Yes, you should let your child choose their haircut.
Britni de la Cretaz firmly believes that “people should be able to make choices about what happens to their bodies and when,” and a great way to practice the belief in bodily autonomy is to let your child decide how they want to wear their hair.
While it may seem insignificant, she suggests that these moments of respect for your child’s bodily autonomy and self-expression have important implications for creating a trusting, respectful, and loving relationship, and also for how your child experiences and expresses themselves.
What are those implications? Check out her full article on Everyday Feminism here. Then, start by asking your child, “How do you want your hair to look?” Their answer might surprise you!