Reader, do you have any advice for this email I received? I keenly await your reply because I still struggle with this with my daughter. Lauca is now eight years old and not only does she still refuse to brush her hair but she now uses my arguments with her about hair maintenance as a way of calling me out for what she sees as feminist hypocrisy. Reader, your thoughts?
You mentioned on your blog that you had trouble getting Lauca to brush her hair. My daughter has lovely thick curly hair which is usually in dreadlocks because she never lets me brush it. How can you convince a girl to let you brush her hair without using beauty as an incentive (eg “it will look so pretty!”). I tried “spiders will start living in it” but I don’t think it’s ideal. I refuse to tell her to do anything just because it will make her look nice!
Do you have any suggestions at all?