Thank you for your post.....oh Goddess, everyone should have been at my house this morn! Sheesh!
I am a AP/Unschooling, Goddess loving Mama that is struggling not with the piercing issue but the clothing issue. Which I think may be the same thing.
My Sydney, 14, is into wearing clothes that are 2 sizes too small. You know, sometimes, I thank the Goddess that she doesn't go to public school!!! So, here is my two bits...as young adults, as much as individuality I want my children to show....I still don't want them to "close doors, close opportunities." (don't stand up just yet!)
Example: One of her friends, raised VERY religiously and strict, is now pregnant....she has possibily closed an option in her life by having a baby so very young. So, me and my sweetie just express that what ever she chooses, whatever she wears or doesn't wear, if she shaves or wears too much makeup reflects who she is......her ethics and morals and values. It's "outward apprearance" I know, but it's truth.
So, the earring thing, the clothing thing....I hope that all our children ...whatever door they choose will be what they truely want in this life.
(Throwing her hands up in the air!!