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Elementary Aged Kids Your little ones have grown up right before your eyes! They are no longer those little babies they once were, and soon they are moving to adolescence.

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Old 02-12-2007, 06:40 AM
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Humingbird, I think letting your kids experiment is great. When my ds1 was about 10 he wanted blue hair. We talked about it and I told him to be prepared as people would stare and make comments etc. We bought some temporary blue hair paint so he could color his hair somewhat. He only did it a couple of times and lost interest. Now my younger ds is experimenting with it.
I can't say a lot about piercings as I have had my nose pierced for about 10 years and have 3 holes in one ear and two in the other and also had my bellybutton done. I wear a tiny gold hoop in my nose. My dd just got her eyebrow pierced and has two holes in each ear and wants to do her cartilidge.
I think my problem with tattoos is that what you think is cool when you are 18 or 20 might not be what you think is cool when you are 35 or 40. Though tattoos can be removed, it is painful and leaves a scar. I cannot control what they do to their bodies after the age of 18 but I told them to think long and hard about what they get and where they get it and to not do someone's name.
I agree with DeBora, though times have changed and tattoos an d piercings are now more common, I still think some companies want a certain image and it could hurt chances for a job in some circumstances.

My oldest ds just started visiting colleges. One college is out in the boonies. We asked a couple of the students what they do for fun on the weekends and they looked at us and said "tattoos and body piercings". Apparently there are a lot of tattoo students wanting people to practice on to help them get their licenses. MY dh and I laughed and told our son that we can just imagine what he might look like coming home for Christmas break if he goes there!
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:08 PM
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Sammi, I am with you. I am in college and I m not against tattoos. However, I think people should think twice before getting something as permanent as a tattoo.
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Old 02-13-2007, 11:09 AM
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I'm quoting dd #2 who has the duck on her arm, she got it before she chose her career. She works in a high end Cadallac dealer and their dress needs to be very business like. It is considered when raise time comes. The large duck limits what she can wear at work for sure, but at 21 she thought it was too cool. We all change , who knows in a few years she may like it again. Me I am a baby about the pain.
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:46 PM
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You are absolutly RIGHT!! I agree! I had my first tattoo at 17. It was a small rose with My daughters Initals (which also just happen to be her grandmas too, Not Intentionally!)-Carol aka angel 619

But Ive gotten some and had them redone, recovered and of course a few regrets! Its life and a lesson ive went thru and lived. and still am! EEEK! When Will I learn! lol

Sammi...where did you find a small enough hoop for your nose? Ive been searching FOREVER and CANT find one small enough! I dont know if its where its pierced at or what but I found a small one, I thought anyways, and it was too big for my liking!!
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Old 02-14-2007, 08:08 AM
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Hummingbird, I had the same problem. I wanted a gold hoop and couldn't find one anywhere or one that was small enough so I ended up making one. I bought a pair of fairly thin wire earrings and cut off one end to get the size I wanted then bent the tip of that end so it would close (just like as an earring) and it worked. I have been wearing it for almost ten years now (after I gave up on studs as I couldn't find gold nose studs either) It was very easy to make and I still get lots of compliments on it and people are always asking where I got it. Give it a try and let me know how it comes out.
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Old 03-09-2007, 07:03 PM
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Im going to have to try that!!! I need one badly!

I think I may have pierced it in the wrong place!! I might re pierce it!!
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Old 04-12-2007, 08:44 AM
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I know it seems to me that kids today are doing EVERYTHING younger, so I would guess it's just a matter of her wanting to fit in. I was the same way, but I was 13 when I got into that phase and I didn't have the mom that sat and explained thing's. I'm sure talking to her doesn't seem like it does any good, but bits and pieces do sink in rather we want them to or not. At least that's how I felt growing up and I'm 29 now. Like they say, times are a changin.. and it's scary!! LOL
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Old 04-12-2007, 09:03 AM
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Her most valuable tips for us were to get a couple of those sleeveless long undershirts (sometimes camis and those bra top camis work too, or even dad's old ones, but length is important) to wear under other clothing.

Also if you or your dd(s) wear the baby doll type tee shirts, you can wear a tube top around your tummy to cover skin.
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Old 04-12-2007, 09:14 AM
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I think I am probably a middle of the road parent. I have let me boys bleach the tips of thier hair on occasion. They would be with me when mine was highlighted and ask if they could have teheirs done...i saw no harm in it and it was done tastefully. We have colored hair gels at home and often for spirit days will add color to hair. Of course it washes out easy. We have also done the koolaid dye thing in the summer while camping for fun. Paige got her ears pierced very early ...around 3-4 weeks old by her god mother. she has never asked for more but I am not oppossed to her having more holes...I had 2 on one side and 3 on the other with 1 also had a cartalidge piercing. now all are closed up except for 1 set and if I really want I can get the second set opened to wear earings. I know a friend of mine took her daughters to get belly button rings when they were 16 and I was shocked but she said either I take them somewhere reputable or they will go on there own and possible get infected from a non proffesional piercer. I had to agree with her. Not sure what i would do if the boys asked for piercings? I think they are both to afraid of pain yet to want them. My brother has one so I can see them asking down the road.
I am hoping my daughter has leg hair like me...mine is very sparse and very blond and fine. I only really need to shave from the knee down and once a week. i have never shaved the top of my leg and don't ever plan to.

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