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to think it's inappropriate for a 4 year old boy to be wearing an earring to school?

(93 Posts)
chipmunkswhereareyou Mon 20-Oct-08 22:34:14

Because I do. Maybe I should go off and read the Daily Mail but it just seems inappropriate at that age.

Tortington Mon 20-Oct-08 22:35:50

i think its fine - especially hooped ones, to go with gelled up hair

<<carry on with ear piercing debate>>

harpomarx Mon 20-Oct-08 22:36:27

wouldn't bother me. But I expect I am in the minority.

stitch Mon 20-Oct-08 22:37:46

innapropriate health and saftey issue.

BreevandercampLGJ Mon 20-Oct-08 22:38:42

<<laughs uproariously at the mere thought at our very Surrey School>> gringringrin

2shoesdrippingwithblood Mon 20-Oct-08 22:38:54


rachels103 Mon 20-Oct-08 22:39:20

Not my cup of tea but not really for anyone to say what other people do with their children....

FimboGotAxed Mon 20-Oct-08 22:39:26

YANBU. I agree, boy in ds's class has one. (also 4).

Ds announced today that he wants to go to school tomorrow with spiked hair. Luckily he doesn't have suitable hair.

MsHighwater Mon 20-Oct-08 22:40:06

YANBU. You also wouldn't have been unreasonable if you'd stopped your title before the last 2 words.

StayFrostyShiversDownMySpine Mon 20-Oct-08 22:41:19

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melpomene Mon 20-Oct-08 22:41:30

Would you feel the same way about a 4yo girl wearing an earring?

Monkeyblue Mon 20-Oct-08 22:41:31

Îts not what I would let DS do
But each to their own

2shoesdrippingwithblood Mon 20-Oct-08 22:41:41

has he got tats as well?

PeaMcLean Mon 20-Oct-08 22:42:21

Depends on the earring. Hoops would be a problem.

Otherwise, whilst I don't like them, it's really not your business.

Aero Mon 20-Oct-08 22:42:30

No more so than a four year old girl wearing earrings.

Don't like them myself on any small child, but dd has been asking me (with a resounding negative response) to have her's pierced since she was about five. I've agreed to think about it for next summer - she will be nine then and I think, old enough to be responsible for looking after them, but it really will depend on whether I think she's ready.

Monkeyblue Mon 20-Oct-08 22:42:51

And long hair tied back

FrayedKnot Mon 20-Oct-08 22:43:24

PMSL at "suitable hair" Fimbo grin

I must remember that one...DS has unsuitable hair also

IdrisTheDragon Mon 20-Oct-08 22:43:45

It would bother me equally for a girl or a boy

chipmunkswhereareyou Tue 21-Oct-08 09:41:19

I don't even know what exactly it is that bothers me about it to be honest.

I can't help wondering in a curious way as to whether it was his idea or his parents' idea.

pingping Tue 21-Oct-08 09:55:34

Ummm Chipmunkswhereareyou. When you stare at little girls earrings does that bother you as well or is it just boys


Tidey Tue 21-Oct-08 10:00:48

I don't like earrings on young children, whether they are a girl or a boy. DS (nearly 7) has a friend with an earring, but he's never asked if he could get one thankfully. DD is only 1, so I expect I've got arguments about earrings to forward to. hmm

pudding25 Tue 21-Oct-08 10:01:08

I think it is cheap and nasty for little children to have their ears pierced, girls or boys. It is also a big h&s hazard at school if they are wearing dangly earrings.

sellorrenovate Tue 21-Oct-08 10:02:44

I don't think any 4 year old should have an earing, boy or girl.

LouMacca Tue 21-Oct-08 10:09:07

YANBU. agree 100% with sellorrenovate

stitch Tue 21-Oct-08 10:20:28

the sex of the child is unimportant. no four year old should be wearing an ear ring to school

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