Can you imagine picking up your child at daycare and discovering that her teacher had pierced her ears?
Eloise Cardenas, a mom in Fort Worth, TX, has pulled both of her kids out of a daycare center she once loved, Marquita KinderCare, while she waits to find out if a teacher there who pierced the ears of her 5-year-old daughter will be fired.
As the Star Telegram reports, the teacher apparently also pierced the ears of a number of other children at the center. In the case of Mia Cardenas, she defended her actions by asserting that the tot gave her permission. But Cardenas says this shows extremely poor judgement: "I said, 'She's a kid. You're the adult. You should have known better . . . What are you doing putting earrings on kids? Even if their ears were already pierced, that's unsanitary."
Have you ever felt uneasy about one of your kids' teachers, caretakers, or coaches? What did you do?