Jodi - posted on 09/06/2011 ( 29 moms have responded )
I just saw a post in another community about a 5 year old birthday slumber party, and was quite surprised. I'd personally NEVER do a slumber party for a 5 year old. The only time my daughter (6 1/2) has ever had a sleepover is when her cousin's stay (or she stays there), or if she stays with my parents. Until just the last year, she was still frequently waking at night from bad dreams (huge imagination).
I still remember a friend of mine when I was a kid who ALWAYS woke in the middle of the night and wanted to go home, right up until she was almost high school age. I wasn't so fussed, but then, I had 4 younger brothers, which is special incentive for wanting to stay at someone else's house.
What is the youngest YOU would ever do a slumber party for your kids (not with family, but friends)?
My son didn't have a sleepover until he was about 8, and I'm thinking along the same lines with my daughter. Even with her friends whose parents I know EXTREMELY well, I just don't think they are ready yet.