I am not trying to offend or cause great debate, I just have an issue with this topic. At school, there's this new boy who has this gorgeous curly hair. It is a little below shoulder length right now, and he keeps getting mistaken for a girl. I feel so bad for him. Students wear uniforms that are gender neutral so it is really hard to tell, and he is about ten years old. Other kids laugh when it happens. I'm not their teacher, but I see and hear things. His teacher pointed out that it is too long for dress code, and he said his mom talked to the director because he's apparently growing it out to donate to locks of love. I think that is great, but in the meantime things need to change. I don't want him getting a complex. Any advice?
Eta: I guess I'm being unclear. Like I lead with, I'm not trying to criticize his long hair. As I said in one of my responses, to each their own. Aside from the fact that it violates dress code, it is not my point! My point is, I don't like the other kids passively bullying him, and I fear for his self esteem as he already is the new kid trying to be accepted among his peers. I teach at the school. I am hoping for ways to address the bullying without making it appear as though he is being singled out. We've talked at the school before about accepting differences, but the list has never included hair length, How can I approach this subject with the students? Please stop responding to tell me that I shouldn't care about his hair length or things along those lines. If your child had a similar experience, please share how you addressed it, if at all. Any other advice on how to help kids accept it better, would be useful too. Thanks!