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Since childhood tradition a lot of us fondly remember spending the night at a friend's house for slumber party watching scary movies eating too much candy.
Well now some parents say these overnights can turn into nightmares -- riot -- -- is why this is she's -- no sleep over campaign.
On the other side is Stephanie Thompson she's a mom and be fearless parenting columnist for the Brooklyn paper she supports -- sleepovers ladies thanks for joining us.
So -- I wanna start review.
At this full McCarty it's a staple of childhood why are you against -- Well -- so I would love to raise awareness out there for parents that I considering its people there for their children.
Currently our pack the -- -- -- and their family.
To have this healthy dialogue about it.
And I think that's an issue of the pioneers and need as much discussion.
That choking game -- bullies.
Like texting and driving it's -- But why what are you afraid of SARS SARS -- just not -- -- what are you afraid he's gonna happen on -- Well I -- -- there is lot of risk -- miles and one -- -- statistics that we have shared here in Denver.
As 33% of their parents and 14% of -- I've lasted the front page of eighteen.
And I think that's -- -- -- to me and and require some discussion and I'm not saying that that necessary got involved holidays people there is but there is danger of alcohol drugs.
Choking him like you know any law have -- -- All right Susan and alcohol drugs the choking in just a whole host of hazards that can happen.
When your child is out you or supervision Stephanie what's your response why.
We definitely we need to teach our children we need to put them in situations.
Where they can feel confident -- navigate safely we need to build communities.
In which we can trust the people around us and allow our children to go out and let them off the least a little -- to learn independence.
We certainly don't send them into homes -- we don't know people -- we don't trust them.
But -- build an independent than.
Children need to be an environment outside of the cocoon that we create we choose schools -- -- activities.
We choose the homes where children can visit.
Maybe it's a really important bonding experience and finally here it's it's not the most dangerous thing is sure are some trial -- the cooling is staying -- sending their kids to.
A home where they don't know the parents -- -- the parents rules.
Why they get that might challenge each step and H that really getting an imitation as as early as kindergarten.
I started thinking about a lot of what I wanted to do it's been my experience with parents has been that I was asked it to practice a banned from my child to -- -- -- -- -- -- was asked by parents that happened and to my home.
And I haven't you know -- spent time.
You -- -- right let me know as a pure and that is your right -- -- -- -- -- than what situations in the world there isn't -- there are risks inherent in the world.
And I think that problem is that we need to help our children navigate when it are in our.
-- under our jurisdiction.
During that time.
I I totally agree and I think that the last my -- has been that.
That was my have a casual informal attitude about a sleepovers.
So I just want to raise awareness and create these.
Does that without an unfair what I did they crash and they I feel scared and stressed because stress of actually.
The most dangerous thing if we are stressed we do not.
Think properly we do not go -- our intuition we do not parent well.
And if we are concerned about these things instead of the really important things in life people are.
Hungry you know there are people can't eat and more concerned about sleep overs and it's yeah it's really it's really kind of moving the issue from where it needs to be which are the important things of anything what is this a really fun thing for kids seemingly scary thing -- -- -- Have to leave it there are but you get your website is no sleep over dot -- -- right -- right.
Stephanie Thompson thanks for coming in to have this provocative discussion we appreciate it and if I can antennae or is it is that they're the safest and that you're not against fun -- -- thanks so much ladies and.
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