My daughter is turning 12 on May 17. Guess what she asked me to get her for her birthday??? Mom PLEASE, pleeeeeaaasseee, all I want for my birthday is to get my belly button pierced. Of course, the mom I am, said NO WAY!!! When you are 18 and out of the house you can do what you want to your body.
So, needless to say she’s VERY a bit upset with me. She comes home the next day and tries to compromise. Well, there are some girls in my class who have their noses pierced. How about that mom, can I get my nose pierced??? Again, I say no, you have to wait until your older. She keeps coming back saying “but mom, everyone is getting it done!!!”
Personally I feel that if this is something she wants to do, she should wait until she’s at least 16 or so. I think she is still to young to make this kind of decision.
What do you think? Am I right as the mom? Or, is she right as the pre-teen? I just think the nose and belly button are big decisions and she should wait until she’s a little older.