What are your thoughts on circumcision?
I'm a mom to 3 kids- 2 of whom are boys and we circumcised. To be honest, it wasn't really a question for us of whether to circumcise or not. Or rather we didn't really consider why we shouldn't circumcise. The reason I ask is because my brother has decided not to circumcise his son. This was pretty upsetting to my parents...they kept talking about the health benefits. I had read in a lot of parenting books that there really were no concrete health benefits to it, but then they insisted that if he wanted to do it later when he was older it would be even more painful and traumatic. Apparently, my grandfather wasn't circumcised until he was thirteen and it was a very traumatic and painful experience. I found a great website that addresses this issue- www.opposingviews.com/questions/should-boys-be-circumcised. There's a really great debate from both sides...anyone's thoughts or experiences with this?