As millions of children head back to school, millions of moms are figuring out what to do with their children’s hair. Usually, I slick Caitlynn’s hair back into an Afro puff and drop her off at my parents’ house, When she goes to her toddler program, I put a bit more effort into styling. She’s at an age where she’s starting to fight me when I do her hair. So it’s important that I learn quick and easy hairstyles, which minimize the hair battles erupting in our living room each morning. At times, I wash and part her hair into four sections while she takes a bath and pays more attention to her squirt toys than she does my tugging and twisting. So, I’m always on the look out for products to help make my job a bit easier. Although I relax my hair with chemicals, I want my daughter to embrace her natural curls. I’m even contemplating going natural to reinforce this idea. That’s why I agreed to participate in the African Pride Back to School Twitter Party. As a mom blogger, I receive a lot of requests to host giveaways. I turn most of them down. I won’t push a product that I won’t buy. I thought about turning this opportunity down, just because I’m been super swamped at work. I offered to donate the products to a homeless shelter, and the company loved my idea so much, they decided to ship me another box! They had me at hello! They hold the same core values as I hold in my heart as a mom. Therefore, I wanted to learn more about their line of African Pride and Dream Kids product lines. And the products moisturized and detangled at the same time. Here are the lessons I learned from the parents partying online: Give Great Beauty Advice to Your Children @BrownMommys My beauty advice is for them to smile. Oh, and wrap your hair at night. lol. @SmartNSassyMom I don’t wear too much makeup in front of my kids. I want to appreciate natural beauty! @blackandmarried You have beautiful hair & can wear it curly or straight. You don’t need a perm. Encourage Your Children to Embrace Their Natural Beauty @bayou_dreams I tell them they are perfectly the way god wants them to be and to have pride n confidence in it. @blackandmarried I tell them that they are beautiful and I let them explore their individual sense of style. They are all so unique! @chicbusymom That they r beautiful inside & out. I don’t want them to see validation any place else. @EileenCCamos I tell my boys hair texture doesn’t matter. It’s how you deliver and the person you are inside. @TierraDestiny (Why Tierra’s daughter went natural) She began to see “long” as pretty, & I didn’t like that. Wanted her to embrace her short hair. @thirtymommy By telling them that the are beautiful and exposing them to beautiful people who look like them. Hey DFTM Fam–Teach your child to embrace his/her natural beauty by entering to win an African Pride Prize pack! a Rafflecopter giveaway 2 Responses Christine @MomsNCharge September 4, 2013 Thanks for sharing what you learned from the twitter party as I was not able to participate. What a great idea to donate to the homeless shelter. Reply Becky Willis (@mrsgregwillis) September 4, 2013 I am letting Evan grow his curls to be whatever length he wants! He has no desire to cut it, so long it grows. <3 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.