Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sleepovers Slumber parties- Good or bad?

I was reading a blog by an LDS member and in there it had stated that one of the general conferences there was a warning about sleepovers.I researched the talk and it was given by Larry R. Larence Of the Seventy. Yet so many still continue to do it without any help of other parents. They can keep up with spunky children who can go without sleep for days and go to bed before the children leaving them unattended to be able to persuade each other to do who knows what. The things that an occur I will not write on here because I do not want to be the blame for giving the children the ideas. So many children are told to do research on what not to do and are so detailed it plants the idea for children to try it. This also occurs at Sleepovers from a well meaning parent trying to give guidelines of what is expected. What one child may have done the other child might not even dreamed of yet. Children do not always discuss everything they have done with all there friends only the friends they fill will be excepting of it, or can be persuaded to except it.

Is there anything wrong with having sleepovers?
May I express my personal warning about a practice that is common in many cultures. I am referring to sleepovers, or spending the night at the home of a friend. As a bishop I discovered that too many youth violated the Word of Wisdom or the law of chastity for the first time as part of a sleepover. Too often their first exposure to pornography and even their first encounter with the police occurred when they were spending the night away from home.

Elder Larry R. Lawrence of the Seventy

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