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1mom

Cabot, AR

#1 Jan 14, 2009
I have a 15yr daughter who wanted her nose pierced for her birthday and as her mother it is my choice as to whether she could have it or not. Well I allowed her to get it done and knew it was not allowed at school due to the fact that the school claims it to be a distraction. Now when i think of a distraction I don't think of a little nose stud as a distraction. They say that she is not allowed at school untill she removes the stud. But the rule is she can not wear a retainer or a band-aid to cover it up. she is not allowed to have it at all.. Well as her mother and after paying 40 for the piercing. I think this is a bunch of bullshit. If there is kids allowed to wear pink, blue, purple, whatever color they want in their hair, my daughter should be allowed to wear a stud in her nose. What do you all think? I think that colored hair and things like gay children kissing and hugging at school, and things like girls wearing black makeup circles around their eyes is more distracting than that. Let me know what you all think.
Hmm

Campbell, MO

#2 Jan 14, 2009
I wonder.. What would the school do if someone got a tatoo. Would they expell that person?
1mom

Cabot, AR

#3 Jan 14, 2009
well that is in the hand book too. depends I suppose it depends on the taste of the tatoo. I think it is all bullshit. They go to school to be taught. I am the parent if I choose to allow this who are they to say anythig.
gladtohomeschool

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#4 Jan 14, 2009
I think school should get back to teaching reading writing and arithematic and leave the upbringing to be done at home, as far as the school saying what the kids can or can't look like I think has been taken a bit too far. allow the kids to vent,to be who they want to be, to look how they want to, as long as they are not disrupting the class, let them be! it is really sad !
Hmm

Campbell, MO

#5 Jan 14, 2009
Well I guess I can see both points. As a parent you want your child to be an indivisual and express him/herself. But it's the schools job and yours to teach children to be responsable and productive adults. The school helps get children ready for adulthood. Maybe they have those policies because many companys don't want their employees to have tatoos and peircings showing. Most sucessfull people don't.
I personally would rather see someone with a small stud than purple hair but wouldn't hire either one to be my attorny because appearances do matter in some careers.
just me

Hinesville, GA

#6 Jan 15, 2009
1mom wrote:
I have a 15yr daughter who wanted her nose pierced for her birthday and as her mother it is my choice as to whether she could have it or not. Well I allowed her to get it done and knew it was not allowed at school due to the fact that the school claims it to be a distraction. Now when i think of a distraction I don't think of a little nose stud as a distraction. They say that she is not allowed at school untill she removes the stud. But the rule is she can not wear a retainer or a band-aid to cover it up. she is not allowed to have it at all.. Well as her mother and after paying 40 for the piercing. I think this is a bunch of bullshit. If there is kids allowed to wear pink, blue, purple, whatever color they want in their hair, my daughter should be allowed to wear a stud in her nose. What do you all think? I think that colored hair and things like gay children kissing and hugging at school, and things like girls wearing black makeup circles around their eyes is more distracting than that. Let me know what you all think.
Just be glad thats all you have to worry about, unlike Rector Schools, coach srewing the students.
mom of 2

Clarkton, MO

#7 Jan 15, 2009
1mom wrote:
I have a 15yr daughter who wanted her nose pierced for her birthday and as her mother it is my choice as to whether she could have it or not. Well I allowed her to get it done and knew it was not allowed at school due to the fact that the school claims it to be a distraction. Now when i think of a distraction I don't think of a little nose stud as a distraction. They say that she is not allowed at school untill she removes the stud. But the rule is she can not wear a retainer or a band-aid to cover it up. she is not allowed to have it at all.. Well as her mother and after paying 40 for the piercing. I think this is a bunch of bullshit. If there is kids allowed to wear pink, blue, purple, whatever color they want in their hair, my daughter should be allowed to wear a stud in her nose. What do you all think? I think that colored hair and things like gay children kissing and hugging at school, and things like girls wearing black makeup circles around their eyes is more distracting than that. Let me know what you all think.
If you knew it wasnt allowed then why did you let her do it. That makes know since on your part.

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#8 Jan 15, 2009
If the school allows brightly colored hair, etc., then a nose piercing is no different. As for Gay kids kissing, NO kids should be allowed to kiss, hug, or otherwise come in physical contact. But ask yourself, shouldn't the school ban all of this type thing? Piercings, tattoo, odd color hair? If they continue to allow more and more things, where do you then draw the line? Society can't keep moving the line. I believe that children should be allowed to express themselves, however, there is a limit to everything when it comes to the effects on others. At home, we can be ourselves and dress as we like. At school and work a little conformity never killed anyone. But, this is just my opinion and opinions are like ..... uh ...ears, everybody's got them.
oldtimer

Springhill, LA

#9 Jan 15, 2009
gladtohomeschool wrote:
I think school should get back to teaching reading writing and arithematic and leave the upbringing to be done at home, as far as the school saying what the kids can or can't look like I think has been taken a bit too far. allow the kids to vent,to be who they want to be, to look how they want to, as long as they are not disrupting the class, let them be! it is really sad !
i imagine the school would love to get back to reading, writing and arithmetic...and they probably could if the parents would actually do the upbringing, if the parents would actually BE the adult;

it's not fun or popular to tell a child NO, but if the lady KNEW it was against the school policy, why not wait till school is out if she wants her child to go around with an object on her nose that looks like a stray booger? it would have time to heal over the summer and then she could remove it for school.

as for the vibrantly colored hair, dark clothing, etc., if the school policy says it's out...it is out. our country will not get better until people realize that school rules are for everyone, even my child. part of a child's growth is learning to do what they are supposed to do according to the rules set, whether they are set by parents, schools, churches or organizations. if you want to be a part of society, you kind of have to learn to follow the rules of the place that you wish to be a part.
even the parents.

school policy is set for a reason. and should be enforced for everyone attending that school. if the school policy does not suit an individual, then maybe that person should consider the alternatives: another school system, homeschooling are two that come to mind.

and parents...grow up and work with the school instead of against them.
A Mother

Gideon, MO

#10 Jan 15, 2009
My daughter has her nose pierced. Last year they were allowed to wear the retainer. Which is a clear plastic stud. the only way you can see it is if you get right in her face. This year they changed it. So my daughter to her nose ring and cut the ball of of the end so the metal would be flush with her nose and her makeup covered it up but one of the teachers my daughters was talking to at her desk happened to see the little ball on the inside of her nose and sent her to the office and they threatened to suspend her. You can not tell me that was causing a distraction in class. It is according to who you are if they will let you wear a nose ring. I have seen a girl with big nose rings working at the front desk but because of who they were and a senior they were allowed to wear it. I also agree about the hair color if they are allowed to wear bright colored hair or a mohawk that stands 6 inches straight up or the chains (which is stated in the hand book is not allowed) a nose ring should be find too. In the hand book it only says traditional piercings but anymore a nose ring is tradional piercing.
RRR

United States

#11 Jan 15, 2009

Sorry, a nose ring is definetely not a "traditional' piercing. Just because society is currently into piercing and tattoos,it does not make it proper. At some point, parents need to step up and tell a teenager NO! Just because everyone is doing it does not make it right. What happened to parents making the rules and children(yes, even though they may be 15-18 years old they are still children) obeying? What they do after graduation is on them, but why do we parents seem to let the child dictate to us what to do. I wish the school would take a harder stance toward all that garbage and that parents would support the administrations decisions.
downsouth

United States

#12 Jan 15, 2009
What is a traditional piercing? What is wrong with different colors in a persons hair? i think kids should be able to express themselves is safe ways. Let them have their piercings and colored hair. It didnt hurt me growing up and today i am what you would call a normal person. School today like to make everyone into what i call preps. Stuck up kids that think their better then others and make fun of people that want to be different. So to the kids that want to stand out in life good luck to you
A Mother

Gideon, MO

#13 Jan 15, 2009
downsouth wrote:
What is a traditional piercing? What is wrong with different colors in a persons hair? i think kids should be able to express themselves is safe ways. Let them have their piercings and colored hair. It didnt hurt me growing up and today i am what you would call a normal person. School today like to make everyone into what i call preps. Stuck up kids that think their better then others and make fun of people that want to be different. So to the kids that want to stand out in life good luck to you
I agree 100%
downsouth

United States

#14 Jan 15, 2009
I know as a mother i have to watch what my kids do but i also tell them to express who they are. I know that may sound weird since my kids are only 2 and 4 but h*ll my 4 year old love having black nails and having be put different colors in her hair. As long as i am alive i will always tell my kids to be who they are and not to change who they are just because schools and other people dont like how they look. I have no room to tell my kids or any other children that they cant be different seeing i have fire red in my brown hair and 6 piercings and 2 tattoos. I guess i am a schools nightmare
A Mother

Gideon, MO

#15 Jan 15, 2009
downsouth wrote:
I know as a mother i have to watch what my kids do but i also tell them to express who they are. I know that may sound weird since my kids are only 2 and 4 but h*ll my 4 year old love having black nails and having be put different colors in her hair. As long as i am alive i will always tell my kids to be who they are and not to change who they are just because schools and other people dont like how they look. I have no room to tell my kids or any other children that they cant be different seeing i have fire red in my brown hair and 6 piercings and 2 tattoos. I guess i am a schools nightmare
Mine is 17. The way I see it the teachers and staff needs to be worrying about more important things that are going on in school.(like the drugs)and their education instead of what the children look like. To me that is the least of their worries. Especially from the test scores they have been complaining about.
guest

Washington, IN

#16 Jan 15, 2009
bring on the uniforms teachers,kids,staff make them all wear them then maybe the b****ing will stop it really doesnt matter the teachers have their pets its always been that way and it will never change the school makes the rules as it has been that way forever parents have no say in the matter yes i think it shouldnt matter what the kids look like or what they wear but rules are rules sometimes you just have to say no when you know it is going to cause a problem
A Mother

Gideon, MO

#17 Jan 15, 2009
guest wrote:
bring on the uniforms teachers,kids,staff make them all wear them then maybe the b****ing will stop it really doesnt matter the teachers have their pets its always been that way and it will never change the school makes the rules as it has been that way forever parents have no say in the matter yes i think it shouldnt matter what the kids look like or what they wear but rules are rules sometimes you just have to say no when you know it is going to cause a problem
I understand what you are saying but what we are saying is if they are going to get one get them all and don't worry about who's shoes they step on.
1mom

Jacksonville, AR

#18 Jan 15, 2009
mom of 2 wrote:
<quoted text>If you knew it wasnt allowed then why did you let her do it. That makes know since on your part.
well wether or not it makes since that I let her get it done even though I knew it was not allowed. I chose to let her get it done because that is what she wanted. My child is a straight A student who never misses school and to be honest is a very well rounded child. Who has her life right on track. If a little nose ring is what she wants well why the hell not. If that is the worst thing she does in her teenage life well then Thank the lord. I would much rather her do that than get drink, have sex, or do drugs. Probably something she may even take out on her own when she is ready. I was told about the other kids that wear theirs and well if they can do it so can she. We have taken care of it you would never know it was in there.
mom

Ash Flat, AR

#19 Jan 15, 2009
downsouth wrote:
What is a traditional piercing? What is wrong with different colors in a persons hair? i think kids should be able to express themselves is safe ways. Let them have their piercings and colored hair. It didnt hurt me growing up and today i am what you would call a normal person. School today like to make everyone into what i call preps. Stuck up kids that think their better then others and make fun of people that want to be different. So to the kids that want to stand out in life good luck to you
I totally agree with you! the school needs to focus on teaching!
A Mother

Gideon, MO

#20 Jan 15, 2009
1mom wrote:
<quoted text>
well wether or not it makes since that I let her get it done even though I knew it was not allowed. I chose to let her get it done because that is what she wanted. My child is a straight A student who never misses school and to be honest is a very well rounded child. Who has her life right on track. If a little nose ring is what she wants well why the hell not. If that is the worst thing she does in her teenage life well then Thank the lord. I would much rather her do that than get drink, have sex, or do drugs. Probably something she may even take out on her own when she is ready. I was told about the other kids that wear theirs and well if they can do it so can she. We have taken care of it you would never know it was in there.
I would like to know what to do so they will not know my child's is there

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