So here's the dilemma, DD12 (nearly 13) wants to go to the movies then sleepover at best friend's for birthday next week....so far so good...but then I find out that amongst others a couple of boys will be going to the movie and sleeping over too. Now don't get me wrong, I do trust DD 100%, she's a top student who's won academic awards this year,applies herself at school and swims and does other sports to a high level, apart from the usual teenage hassles I have no bother with her BUT it just doesn't feel quite right to allow this, what do others think? And if I say no how can I do it without all hell breaking loose???!! ;-)
my dd is 14 and I allowed her to have a sleepover with 15 of her friends in tents at the back of the garden. pretty much half of them were boys and everything was fine, I hadn't even met a few of the boys and one of the girls but they all got along fine. they did a barbecue and all had a great time. not once did I have to go and tell them off they were all very sensible. the next day everyone helped to clean up and they even tidied the whole of the ground floor (including mopping and hoovering!!) I'd let them do it again and I don't see the problem with having mixed sleepovers when they're all friends. the chances of anything untoward happening are so slim there's no point fretting over it
Blimey is this thread still running?! We'be long ago moved on to the next set of crises (fall outs with friends, sexting, just being a plain old Moody teen) I suppose I should take that ad a comfort that all these phases do pass!!!