Of all things, my 14 y/o daughter wants to get her eyebrow pierced. There was no way I was going to give into this thing and told her we would discuss it again this summer when she turns 15. I'm wondering what other parents thoughts on this is.
It kinda reminds me of when I was a teenager.. when blue hair and mini skirts were all the rage, just as all fads come and go with the times. There seems to be a short timeframe during those teenage years where these "off the wall" things seem to be appropriate (to the kids).
How far will you go to allow your child his/her individuality or self-expression and struggles towards adulthood?
With the true evils of drugs and alcohol so readily available, is it worth fighting over a simple piercing or should these fights be saved for those bigger problems?
To be honest, I really don't have a problem with the idea of an eyebrow piercing. I'm more concerned about the reaction of others, such as teachers or other kids parents. Should I let the perception of others rule my decision? I think people tend to judge on the physical looks of kids these days, not knowing whether they're commendable young people or not.
Just out of curiosity, when you see a girl with a pierced lip, or a boy with a nose ring, what is your first thought?