Child: ...but you're going to get angry and freak out.
Mother: Hmmm. Well, why don't you ask me, and I'll promise not to freak out.
Mother: Take a deep breath.
Mother: Now go ahead.
Child: When I'm a teenager, will you be more angry with me if I dye my hair pink...
Child: ...or black?
Child: See! You're angry! And freaking out!
Mother: Honestly, I really wouldn't be angry at all if you did either.
Mother: Do you want me to be angry? Wait...am I supposed to get angry? If I get angry about your hair, will it keep you from rebelling and doing something really crazy?
Child: Well...I guess I'll dye it pink then.
Mother: Okay...but I might get angry and freak out.