Teaching My Children to Be Kind

I am so proud of my three-year old daughter. We cut off 8-1/2 inches of her hair to donate to Children With Hairloss. It’s a great charity, if you want to check it out. I was also happy to find out it was locally-based here in Michigan.

Amelia's Before and After Pictures

The pictures above show that Amelia was more than happy to get her hair cut off. Afterward, there was a moment when she saw her two ponytails that she didn’t want to give them away.

“But it’s my hair,” she said.

Her wise 5-year old big brother Aidan patiently explained how donations work. “It was your hair, Amelia. Now it’s going to be somebody else’s hair.”

I’m so proud of both my children. I may have to turn this into a children’s story. Have your children done anything lately that makes you burst with pride?


Author: Nessa

Librarian for people with visual and physical impairments, and mother of two sharp-witted alien children.

4 thoughts on “Teaching My Children to Be Kind”

  1. Nessa what a cute picture and story about your daughter. My daughter did the same thing. I wrote a MS and it has an unusual twist. There are two books out there, Melissa Parkington’s Beautiful, Beautiful Hair, by Pat Brisson, 2006 and Sophia’s Lovely Locks, by Erica Pelton Villnave, author/illustrator, May 2011. Check them out before you start. I think it is such a lovely idea for girls.

      1. Nessa have read your Rainbow story on uTales. Really like it. On her blog tour, Joanna asked me to do a review of her book on 6/27. I’d also like to review yours after I review hers and perhaps get a few quotes from you. Just wanted to check with you. Do you have a photo of the book — haven’t found a way to download covers from the site. — Pa

      2. Hi, Patricia, I’d definitely love for you to do a review of the story. I’m so glad you liked it. I’ll send you an email with the cover image attached.

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