Ainsley’s purple and blue hair were featured on the Today Show website! My mothering was the center of attention.
How on earth did I attract this type of national media coverage? With a link back to my website?
Ask. Seek. Knock.
I’ve been blogging since 2007. That’s over 960 blog posts or 960 knocks. The reporter found an old, old post I did about a bad haircut my daughter got when she was four. It just so happened that when the reporter called me for a comment, Ainsley now had colored her hair purple and blue. PURPLE AND BLUE!
I even said some wise things about parenting:
Sioux understands the controversy, but also feels that a mother’s unwillingness to let her child manage her own hair might be a more deeply-seated issue.
“I think it’s a control issue. Does my child belong to me or to herself?”
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For many parents, like Sioux, cutting a child’s hair also symbolizes a sense of loss. When her son’s curls were cut at 2 years old, Sioux admittedly felt sad.
“Think about it,” she says, ”you probably touch your baby’s hair 100 times a day. It’s such an intimate gesture, to touch, smell, kiss your child’s hair. Everybody has hair but it’s such a unique thing to your child, so sometimes it’s sad to see it go.”
But for Sioux, at the end of the day, her children’s hair is really just hair, and one of the safer places for her kids to explore their individuality.
How much do I like being quoted in national press?
Yes. Thank You. More Please.
Tracee Sioux is a Law of Attraction Coach, at www.traceesioux.com. She is the author of Love Distortion: Belle, Battered Codependent and Other Love Stories. Contact her at email@example.com.