Piercings and 'unnatural' hair colors...

Piercings and 'unnatural' hair colors in school

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Since: Oct 08

Lexington, KY

#1 Feb 22, 2009
Opinions? Some schools allow it and others don't. What do the parents and students think? No names or personalized discrimination, please. Just opinions.

Level 1

Since: Oct 08

Lexington, KY

#3 Feb 22, 2009
lol Interesting opinion.

When I was in middle school, holes weren't allowed in pants at all either.

Since: Dec 08

Cincinnati, OH

#4 Feb 22, 2009
erehemanruoy wrote:
Opinions? Some schools allow it and others don't. What do the parents and students think? No names or personalized discrimination, please. Just opinions.
It shows an extreme lack in parenting skills allowing your child to behave in that fashion. Basically you can say the children tell the parents what they are going to do as opposed to the other (correct) way around.

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Since: Oct 08

Lexington, KY

#5 Feb 22, 2009
Maximinus Thrax wrote:
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It shows an extreme lack in parenting skills allowing your child to behave in that fashion. Basically you can say the children tell the parents what they are going to do as opposed to the other (correct) way around.
Well.. I can see where you get that, but some parents make kids wait for a certain age to get piercings or dye their hair or get tattoos. And some parents-like mine-just don't mind. You can't get anything professionally pierced or tattooed in Pulaski county without a parental signature. And there are plenty of them that make their kids take them out or dye their hair back to normal once they see it.

“Irish Eyes, T'salagi Temper”

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Since: Nov 08

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#6 Feb 22, 2009
When I was in junior high and high school, we weren't allowed to dress outside of the dress code. There were girls in junior high that had to have their bangs measured to see if they were "too tall". We couldn't wear jeans with even the smallest hole in them. Our shorts had to come right above the knee. No tank tops or flip flops were allowed either. I had a few "punk" friends and they were always getting into trouble for violating the dress code.

Sometimes I think a mandatory uniform would be less hassle, even in the public schools.

Level 1

Since: Oct 08

Lexington, KY

#7 Feb 22, 2009
Uniforms would be easier, and even though I'm one of those "punk/goth" kids, I'd be fine with it. But maroon? I don't like that color. If our school colors were pink and white or blue and black or something, I'd be all for it. I think plaid skirts and knee high socks are adorable!

“Irish Eyes, T'salagi Temper”

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#8 Feb 22, 2009
The uniforms don't have to be school colors. My kids go to Nancy and I wouldn't want them dressing in red every day. My niece and nephew live in Boone county and they have uniforms. Mostly, it's a light colored polo shirt and khaki pants.
scully_42519

Corbin, KY

#9 Feb 22, 2009
personally, i dont think pink or blue streaks in someones hair is anymore distracting than a high school girl who is eight months pregnant walking down the hall. if you are going to let her go to school, why not the one with the green mohawk as well?
scully_42519

Corbin, KY

#10 Feb 22, 2009
and according to the conduct book, cell phones arent allowed at school either, thats a laugh. kids text more in class than they pick up pencils.

Since: Mar 08

Middlesboro, KY

#11 Feb 22, 2009
I dont mind my kid having dye hair as long as she represent herself as a kind,respectful person not a bully. I wish school has a mandatory uniform policy it will help me alot.

Level 1

Since: Oct 08

Lexington, KY

#12 Feb 22, 2009
Lol yeah. But the principal at PC changed the rules and allowed cell phones in class. Just not ones that are turned on. It's stupid. None of the teachers care anyway.
child in High School

Pineville, KY

#13 Feb 22, 2009
well at PC some people get in trouble for it and the others dont I hate the ninth grade principle she is a hag I will not go in to see her I have my nose pierced I think it should be up to the parents I went to school here for about 6 months and in my senior yr they were doing work that I had done in the 8th grade so instead of worrying about hair color and piercing worry about giving our children a good education

“Messenger Of God”

Since: Feb 09

Crystal Lake

#14 Feb 22, 2009

Level 1

Since: Oct 08

Lexington, KY

#15 Feb 22, 2009
child in High School wrote:
well at PC some people get in trouble for it and the others dont I hate the ninth grade principle she is a hag I will not go in to see her I have my nose pierced I think it should be up to the parents I went to school here for about 6 months and in my senior yr they were doing work that I had done in the 8th grade so instead of worrying about hair color and piercing worry about giving our children a good education
omg, exactly. The 9th grade principal recently got upgraded to assistant principal. So now she tells everyone what to do. I hate her.

“Got an issue? Here's a tissue.”

Since: Oct 08

Eubank, KY

#16 Feb 22, 2009
As far as "unnatural" hair color, I don't see anything wrong with it. It's just hair. What's the difference between that and letting a teen dye their hair black, blonde, or brown when that isn't their natural color?

Piercings: why not? If they don't like them or want them anymore they can always take them out. I say let kids express themselves a little bit. And before anyone bashes me, I have a 15 year old daughter. She has pink and purple streaks in her hair.

Now, as far as tattoos: I don't think that would fly with me. They are permanant. I would rather the teen wait until they can decide for themselves if they want something like that on their bodies. Like when they are 18 or older and can go into the tattoo shop without me and get it done.
child in High School

Pineville, KY

#17 Feb 25, 2009
erehemanruoy wrote:
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omg, exactly. The 9th grade principal recently got upgraded to assistant principal. So now she tells everyone what to do. I hate her.
u have got to be kidding me my god my kid will want to quit she is always on her butt

Level 1

Since: Oct 08

Lexington, KY

#18 Feb 26, 2009
child in High School wrote:
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u have got to be kidding me my god my kid will want to quit she is always on her butt
She's always on everyone's butt, lol.
It's like she has nothing better to do but make kids miserable. I understand enforcing rules, but she's really mean, and physical about it.

“LIVE AND LET LIVE”

Since: Sep 08

Greenbrier, AR

#19 Feb 26, 2009
with the dropout rate so high in Ky.it should'nt matter if the kids have piercings,tattoos,"unnatu ral" colored hair...or the way they dress...as long as it's not offensive{cussing,racist,etc.} or revealing.What SHOULD matter is the kids attending school and making the effort to get good grades...too much emphasis is placed on appearance...I'm the mother of two teenagers...one of which has "multicolored" hair...

Level 1

Since: Oct 08

Lexington, KY

#20 Feb 26, 2009
Phoenix Rising_76 wrote:
The uniforms don't have to be school colors. My kids go to Nancy and I wouldn't want them dressing in red every day. My niece and nephew live in Boone county and they have uniforms. Mostly, it's a light colored polo shirt and khaki pants.
I'd transfer if I had yo wear khakis every day. Seriously, it'd make me uncomfortable. I love skirts and Tripp NYC pants. They're amazing. And way more comfy than khakis. If I could never wear pink, I'd also be sad.

Level 1

Since: Oct 08

Lexington, KY

#21 Feb 26, 2009
Sorry, that was supposed to be 'to' .

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