This weeks question comes from Hannah in Montana (no lie really her name and where she lives!)
Hannah asked if I circumcised my son and if so why...
Hannah that's a great question!
I want to start out by saying that I am not a Dr and refuse to give medical advise but I will let you know what my husband and I did do and why :)
The decision to circumcise is, in my opinion, not that big a deal anymore. There used to be reasons people did it (religious is the main and original, for a while people were concerned about health reasons, and personal choice) but unless your religious or spiritual preference dictates something in my opinion it is up to you!
One trend (that I disagree with) is letting the child decide when they are old enough so they don't grow to resent you for making important decisions for them. I disagree for many reasons! Here are just two:
- As parents we need to take the bull by its horns and be parents! Being a parent means making choices for your child and they are not always going to like them but we need to make them and not try to be their friends!
- If the circumcision is going to be done it is better to do it at a young age when they won't remember it ;)
Thanks Hannah for being our first Ask Away Friday question!
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