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tactum Thu 11-May-17 19:39:19

at 14. Gut feel please??????? There would be more girls than boys. A dozen kids all together. Separated into single sex room, 2 floors apart. Obviously I wouldn't sleep a wink all night!!!

I think they're sensible, I think there won't be alcohol but as a parent what would you do? The jury is definitely out. Kids are sensible, no relationships ongoing.

Have said I am considering it, but it would definitely not happen next year or year after. Have also said I would need to check with all parents beforehand and make them aware. There is a particular reason for the party this year and the boys in question won't be able to come if they don't stay over.


TrollTheRespawnJeremy Thu 11-May-17 19:42:26

If they're a solid friend group that do everything together I'd be tempted to allow but with all the caveats that you listed and also ensure that all other parents are aware.

I think it normalises friendships between the sexes. It shouldn't be such a big thing.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 11-May-17 19:42:38

Mine have done this from 14. Just stayed up chatting in our sitting room.

Justmadeperfectflapjacks Thu 11-May-17 19:43:57

My ds still has mixed sleepovers at 17. All purely platonic friendships.
He has shown he is trustworthy over his teen years!!
But they have to start somewhere!

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