A Thought Experiment for ROGD Parents

Carey Callahan
7 min readJun 8, 2022

Your minor child wants a septum piercing.

You have concerns about both the physical and social risks of a septum piercing. You have concerns about whether your child’s thinking is mature enough to consider the risks and make plans ahead of time to manage the risks. You feel unable to communicate those concerns to your child without your child reacting to the implicit judgment that they are not fully competent to make these decisions.

Your child believes you have old fashioned ideas about septum piercing. They believe you don’t understand…

Carey Callahan

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