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Well it is a solution - don't think I would do it. Would you?

Six-year-old quadruplets with numerical haircuts to help differentiate them in school in Shenzhen, China (© STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Numerical haircuts solve the 'which quadruplet is which' problem

4 days ago

The upside to being an identical quadruplet: orchestrating excellent pranks. The downside to being an identical quadruplet: going to school with your hair shaved into a number. A couple in Shenzhen, China, were so concerned that teachers wouldn't be able to tell their 6-year-old quadruplets apart that they hauled them off to a barber, who gave them these creative numerical crew cuts. "My sons are identical, even to me," their mother says. "Even now, their father can't tell which one is which." Schoolteachers are reportedly thrilled with the solution. Guess no one's worried about footing those therapy bills down the road. [Source]

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Asked by booklover545 at 11:10 AM on Sep. 11, 2012 in Parenting Debate

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  • if it works for the parents....i hate shaved heads, though, and mohawks of any kind.

    Answer by dullscissors at 11:11 AM on Sep. 11, 2012

  • that is kinda sad, the fact that they used numbers instead of a name or an initial at least or something :-/ Kids are not just numbers and how can they grow their own 'identity' when they are made just a number :(

    Answer by DreainCO at 11:14 AM on Sep. 11, 2012

  • Wouldn't name tags have been a much simpler solution? At 6 I don't think they'll be as much into pranks as when they're say 13

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:14 AM on Sep. 11, 2012

  • I don't think I could do that. I always wonder how parents keep twins or more apart. I babysit a set of identical twins. One has a birthmark on her thumb. The mom said when they were born that is the only way she could tell them apart. That is what I used to tell them apart to begin with also.

    Answer by RelaxedMom2-3 at 11:15 AM on Sep. 11, 2012

  • I think I would have put name bracelets on or temporary tattoos with their seems like at that age it would be better to let the teachers get mixed up than to shave numbers onto their heads....different colors of fingernail polish on their index finger?

    Answer by ohwrite at 11:22 AM on Sep. 11, 2012

  • LOL, very unique!

    Answer by m-avi at 11:30 AM on Sep. 11, 2012

  • just give them a tattoo and be done with it!

    *kidding ;)

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 11:31 AM on Sep. 11, 2012

  • I would do it. I would find a system that is less .. invasive : probably a bracelet with their name.

    Answer by ajc03 at 11:59 AM on Sep. 11, 2012

  • I think a nametag might be a better idea,, LOL

    Answer by kimigogo at 12:27 PM on Sep. 11, 2012

  • I duno Iknew some twins tha would go ito te restoom and change cothes and tey wee identicle. In scond grade Iwent o achool that had uniforms and they were exactl alike. I don't like this but I canse thtyou have to do something. lol

    Answer by Dardenella at 10:12 PM on Sep. 11, 2012

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