Out of respect for human dignity and compassion, we should not judge people based on their appearance, let alone children.
\However, in this year 2023, it seems that some individuals have not grasped the meaning of this message.
Rachael Cresswell is the mother of five sons, two of whom have blond hair.
Although internet users did not appreciate her sons’ long hair, some still criticized Rachel, accusing her of not wanting to cut their hair because she preferred to have a daughter.
42-year-old Rachael is the mother of nine-year-old Jaxon, seven-year-old Noah, six-year-old Cole, three-year-old Bodhi, and one-year-old Leif.
The family, hailing from Torbay in Devon, shares their adventures on social platforms, which has sparked protests from some followers.
Both Jaxon and Bodhi have chosen to keep their hair long, and although they have avoided remarks from the playground, they have faced unwanted opinions from young adults online.
“I am told to cut their hair, and some people have noticed that it looks feminine, and I feel a real dissatisfaction associated with their belonging to a group, which has never been the case,” explains Rachel.
“I find it astonishing that individuals are so bothered by the length of a child’s hair. The criticism from adults towards a child they don’t even know is truly senseless.”
Rachel shares that she knew Jaxon would be born with a thick head of hair because she experienced intense heat sensations during her pregnancy. His soft locks grew quickly, and by the age of two, they reached his shoulders.
“When he was young, he was sometimes mistaken for a girl, but now he is capable of correcting people, and it doesn’t bother him at all. He has never received negative remarks from other children, but adults often asked him when he would get his hair cut.”
The older siblings seem to be concerned about the length of his hair simply because he is a boy. As Jaxon matured, he had the opportunity to choose how to wear his hair, but he wanted to keep it.
Rachel and her 39-year-old husband Daniel believe that children should have control over their bodies. They emphasized that the nine-year-old boy’s hairstyle perfectly matches his surfer image.
If he chose to get it cut, Rachel said, “I would be sad if he decided to cut his hair because I’m used to seeing him with long hair, but I support the idea that individuals have control over their own bodies.”
Three-year-old Bodhi said he would donate it if he cut his hair and then grow it back.