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To not let my 5 year old daughter share a room with a male friend

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Ohbehave1 Wed 04-Jan-17 17:55:00

My partner and I disagree and I don't know if I am being over cautious. We are normally a fairly easy going family but when talking to my partner about one of my daughters friends coming round for a sleepover we disagreed

I didn't think it right that a male friend shares a room with my 5 year old daughter but my partner says that if they are in different beds it's ok and that they are too young to think anything of it.

Am I being over protective?

Aeroflotgirl Wed 04-Jan-17 17:56:29

Yabvu what do you think they will do, jump on each other and have sex hmm, they are 5 not 15!

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Wed 04-Jan-17 17:56:38

I think you might be being a bit over protective - sorry.

I think that the worst that will happen is that they will stay awake late into the night giggling and messing around.

katiegg Wed 04-Jan-17 17:57:00

This male friend is a friend of your daughter's and presumably a similar age? Personally I wouldn't have an issue with them sharing a room (or a bed, at that age)

What are you concerned about?

originalmavis Wed 04-Jan-17 17:57:06

How old is the friend?

WriterNeedsHelp2017 Wed 04-Jan-17 17:57:12

A male adult friend or a five year old boy?

Gallavich Wed 04-Jan-17 17:57:39

Two 5 year olds?
I honestly hope you have medically diagnosed anxiety issues because if not.....I can't say what I think as I'd get deleted

Shallishanti Wed 04-Jan-17 17:58:05

maybe have a think about why this worries you so much?

Yika Wed 04-Jan-17 17:58:08

Totally no problem for them to share a room.

IfartInYourGeneralDirection Wed 04-Jan-17 18:00:09

What do you think will happen exactly?

bigredboat Wed 04-Jan-17 18:00:45

Is the male 5 too? If so then yes you are being a bit OTT!

Ilovecaindingle Wed 04-Jan-17 18:00:48

My 16 year old ds has mostly female friends and has managed to keep his hands off every one of them over the years. I am sure a 5 year old is safe to enjoy sharing a room with a friend!!

SparkleShinyGlitter Wed 04-Jan-17 18:01:37

I think 2 5 year old children sharing a bedroom is absouletly fine! I find it strange that anyone would think differently

NavyandWhite Wed 04-Jan-17 18:01:40

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RusholmeRuffian Wed 04-Jan-17 18:01:48

If they are both 5, you are being slightly bonkers!

WellErrr Wed 04-Jan-17 18:01:52

Unless your daughters friend is 20 YABU.

And a bit odd!

Qwertie Wed 04-Jan-17 18:02:05

Do you mean a child? My DD & DS share a room.

NavyandWhite Wed 04-Jan-17 18:02:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MillionToOneChances Wed 04-Jan-17 18:03:20


BusterGonad Wed 04-Jan-17 18:03:31

Op you are very twisted to think this is strange!

Floggingmolly Wed 04-Jan-17 18:03:35

Is the make friend also 5?? Your thread title is a bit sensationalist; it reads deliberately? as though the friend is an adult friend of yours, not your dd's.
If he is 5, you're being ridiculous.

ConvincingLiar Wed 04-Jan-17 18:03:44

Two small children would be fine, although they might not sleep much.

LumelaMme Wed 04-Jan-17 18:04:34

Five year olds sharing is not a problem.

As PPs have said, your biggest problem is likely to be the jumping about and shrieking at midnight.

MuseumOfCurry Wed 04-Jan-17 18:07:06

Why are you describing a boy as a male?

You're being ridiculous.

INeedToEat Wed 04-Jan-17 18:07:51

My son only had girl 'friends' when he was growing up. He has always shared bedrooms with them... and sometimes beds.


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