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Mon Dec 29, 2014, 09:02 PM

 

netflix has fake new years countdown show for parents to get kids to bed early

How to get your kids in bed early on New Year's Eve: Netflix reveals on demand fake countdown show parents can use to fool their children
Three minute show hosted by King Julien, a lemur from the hit DreamWorks film Madagasgar who now has a spin off show
34% of US parents say they have tried to fool kids into an early NYE
It is a problem parents face every year - how to get the kids to bed early on New Year's Eve.
Many have tried changing clocks, throwing fake parties and even tuning in to TV stations on the other side of the world.
However, Netflix now has a hi-tech solution- an on demand New Year's Eve show for kids that can be played anytime


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2890354/How-kids-bed-early-New-Year-s-Eve-Netflix-reveals-demand-fake-countdown-parents-use-fool-children.html#ixzz3NLICRsTn

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 09:24 PM

1. My parents did the perfect thing the first time I wanted to stay up for New Years

They told me that since I needed to get up the next morning I should go to bed a little early and promised to wake me up before midnight so I could see the count down.

They came in about 15 minutes before midnight and tried to wake me up but couldn't. Instead they woke up my little sister so she went out to the Florida room, watched the count down and came back to bed. The next morning I was all upset they hadn't woken me but when my sister told me how hard they had tried, I couldn't be anything but embarrassed.

The next year, I didn't even ask. By then I had my own alarm clock so I set it, got myself up, watched the celebrations and went back to bed.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 09:26 PM

2. What is there about this that I absolutely despise.? Gee, let me count the ways.

 

It's obvious

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 09:27 PM

3. "it's a problem parents face every year" -- really?

What...what's the problem?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 09:30 PM

4. My sister's friends have a countdown at 8 p.m.

 

Since most of the kids are normally asleep before midnight.
The kids know New Year's Day doesn't officially begin until midnight on Jan 1, but they have an early celebration so the kids can at least take part in the "countdown".

I like that idea.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 09:36 PM

5. It isn't a school night, what is the harm in letting kids stay up?

The world is a chaotic place, letting some chaos affect rigid schedules will teach kids to react to change when the need arises. They'll probably fall asleep anyway.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 09:56 PM

8. Really. I never had a problem.. so let the little darlings stay up to see the New Year if they

can. No need to use subterfuge.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 09:50 PM

6. Huh. We always just "celebrated" a half hour before regular bedtime.

The kids never even knew about any "countdown."

We would parade around the house wearing New Year hats & tooting party horns, then have hot fudge sundaes.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 09:53 PM

7. never even heard of this type of thing

 

Strange, i must be getting old

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