Do you have boys? Well if you do, then you know the challenges of raising one, especially if he is particularly rambunctious. But before I give my opinion, let me tell you what I am rambling on about.
In Snellville, Georgia, there is a barbershop called A-1 Kutz where the master barber Russell Fredrick (otherwise known as Rusty Fred) is giving free haircuts to children that are misbehaving.
He calls the haircut, the “Benjamin Button Special” but social media has been calling it “The George Jefferson Haircut”. As you can see, the haircut mimics George Jefferson’s natural balding pattern hence the name.
When the first set of pictures hit the web, the following caption was added to it:
“So you wanna act grown… well now you can look grown too”
The sentiment behind the cut has been mixed, to say the least. Some people are saying we need to stop humiliating our African American kids, and others proclaiming that it’s an excellent parenting decision, as these kids need a lesson sometimes. Here’s the video….
My opinion? I have no idea what the issues were behind the kids whose parents decided to give them the Benjamin Button hair cut, but the attitude that I have experienced personally and the some of the shenanigans kids dish out, whether at home or outside of the home, tells me that occasionally they need a bit of tough discipline.
I was raised with ‘tough discipline’ and the last time I checked, I was just fine. You have to define for yourself how to discipline your own child, and while I will definitely knock extreme methods that harm children, all things considered, this one is OK with me.
As usual, we will allow you guys to share your own opinion on this. Would you take your son to get a Benjamin Button haircut if he was caught misbehaving? Or is it just too humiliating?