Day 303: Planning Sleepovers

Sleepovers can be a fun part of your children’s growing up years, especially if you help plan them well. For that reason, I don’t recommend sleepovers being a last minute thing, but something that was known well in advance.

It’s a good idea to meet all of the children and know his parents just to be safe. If your child is going over to sleep  at someone else’s house, it is a good idea to meet the parents and the friends beforehand, and make sure you know and they know what guidelines will be kept.

Sleepovers can be a pitfall because they sometimes encourage kids to stay up way too late or to do things they wouldn’t normally do. Sit down with your children before sleepovers and make sure they understand what time bedtime is, and what sort of activities are and aren’t allowed.

You might want even have fun by helping facilitate some wholesome activities, such as setting up a tent and roasting marshmallows in the backyard or telling spooky stories around the campfire. Whatever you do, just make sure that there is sufficient parental supervision.

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