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When did you (or would you) start allowing your child to have sleep overs?


Asked by seturkey at 7:32 PM on Oct. 6, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • He has stayed with family and friends since he was a baby. School aged friends since he started school. Same goes for having friends here. As long as the kids feel comfortable I don't see what the big deal is.

    Answer by skittles1108 at 7:36 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • Whenever they want to... So far, they haven't had the opportunity, but when they decide they want to and they are ready and they are invited (of course) they are welcome to go...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 7:34 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • Well, probably around 4--with my niece, here or at my sister's..............I think it will be the most darling thing. Next summer, we are going to have an all girl sleepover (me, my daughter, my niece and my sister) and sleep in a tent in her back will be so much fun! They are only 2 and 3, but are already best friends!

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 7:52 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • it varied with each kid depending on how well I thought they would do, how well I knew the parents, and what the exact plans were.

    Answer by sahlady at 7:56 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • I only allow sleepovers with cousins and grandparents.

    Answer by Anna92464 at 8:07 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • My daughter stays with grandparents and her aunts. I am not sure about with other friends from school.. its a little tough bc i dont know who someone is UNDERNEATH who they show me. I have heard (and have had family members that were wrong ) about trusting the WRONG person and i dont think i would be able to live with myself. I dont trust other people.. maybe i am wrong about that.

    Answer by Ross2010 at 9:36 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • I am not sure on this and believe me I think about it all the time since it is right around the corner. My oldest is 5 I will let her have friends stay here, but I don't know how I will react to her staying somewhere else since I wouldn't know them. I would have to meet parents, but even then you still don't know them that well and the way people are today so I have no idea how I will react to this lol

    Answer by mommy5409 at 9:41 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • dd is 6. and the only sleepover she has had is with her niece and nephew at my sisters house...
    ohh she has also had sleepovers with my mom n dad

    but with friends from school..not yet...

    Answer by alexis_06 at 7:34 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • I haven't started yet but my 6 yr old wants his friend from school over for a sleep over on his birthday- i will probably allow it but i dont think im comfortable letting him go to other places unless i know the parents know where they live so on and so forth

    Answer by lovelyli217 at 8:09 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • I agree with lovely....
    my son is 7 and so far no....maybe in another year or two and only if I know the family....

    Answer by connorsmom1970 at 8:19 PM on Oct. 6, 2010