Our youngest had her 13th birthday. She wanted to cut her hair in a "teenager style" for her birthday. I soooo didn't want her to cut her hair. I was afraid it would make her look older. Surprise! It didn't. Oh, everyone told her she looked older, but I saw her little 3rd grade face-when she had bangs and shorter hair. Her big sibs all thought the same thing. But noone has told her. We just let her posture in the mirror, tossing her hair and feeling thirteen.
It sure is easier for this mama to take when the baby still looks like her little girl!