Confessions of a Modern Parent
Tattoos and Piercings. Teenage expression without future regret; Can it be done?
Friday, 21 February
Have you got a tattoo or piercings?
Do your teenagers talk about getting them?
How do you handle the conversation? Is it a straight no, a straight yes, or have you found another way?
Join Nadia and Mark as they discuss tattoos and piercings. As our teenagers blossom into adults, their yearning for the freedom to express themselves as they choose often comes out at all angles. Just like the freedom to vote and drink are markers for the teenage progression into adulthood, so how you mark or adorn your body becomes their choice.
But how much of the threats to colour their bodies or put holes in funny places will result in a trip to the tattoo parlour, or is a lot of it just talk. As how much does the parents reaction entrench our kids resolve to have their way?
Listen to this week's episode to find out!
Nadia and Mark listen to heartfelt voice notes from their teenage daughters and their friends, to hear what teenagers think coming of age and having the freedom to pierce and tattoo at will, in this episode of Confessions Of A Modern Parent.
And they take questions and suggestions from listeners on their experiences in parenting roles.
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