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OPP: Baby Ear Pierce

Her family has a tradition for new babies into the family…but her husband and his family won’t let their daughter do it:
Yi Slacker and Steve, My husband and his family are absolutely outraged with me because I want to have our two-month-old daughter's ears pierced. In my family's culture this is the norm. But his family thinks it's barbaric and immoral for me to want to do this. What should I do? I don't want to be influenced by them when they don't understand my culture, but I also want to compromise with my husband when it comes to decisions about our daughter. Please help – I don't know what to do!

The guys are torn because when family traditions are involved it makes debates like this even harder. Slacker and his wife agreed that if and when their daughter is old enough to ask to get her ears pierced, she can do it because ultimately it's her body. Steve's former brother-in-law took his son to get his ears pierced without consulting Steve's sister, and she was mad.

What should Maria do?
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01/15/2013 5:23PM
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