For the typical parent the idea of your child coming home with some brightly colored hair is enough to give you a huge startle. However, if you stop and really consider what is important for your child, family and morals you will typically find that what separates you from the parents who permit this behavior and even encourage it really is not as much as you might think.
For the parent who allows their child to color their hair a rainbow of different colors it is often about being different and creative. By playing with their hair, children are given the ability to grow and expand far beyond what they might think they can. They begin to start looking at the world completely different, and if we have to be honest, there is nothing better for a shy child than a bright and funky hair color that will have everyone complimenting them on a nice hair color they have.
Taking advantage of these young years for your child can allow them some creative flexibility, plus the pictures of the wild hair color from their younger days can allow you to prove when they are teenagers that you really are not the old stick in the mud that they are trying to make you out to be.
More importantly though, it is simply hair and when used appropriately it can help you to open up the world to your child in ways that you and they, might have never imagined. Of course, when you go out shopping you are likely to get a few strange looks, but typically speaking you can be guaranteed that you are going to find most people are quite pleasant about the entire experience and will laugh and say how cute it looks. Allowing your child to dye their hair a strange color or get a rather strange haircut might seem like the ultimate battle, but in reality, it is only a small inconvenience and will not stop them from growing up into a respectable adult who makes an honest living for themselves.
While many parents view it as the road to juvenile discipline problems, those parents who allow such behavior view it as an amazing way to actually get to know their child. By letting the child take full and complete control you are able to see exactly how they like things, and the way their mind works all without having to press your own influence on them.