I am thinking of having one my ds's mates from school on a sleepover during the holidays. They are both 7 and I am now wondering if 7 is perhaps still a bit young for this. What do others think, do you think 7 is too young for sleepovers. Will my ds's friends mum think I am crazy for suggesting it.
Would it be up to the mate's mum to decide if her ds is ready? It's easier to be the one having a friend to stay than to be the one sleeping somewhere else.
One of my friends (and her dd) is keen for my dd to go on a sleepover. I don't think my dd (6) is ready - she still wakes in the night and wants me! Plus after an afternoon & evening with said friend her behaviour goes off the planet so heaven knows what she'd be like after a whole night.
As others have said, I think it depends on the child. From my perspective (ie: not a parent)I think there are a few things to consider. The first is obviously if the other child and their parents are comfortable with them being away from home. Another is, does your child turn into a tornado of hyperactivity when said friend is about? And also, are you prepared for the aftermath if all goes well? With this I'm talking about (possibly, as said I can only go on my experiences here) an over-tired child, or worse, 2 over-tired children.
I only started going on sleepovers at 11, and after 2 or 3 my mum put her foot down and said, "no more". Why? Because I never slept at them, and I was (still am!) awful when I've not had enough sleep.