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Welcome back everyone all parents must listen to our next story it's a startling new report and reveals an extremely dangerous trend.
-- on our children according to a new study one in sixteen children playing the dangerous choking game.
You may have heard about it it's where a person strangled themselves to create a brief high.
Something kids do it instead of taking drugs but our next -- -- it's for an entirely different reason.
Joining me now are weighed and -- click their daughter.
Died last year playing the choking game.
Good morning -- -- -- I'm so sorry for your loss and I just can't imagine as a father -- you were the ones who -- -- child.
She was in her closet.
And she had done this choking game you had no idea that she was experimenting -- act.
I did not know.
What is it exactly.
And well from what we've been told after its its something that kids typically do together to start out.
And where they cut off her oxygen supply to the brain.
And then one kid will actually lower the other -- to the ground and then they go unconscious for a little bit and they come back.
And what I can do -- -- can gravitate to kids doing it on their own which is what we think happened with our daughter.
And down and when they're on their own there's if something goes wrong there's nobody to.
To help them you know I found my daughter and a closet that was a foot shorter than she was.
And what I think happened.
Is that she she -- Put something around her neck to.
It is to go through the the process.
Then I think she passed out and when -- founder.
You know she was -- and and the -- of the worst thing that any parent can go through.
I can't imagine.
The number of kids who have died from this since 1995 through 2007 at least -- Are able to read but Debra I know that it's being sent that kids do -- to get a -- you think.
-- -- I was over achiever she's a cheerleader she was on national -- decided she did great in school you think actually.
She may have done this because she felt so much pressuring -- He had and it's it's interesting because we originally that the only thing that -- come out on a choking game was that kids were doing Edison is as an alternative to getting high.
And for some reason that never sat -- with me it seemed like it was the only.
Conclusion but it's we had spoken to a top.
Grief counselor here in Minneapolis and he had told us that he is counseling a lot of kids from top schools that aren't.
High achievers and what they're doing is I'm using this as a way to cope.
And it's a way that they can.
Sort of have a type of control over -- situation.
Much less -- -- much the same way that anorexia has in the past.
I'm cutting is another way to kids do it -- because between nine and fifteen they don't have the coping skills com they're using what they can.
And your message today is to get this message out to the parents and kids to be aware.
That's just I think maybe going on a -- and -- click parenting your doctor page today thanks so much time.
Thank you -- -- and.
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