My son is 12 and for his bday during the summer he came home with an earring...we were going on a vacation...I was upset when I seen it...I threat to cancel the vacation...I asked why he did it and he said he didnt do it his stepmom did....he said his father agreed...I called the dad and told him I was gonna take it off...his dad said no and that he was gonna turn around and pick him up...I had the talk about the age, how different people think an earring makes an statement...we got to the point ... the dad and stepmom said ok to take it off ...I told my son that when he turns 18 he can do whatever he wants with his body...but recently he came to visit and his earlobe was red...he said he scratched it...I think hes trying to get the earring on...see we are Puertoricans...and on his dad side they go with all the "buzz" from the island...my son even wanted to get his eyebrows done...I dont approve none of that...Im old school!
On any degree I think it should be an agreement made with all parents and child involved, in your case it sounds like you're not ready for it and therefore both your son and his father/step-mom needs to acknowledge and respect that.
For me, I haven't a problem with it, times have changed and boys with long hair, pierced ears or otherwise aren't looked as poorly as they used to, but again this is my viewpoint and I also think the reasons behind it shouldn't be to keep up with peers or impress others.
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Tell him to be himself don't be like everyone else. the earring thing some people look ok with them but some look awful like it doesn't fit. Back in the day earrings on a guy was considered gay but time has changed and now every one wants one or two. Stick to your guns girl don't give in to this at least not on your time watch. Like you said wait til he's 18 hopefully by then he will grow up and realize what was I thinking. Don't give up...just keep reminding him your feelings on all this. GL
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