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DESIGN CARNIVAL EVENTS FOR CHILDREN

Dear Source,
After reading Catherine Mills' article on the above subject, I was immediately prompted to respond.
My son to is not allowed to attend many Carnival events because of the lateness and atmosphere of said events. He travels to St. Thomas with me for Carnival and hardly participates in any events because they are not conducive to pre-teens.
It bothers me when I see children at events asleep waiting for their parents to go home………school night or not……children need adequate rest.
As parents we have to put the needs of our children above the needs of ourselves.
Demand that the Carnival Committee design children events for children and young adults and keep them on non-school nights.
Indeed the Children's Village should be for children…not adults hanging out….that's where the Adult Village comes in.
I want my son to love and enjoy Carnival as much as I loved it when I was his age….and I had a curfew of 8:30 p.m. on school times.
Best Regards,
Barbara Petersen
Atlanta, GA

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Dear Source,
After reading Catherine Mills' article on the above subject, I was immediately prompted to respond.
My son to is not allowed to attend many Carnival events because of the lateness and atmosphere of said events. He travels to St. Thomas with me for Carnival and hardly participates in any events because they are not conducive to pre-teens.
It bothers me when I see children at events asleep waiting for their parents to go home.........school night or not......children need adequate rest.
As parents we have to put the needs of our children above the needs of ourselves.
Demand that the Carnival Committee design children events for children and young adults and keep them on non-school nights.
Indeed the Children's Village should be for children...not adults hanging out....that's where the Adult Village comes in.
I want my son to love and enjoy Carnival as much as I loved it when I was his age....and I had a curfew of 8:30 p.m. on school times.
Best Regards,
Barbara Petersen
Atlanta, GA