“My teen wants to get lip piercings”

From the mailbag:

"Dear MamaBear,

My 13 year old wants to get her lip pierced.

I say no.

She's very mad at me.

What do you think?

Anne in Jamestown"

Dear AiJ,



MamaBear hates these.

Then again, I don't even have earring holes meself.

While I totally disagree with piercings, I'd first want to know…

What is driving your child to crave them?

  • Is it peer pressure?
  • Is it a way for her to state her individuality?
  • Is it part of the way her clique dresses?

Get the answers *first*.  Don't reject her desire out of hand – truly *listen* to just why she wants to put holes in her body.

Some more resources that might help you are:

Whatever you choose to do, always make certain the lines of communication are left open.  It will help your parenting for the future.

Thus speaks…MamaBear

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