mom dad whats more important that i lose a few loose hairs or u lose a son
if yoir constantly trying to force me to do things i dont want to do your only going to push me away
but if you show that yoi respect me and rhe desicions i make then you'll earn my respect as well
so do i pack my bags and live on the street so you worry bout n=me eatting garbage to survive or do you back off let me live my life get a job and a nice place to live so you dont have to worry
your not going to change who i am but maybe how i feel about you
See there..... Perfect example of "why" to tell the parents.
...That you want to make a commitment to something that will take time and patience!!!
Just read your post and can totally feel your pain. Why don't you try a more peaceful approach with Mom & Pop's. Explain to them why you want to keep your dreads. That it is a psychical extension of your personality. That you are an individual and need to express yourself.
Also, people are always going to judge you regardless. Dreads or bald!!! Your skills to be a productive employee should not be based on your appearance!
I myself have only had dreads 4 weeks and went thru all the questions and ehw gross comments at work. I run a website so I don't deal face to face with the public.
However, I live in a small poe-dunk town and people look at me like I have the plague. But I just smile and say hello!! hehehehe
Mom & Dad are just trying to protect you from the cruel, harsh world. They want you to succeed in whatever you strive for!! Just talk to them in a calm respectful manner and see if that helps!!
Best of Luck
they arent broken but tell him 1st yoiu need to have full disclosure of what they will do to "fix" them
then when you have that info reseaerch what the results would be here and then you can tell him why thats such a horible idea
I agree. Just don't go. If he drags you there, tell them not to do anything. Sit in the chair for the 30 minutes or so while your dad thinks they are doing something. Then leave with them looking just like they did when you came in