My dd, almost 16, has been invited to multiple parties...pool, bbq, bonfire...she says parents will be home at all the parties-posted on FB as well. I only know the parents of one girl who's giving a party. The others are not as close friends of my daughter's. These are all boy/girl parties (her bf will be at these), and our town is pretty tame...and my dd assures me none of those attending are into anything bad. I do trust her, but I also feel that I should verify. This summer is shaping up to be a big social event!! What do others do in this case? Should I call or just meet parents when I drop off? Thanks!
Answer by blessedwboysx3 at 10:39 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
My children are still small. BUT my mom always called and talked to the parents first. When I was 16, it drove me insane. Looking back she kept me out of a lot of trouble at times. You never know who's going to show up to a party uninvited (or even invited) and what other kids might bring when parents aren't looking. My mom trusted me but that's because I gave her no reason not to....however that doesn't mean she trusted my friends or friends of friends. I will do the same and always call ahead of time. If I don't get a hold of the parent, my child does not go. And I agree with bumblebee...quietly introduce yourself when you get there. You can get a feel of what the parents are like too.
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