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Parents have taken to the internet to ask about their baby’s grandparents piercing their daughter’s ears without their consent
A parent has asked if they are right to not want to leave their infant daughter with their grandparents after they pierced her ears without their consent.
Writing on Reddit’s infamous AITA (Am I The Asshole?) thread, they wrote about how they said they were intending on waiting until their child was older before piercing her ears.
“Two months ago we stopped talking to my parents... We basically decided it was gonna be up to Thalia when she’s older if she wants to get her ears pierced,” her father wrote.
He went on to say that Thalia’s mother had gotten her ears pierced when she was young and did not want the same for Thalia.
“Tbh I was never into the idea of it being done as a baby when they can’t consent, like my fiancee parents pierced her ears when she was a baby and she always hated wearing earrings.”
However, despite this wish for their baby, the grandparents proceeded to disrespect their wishes.
The comments on the questions were overwhelmingly in the parents’ favour, instead of the grandparents.
One person wrote they were “pretty sure this isn’t legal. Ear piercing requires a parent or legal guardian’s consent.”
Another person highlighted that the grandparents “broke your trust” by going against their desires for their child.
People agreed that it was not a massively impactful thing to do, as piercing holes are easily closed up, but they seem to agree it implied a know better attitude regarding their parenting.
“While this particular event is not a big deal health-wise, their blatant disrespect