughts....Just landed a new job. I'm going on 32, recently bought a house, so not working with a ton of money, and I have $0 retirement savings whatsoever.I want to get…Continue

How to talk to a woman about that thing you never talk to women about?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sir Sep 30, 2015. 7 Replies

Good Morning All,First, some back story.....I am married for 9 years. I love my wife dearly. We have completely different personalities and philosophies. She's a pain in the ass, but she's MY pain in…Continue

Some job-hunting advice....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael D. Denny Jan 8, 2015. 4 Replies

Good Afternoon All,     As usual, seeking some free advice. First, some background. I have 10+ years experience in retail management. When my second son was born, I took a position managing the…Continue

 

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Jack Bauer replied to James's discussion When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!
"We let our kids choose haircuts, within boundaries.  As they get older, the boundaries loosen ... and eventually vanish.  My boys tend to like spikes and mohawks and stuff, though, not long hair.  Certainly not something I'd…"
8 hours ago
Northumbrian replied to James's discussion When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!
"I'd ,et a kid pick whatever hairstyle they wanted, as long as it's not something the media ridicules"
23 hours ago
Native Son replied to James's discussion When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!
"Best part is who gets to decide if the style choice is stupid.  Can be a reintroduction to at least one non-Biblical proverb..."He who pays the piper calls the tune.""
yesterday
QuackXP replied to James's discussion When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!
"Not a parent. But I don't recall ever being told I had to have a certain haircut. My aunt was a hairdresser and I remember being asked about what I wanted. Now if I at 7 wanted a purple spiked mohawk that probably would not have been…"
yesterday
Vendetta replied to James's discussion When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!
"I wanted a rat tail in the worst way possible in 1993. Im glad my parents didn't let me, haha."
yesterday
Shane replied to James's discussion When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!
"Especially if it is stupid."
yesterday
Vendetta replied to James's discussion When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!
"Not a parent, but i believe that a kid should be able to choose whatever hairstyle he wants as long as its not stupid."
yesterday
David F. replied to James's discussion When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!
"My son goes to a private school which requires no hair long enough to touch the collar and no non-natural hair color.  Beyond that it is his to choose.   Life is about learning to manage choice.  It is our job as parents to give our…"
yesterday
Liam Strain replied to James's discussion When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!
"My 5 year old has not shown any interest except "I don't want to get a haircut" - but not for style reasons. That said, I think if he did care, we wouldn't much. "
yesterday
Daniel replied to James's discussion When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!
"Having a hair nazi parent is not one of those things you look back on as an adult and appreciate, because it's less about the job of raising a good human, and more about Mom's image. The kid knows that, and will remember that."
Saturday
Sir replied to James's discussion When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!
"IDK how to resolve the disagreement in the marriage, but yes, I'd totally let the boy pick his hairstyle."
Saturday
Native Son replied to James's discussion When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!
"I was stuck with "Flat top, no grease" until I was a high school freshman.  "
Saturday
John Muir replied to James's discussion When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!
"So long as my son is productive, and does what I tell him to (chores), I'd let him be as queer as he wants to be with his hair. "
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When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!

     If there is one thing my wife and I disagree on, it's when our two boys(ages 7 and 4) can have some independence. Now, I'm not saying I let my 4-year old walk to the gas station around the block for his own cigarettes or some such nonsense, but when they're allowed to play in the yard or go next door or pick their own clothes without constant supervision.     My wife is the controlling one in this area, and I, according to her, am far too easy-going. Both those facts are due to how we were…See More
Saturday
John Muir replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"Good, because it's down 8.7% today, currently at $308 which is $22 BELOW the OCT 31 price"
Nov 11, 2015
Liam Strain replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"No, please do. "
Nov 11, 2015

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At 1:03pm on April 29, 2014, Michael J. K. said…

Hi James liked some of your posts so far.   Hope you are doing well and your family too.   I have a 5 month old grand son and  a 5 year old grand daughter.  I am sure you are a great dad.   I am a wonderful grandpa.  You have a great day.

At 10:10am on September 14, 2013, Herb Munson said…

Hey there James, welcome to The Great Debate!

 
 
 

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