From the mailbag:
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"
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.