I had this rule. I decide so much of my kid's lives, that they decide when they get their hair cut, when they want their ears pierced, and usually what to wear (I do reserve the right to veto things like, skirts on a snowy day and other such things) So after 5.5 years, Kari FINALLY asked me to cut her hair (this was really hard for me BTW, I mean, the ends are what she was BORN with as a tiny 5lb 11oz baby!!) But she was tired of sitting on it, so she asked me for a trim. I cut off about 4 inches off the bottom and gave her some bangs. She looks SO GROWN UP NOW! I HATE IT! lol!!!