My sister has just got her son’s ear pierced and he is only 10 years old and in year 4 at school. I think its too young to be done but she insisted she wanted him to look cool so he can fit in at school.

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  • If he’s asking for it why not? I’d let my son if he asked, but my husband has both ears pierced so it’s normal for me. My 5yr old daughter wants a second set of piercings but I think it’s too early for that…

  • Boys or girls – the gender is really relevant. If he wanted it done, it’s not really a big deal.

  • I personally think 10 is a bit young for a boy, let him make the call when he is a bit over.

  • Its a bit young for a 10 year old isn’t it. Each to their own

  • Ultimately, it’s the parent and child’s decision. Me personally, I think 10 is a tad on the young side. On the up side, it’s an easy reversal if he decides down the track he no longer wants it

  • Honestly, it’s the mother’s choice at the end of the day to say yes or no to an earring, also the child’s choice as it’s his body. If they come to an agreement that’s their decision.

  • Nothing wrong with it unless the child doesn’t want it

  • Nothing wrong with it.

  • As long as it’s the boy and not the parent that wants it. I’d hold off as long as possible though with either sex. It should always be their choice and they need to be sure they want it.

  • My son talked about it when he was about 13, but then he didn’t proceed with it. He now at 18 talks about a tatoo, which is fine as he’s an adult and should decide for himself

  • I think if he wanted it done that’s ok.

  • Did he actually want it done? I wouldn’t be doing anything at that age “just to be cool”

  • Not clear from the article if the mum wanted her son to look cool, or if the son himself wanted to look cool; which is essential in my opinion

  • It sounds like it was the boy’s choice, and there has to be consideration for that. I’d be less interested about the piercing and whether it was done safely with good after piercing care.

  • The definition of ‘cool’ changes and it is never a good idea to follow the ‘herd’. If a child wants their ears pierced that is different; they have made the choice. Trends, fashions and ‘cool’ is never forever.

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