Piercings, Carvings and Burnings
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|Mon, 06-02-2003 - 2:28pm|
My daughter (13) secretly had a 17 year old boy who she didn't know pierce her belly button. We discovered it within a couple of days and took her to the doc. It was infected and she needed a shot to clear up the infection. She knew we would be upset about that kind of piercing so she tried to hide it and wants to do it again. A week before that she carved her latest boy friends initials into her arm and again hid that under a bandage.
My son (16) got a cigerette lighter really hot then burnt his upper arm with the metal part to make a scar just last week. He says he did it for the heck of it.
I have always told my kids that they could choose their clothes or the way the wore their hair but if they ever did something permanate (sp) to themselves I would be upset with them.
One other possiably important information: I lost my mom to lung cancer in March and we are all dealing with that. I mention this because they were very close with her.
Has anyone got an opionion on why kids do these things and what I can do to help?