Kristen Bell’s six-and-a-half-year-old daughter decided to shave her head and Bell is all about the independent style choice. The Frozen 2 star recently opened up to People about raising confident, independent girls.
“Hell yeah, I’m all for it,” she told the outlet. “Look, it’s her body. It’s not my head – that’s a cooler, ballsier choice than I’ll ever be able to make.”
Bell followed her honest parenting advice with her own daughter, Lincoln, 6, after she asked to shave her head. “I did say to her, ‘You know, it will take a year to grow back. It’s really not going to be there, so I want you to make sure that you’re into it’,” Bell told People. She ultimately gave her daughter Lincoln approval for the bold haircut. Shepard even took his own clippers and helped shave her head.
Bell shared that she’s not quite sure where the idea of shaving her head came from, but guesses it may be from a skateboard Barbie Lincoln is often playing with. Either way, she wasn’t surprised when her daughter made the gutsy move.
“She started riding a motorcycle when she was 3 ½ years old. I mean, she’s kind of a baller,” Bell said. “She loves that [her hair is] what makes her unique. She loves getting compliments on it, and I think that’s wonderful.”
Bell revealed that she loves her daughters’ forms of self-expression.
“I don’t tell them what to wear. Even though I’m desperate for them to wear cuter clothes, they want to wear what they want to wear. If it’s sparkly and it feels comfortable, it’s for them and it’s who they are,” she told the outlet.
“I’m not here to tell them who they are. I’m here to learn about who they are,” Bell said.
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.
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