Preparing your Parents for Dreadlocks
While not all of us are living at home under the firm rule of mom and dad some of us are, and parental consent is a big issue. I remember it being a big deal when I started my dreads and I was already out of the house...well more or less. =] In any case I've felt your pain and I want to help you out as much as I can. =]
As many of you know parents aren't always thrilled at the prospect of their little baby getting dreads. Keep in mind they want what's best for you, so the best thing you can do is be understanding of their concerns and give them information that addresses those concerns. If you're patient and you do a good job communicating there is an excellent chance that they will begin to see the many positive aspects of getting dreadlocks and support your decision. I wrote "A note to parents about Dreadlocks" to help you out. If your parents are as hard to convince as mine were you'll need it!
On the other side of the coin their are many parents out there who can't wait to dread their kids hair. I talk to mom's on a regular basis that are all about some dreadlocks and are totally gung-ho about helping their son or daughter dread up. And I'm not talking about homeless moms living on the bum reservation either - many of these are lawyer moms with designer sun glasses and funny lookin' $500 bags. lol Just goes to show it's all a matter of perspective. =]