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Old 01-20-2013, 11:21 PM   #16
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I can sympathize with the pp. This is our first cruise and I am very relieved that my special needs twins (age 11) cannot sign themselves out of the club. I am wondering... If I don't take them to the Edge, will they find out about that place from others? I am sure my ds would love the video game area (EDge right?) but he gets "stuck" so easily that I could see fits if he found out that was a "choice" for him. My 11 year olds are about at the level of 6/7 for common sense. I would love to have a rule follower but...
It just really depends on the knowledge level of the children they hang out with in the Club/Lab. Some of the children will have no idea the Lab exists and some will know all about it due to older siblings.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:43 AM   #17
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I can sympathize with the pp. This is our first cruise and I am very relieved that my special needs twins (age 11) cannot sign themselves out of the club. I am wondering... If I don't take them to the Edge, will they find out about that place from others? I am sure my ds would love the video game area (EDge right?) but he gets "stuck" so easily that I could see fits if he found out that was a "choice" for him. My 11 year olds are about at the level of 6/7 for common sense. I would love to have a rule follower but...
I can't guarantee they won't hear about it onboard, but I'd think it's rather unlikely. A CM might ask a more "mature" 11 year old if he/she has checked out Edge - especially if that child doesn't seem to be enjoying the Club/Lab - but I'd be surprised if they said anything to a child who clearly is approriate maturity level for the Club/Lab. I also don't think your kids would have interaction with the kids who are attending Edge because they just won't be in the same space; usually they have to choose. If by chance your DS does hear about video games (or anything else) at Edge and wants to check it out - you can take him during an Open House time.

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Old 01-21-2013, 10:16 AM   #18
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As others have said parents have control of the check out. Last June we let our daughter check out on the 2nd or 3rd day. Tough choice as a parent bu she was miserable in the lab. She thrived being on her own, with friends of course. She kept a wave phone and was constantly letting us know what she was doing and where she was. She was always early to our meeting times too. Every child is different though.
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