Compromising with children can be very beneficial. For instance, today I told Ashleigh she needs a hair cut--about 3 inches. She has thick hair, and being 7, not really wanting to care for it.... She started crying "NO, I like my hair long, I promise I'll remember to use conditioner.... etc..." Then she said, "Can I just have a trim?" I asked her "How much of a trim?" And praise the Lord, she said "Oh, to about here." Just exactly how much I was planning to "TRIM" in the first place!