Bad Habits and a Jayne Hat

Image: Mandy Horetski

Since she was very small, my daughter has found comfort by holding onto my hair. When she was itty bitty, it wasn’t a very big deal. But now that she’s 2 1/2, she can pull hard. And she twirls her fingers around my hair, and it hurts when she tries to disentangle herself.

So I’ve been trying to break her of this habit because it’s become painful for me. I also suffer from migraines, and when my daughter pulls on my hair, it makes the migraine worse.

My daughter loves to play dress up, so she pulled out her Jayne hat (which Jayne gets from his mother in an episode of Firefly) along with mine so we could both wear our hats. I realized that when I’m wearing my Jayne hat that my daughter has a hard time getting to my hair.

Using a Jayne hat to break my daughter of this bad habit is a very geeky solution to a normal parenting problem. Are there any ways you have used something geeky to help you parent?

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