as usual, I disagree with the crowd here truth is, parents make decisions for kids all the time. from what they wear to what they eat. that's the point of being a parent. I wouldn't pierce my son's ears but that's just me and don't see anything wrong with a parent choosing to do so. I had both of my girls' ears pierced at the doctors office as infants and would do it again if I had another girl. some of the responses in this thread are downright scary. its bullshit. your parents made decisions for you when you were growing up that help make you who you are. if you had different parents that made different decisions, you'd be different. no wonder kids are cussing out their parents and shooting up schools, they are being taught that their parents have no authority over them which leads to an attitude that the world owes them something. I know this thread is on a much smaller scale but its an example of the chipping away of parents' rights to be parents.