How did they handle it? DD really wants her ears pierced and she asks about it all the time. I've taken her three times and as soon as she sits in the seat she freaks out. One time we waited at Clair's for an hour and a half because they were busy and she was pumped up and excited but the second she sat in the chair all hell broke loose. Another time i got my ear pierced first and she was fine up until the very last minute, they even had her ears marked and everything. I've tried holding her in my lap and reassuring her, I've also tried telling her that maybe she's just not ready. I just don't know what else to do, what to say to her because she wants it but she's scared. She's always asking to get it done but frankly, I'm tired of taking her there to wait around until the last minute. I've told her that she can't do that again, that if she gets in the seat she has to get it done but then obviously, when she does that I'm not going to force it on her, hold her down, do it through her screaming etc. I told her this morning that I was only going to take her to do it one more time and if she doesn't do it then, then she won't be getting it done and she started crying saying she was just scarred. Any advice?
Make her wait until her 6th bday. If she won't do it but still wants it make her wait aother yr etc.
It took my sister til high school to finally get it done. She did the same thing your daughter does but she was around 10 or 11 the first time and 12 or 13 the second time. I think she was 14 when she finally got them.
We took my DD a month after she turned 4. The first time she did the same thing, started freaking out and crying. We went home. We talked to her and said we wouldn't hold her, we would hold her hand if she wanted, and her throwing a fit just told us she wasn't ready. If she really wanted them done she needed to sit like a big girl and it was okay to be a little nervous and to cry if something hurt, but the full on crying fit was unnecessary. And lastly if she wasn't ready the second time she had to wait until after Christmas and then we would try again (she got her ears pierced September 11). She squeezed the teddy bear they had and sat still. She cried for a minute after they pierced her ears.
I used to ask my mom all the time when i was that age.. She would said no. When i got older she told me one. 1. the reason i wanted them done was because someone els had them done she wanted me to want them for me and me alone. 2. i would have freaked out.
i would say just wait and when she asks just say something like ok when you are ready.