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To pierce or not to pierce: Earrings can be rite of passage, but also cause problems for young children

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WHEATLAND — When Shelby Quinn had girls, she knew she would eventually have their ears pierced.

“It is kind of a given, socially, that girls have their ears pierced,” she said.

She wasn’t as certain about when to do it, but the rural Wheatland mom said she opted to have her daughters’ ears pierced when they were about 3 years old. Then, she figured, it would be something they wanted to have done, but wouldn’t be something they feared.

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Tracy Frank
Tracy Frank is a SheSays, Variety, and Farmer's Forum reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to letters@forumcomm.com
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