do you let your child spend the night at friends' houses anymore

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Marrion - posted on 09/20/2009

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I'm real funny about that. Not often unless it's grand ma or auntie. What worries me is that if someone hurts your child, chances are that it will be someone you trust to be around your child. If it weren't so your kid would not be around them in the first place. There is a small circle of places where my kids are allowed to go. But if you decided to cut it out all together, that's good too.

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Yasche - posted on 09/25/2009

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not until they are 10 and able to speak up for themselves. they can spend the night with family (immediate family) only!!!

Shawanna - posted on 09/24/2009

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NO! I made that mistake of letting my oldest daughter spend some weekends with her godmother and she ended up being molested there.. So now I have to go through the rest of my life blaming myself for what happened to my child in her care.. and ther rest of her life getting therapy. People are not what they were back in the day when I was growing up. They do mean and nasty things to children and it's not strangers doing things to kids anymore, it's the people that you trust the most.. Keep your kids at home.

DETRA - posted on 09/22/2009

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MY GIRLS ARE 17 & 14. THEY ARE ALLOWED TO SPEND THE NIGHT WITH CLOSE FRIENDS WHOSE PARENTS CONSIDER THEM THEIR DAUGHTERS AND VICE VERSA. SO THATS ONLY A FEW BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM.ESPECIALLY THE 17 YEAR OLD. SHE COULD EASILY PULL A FAST ONE AND SAY SHES SPENDING THE NIGHT SOMEWHERE AND NOT BE THERE.....SO I HAVE TO KNOW THE PARENTS AND KNOW WHAT THEY ALLOW THEIR CHILDREN TO DO.

Yolanda - posted on 09/22/2009

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I will only let my children spend the night at friends IF i've had a visit to the home and are very well acquainted with the adults of the visiting home!!This way you have a good idea of the environment your child will be in and also the type of persons they will be entertained by. My best wishes go out to you!!

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Not yet (daughter is 8 and son is 4). They frequently stay with my mom, sometimes with my dad or sister. Unfortunately, in this time, too much can happen. I'll try to push it off as long as possible, or have the children invite their friends to stay at my home.

Carol - posted on 09/22/2009

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When they were little no way but now that they are growing up my daugher is 11 i try to give her a little time away so i do allow it from time to time though I prefer them here at our house I have let her go. She knows was is suitable and what is not. If there is a problem she knows to call me. Plus I check up on her at least twice before they go to bed at night. I also talk to the parents of the child she is staying over to make sure everything is ok............Actually i get to know them before hand alittle but it works out ok and she feels like a big girl and momma trusts her choice of friends.

Amelia - posted on 09/22/2009

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my son is only 2 1/2. He has had a sleep over at his auntys once just to give me a break. but other wise I always have a close eye on him. I will let him sleep over when he is older but I will have to really know the friends and there family first ass I don't really trust to many people. Asspecally with my children.

I would let him stay at families though if I really trusted them. I know that sounds bad. But even though they are called family you never know who you can trust today.

But I trust all my family completely, and he can stay there any time he wants, it's me that cant let him go for to long at the moment I miss him to much and like to keep an eye on him.

Good luck

Jayne - posted on 09/22/2009

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It never crossed my mind that they wouldn't be safe, it's sad that we hav 2 think that way. Sleepovers are always so exciting and cost nothing

Renata - posted on 09/21/2009

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I did once or twice but i prefer having her friends spend the night with her. Too much going on to be taking chances like that.

Tara - posted on 09/20/2009

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Mine are 8 & 11 and they stay over at friends houses, and have for years. I used to go to sleepovers when I was growing up, I think my kids should have the same experience.

Jayne - posted on 09/20/2009

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yes, why wouldn't I ? Gives me a break , I can return the favour when I'm feeling brave !

JIng - posted on 09/19/2009

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no.. i trained him to sleep early around 9-9:30. i think it is a good practise when he start schooling, able to sleep early and get up earlier.

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