Co-Ed Sleepovers — When are Kids Too Old?Stacie Haight Connerty
My daughter is seven and she is a very social person. All three years in school, her teachers have said that she is the mother hen of the classroom. She takes it as her personal responsibility that everyone is taken care of.
As a result, her good friends tend to be those quiet, shy boys who otherwise might not join in with the others.
Her BFF (much like every year) is a boy and it has actually been the same boy for the past few years. They do everything together and they really adore each other. We love this kid as well. He is just so sweet and I am happy that my daughter has such a great friendship.
Well as most little girls do at this age, my daughter has been asking me for a sleepover. She wants him to come to our house and spend the night.
I think that it is great and it didn’t even occur to me that it was out of the ordinary until my sister said something. “You’re letting her invite a boy to stay over?” she said, “What happens when she asks next year?”
I told her that we would address that then but that I wasn’t worried about it. I still am not worried.
IS THIS UNUSUAL?
WOULD YOU LET YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER HAVE A SLEEPOVER WITH A CHILD OF THE OPPOSITE SEX?
WHY OR WHY NOT?
WHAT AGE IS TOO OLD FOR A CO-ED SLEEPOVER?
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