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Old 04-21-2018, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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No biggie. I think my girls were freshman in high school when wife and I allowed it as well. Great kids, awesome grades so a little reward goes a long way.
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Old 04-21-2018, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Divorced or not, I think if there is a disagreement on something like this, the default is no.

Agree.

But why exactly is he against a 3rd?

....adding one more is hardly a big deal.
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Old 04-21-2018, 12:47 PM
 
Location: South Minneapolis
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Divorced or not, I think if there is a disagreement on something like this, the default is no.
Agreed.
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Old 04-21-2018, 01:03 PM
 
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I told my daughter when she was fourteen, "You have enough holes in your head as it is."

Once she turned 18, she could do anything she wanted with her own money. By that point, she had wised up enough to not do it.
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Old 04-21-2018, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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As long as they don't have to drill bone, what's the problem?
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Old 04-21-2018, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Watervliet, NY
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I gave my kids the same exact talk about tattoos and piercings. Once they were out of college and into the professional workforce, they saw tattoos and piercings as liabilities.
Ear lobe piercings are universally accepted. I have 3 holes in each lobe, and it's my business that they are there. My job doesn't care, and I've been doing front-line office work for the past 28 years.
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Old 04-21-2018, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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I agree. Your daughter is 13 and if she learns to play you against one another now she'll do it every time she wants something. No harm will come to her if she doesn't get a 3rd piercing. Just tell her that the answer is "no" but you can talk about it in a couple of years.


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Old 04-22-2018, 04:16 AM
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Location: 11235
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I was told when I am working, and on my own, I can have and do anything I want. That one will buy you at least 5 to 8 years. Maybe by that time she will be over it, lol.
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Old 04-22-2018, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
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What about letting her get some really cute ear cuffs? They come in all different styles and materials and a lot of them are really nice. That way she can have the effect and look of a third piercing, but no holes in the ear are required.

Just a thought - hope it's a helpful one.

https://www.google.com/search?q=ear+...w=1152&bih=597
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:11 AM
 
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Tell her she'll regret it (I have one I can't get rid of now).
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