Pox Parties

Source:  Pox Parties    Tag:  chicken pox party
   Recently the discussion about Pox Parties has been brought to my attention.
For those who don't know, a "Pox Party"  is a social activity where children are deliberately exposed to chicken pox to promote immunity. Such parties are typically organized by parents on the premise of building the immune systems of their children against chicken pox (which can be more dangerous to adults than to children)Such practices are highly controversial and are discouraged by public health officials

This website gives some very interesting reasons for:

http://www.naturalparenting.com.au/flex/pox-parties-pass-the-chicken-pox-please/7868/1
 
this website tries to be neutral but is ultimitely against:

http://www.canada.com/vancouver/vancouversun/news/arts/story.html?id=82330c4b-3f1b-4f1c-9436-4bffe343712a 


My personal beliefs are that no parents should actively pursue chicken pox. If it was safer for kids to catch chicken pox while they're young, then health professionals would encourage it. Instead, they condemn it.
What do you think?