Parents have to make many decisions about their children, and naturally, not everyone agrees with them. A spectacular difference of opinion can arise from this, especially if a parent shares his educational principles with the whole world.
Little Lara is only 4 months old, but she is already a real star on TikTok, where her mother regularly shares videos of her.
The mother recently shared a video to show how much her little girl has grown in the past 4 months, so for comparison, she showed a recording from when Lara was just 24 hours into the world. But the video had an unexpected effect. People noticed that the barely a day-old baby already had her ears pierced, and many found this disturbing.
Users began to debate whether the mother’s decision was acceptable. There were those who agreed with the woman and pointed out that in some cultures, it is quite normal for babies’ ears to be pierced at birth. However, many expressed concern and argued that this decision should have been made by Lara when she was older.
One commenter wrote: “I just don’t get it. And don’t kid yourself; it hurt him just as much now as it would have hurt him when he was older.” And another user added: “It’s the child’s decision whether they want to get their ears pierced or not? I’ll let my kids decide that when they understand these things.”
However, Lara’s mother defended herself against the ᴄʀɪᴛɪᴄɪsᴍ.
“When your ears are pierced at 2 or 3 days old, the baby doesn’t feel the pain that it does at 1 or 2 years old. The operation is performed by neonatologists in the hospital at the time of birth,” she explained.
Several people agreed with the mother, stressing that traditions vary from culture to culture and that every parent has a different idea of proper child rearing.