If your children are anything like mine, they love gum. My girls have gotten pretty good at chewing their tiny pieces but occasionally, they twist it around their fingers and it inevitably finds its way into their hair. Having had this happen several times to me as a child, a sticky piece of gum tangled in hair rarely causes me to panic.
Should you need to remove gum from anyone's hair, simply smear it with peanut butter and massage it into the problem area.. The oils loosen the gum and it'll easily dislodge, then it can be rinsed out with hot water and soap. Saves from having to do anything drastic like chopping off hair!