The Safety of Sleepovers: I Don't Trust Parents Outside My Circle

Sleepovers have become a thorn in my parental-side. Not actually HAVING them... but letting my children GO to them. Or NOT. And considering what has come to light with politician Michael Gardner... I just want to add my 2 cents about the famed childhood tradition: The Sleepover. Our family is very careful. And I am sure many families are. Though I am always a little knocked to the side when an authentic invite comes when I've not met the parents or have no idea what the inside of their home looks like. ...more
 @amikomatsu Same here. They knew.... more

The Safety of Sleepovers: I Don't Trust Parents Outside My Circle

Sleepovers have become a thorn in my parental-side. Not actually HAVING them... but letting my children GO to them. Or NOT. And considering what has come to light with politician Michael Gardner... I just want to add my 2 cents about the famed childhood tradition: The Sleepover. Our family is very careful. And I am sure many families are. Though I am always a little knocked to the side when an authentic invite comes when I've not met the parents or have no idea what the inside of their home looks like. ...more

The Safety of Sleepovers: I Don't Trust Parents Outside My Circle

Sleepovers have become a thorn in my parental-side. Not actually HAVING them... but letting my children GO to them. Or NOT. And considering what has come to light with politician Michael Gardner... I just want to add my 2 cents about the famed childhood tradition: The Sleepover. Our family is very careful. And I am sure many families are. Though I am always a little knocked to the side when an authentic invite comes when I've not met the parents or have no idea what the inside of their home looks like. ...more
 @Rita Arens Yes, yes, yes! SO much!   I think what is hard about a post like this, is only my ... more

The Safety of Sleepovers: I Don't Trust Parents Outside My Circle

Sleepovers have become a thorn in my parental-side. Not actually HAVING them... but letting my children GO to them. Or NOT. And considering what has come to light with politician Michael Gardner... I just want to add my 2 cents about the famed childhood tradition: The Sleepover. Our family is very careful. And I am sure many families are. Though I am always a little knocked to the side when an authentic invite comes when I've not met the parents or have no idea what the inside of their home looks like. ...more
 @sharongreenthal Thank you, Sharon :) And I am certain you too are doing what you think is best ... more

The Safety of Sleepovers: I Don't Trust Parents Outside My Circle

Sleepovers have become a thorn in my parental-side. Not actually HAVING them... but letting my children GO to them. Or NOT. And considering what has come to light with politician Michael Gardner... I just want to add my 2 cents about the famed childhood tradition: The Sleepover. Our family is very careful. And I am sure many families are. Though I am always a little knocked to the side when an authentic invite comes when I've not met the parents or have no idea what the inside of their home looks like. ...more
 @Morgan Shanahan My heart to yours, mama <3 more

The Safety of Sleepovers: I Don't Trust Parents Outside My Circle

Sleepovers have become a thorn in my parental-side. Not actually HAVING them... but letting my children GO to them. Or NOT. And considering what has come to light with politician Michael Gardner... I just want to add my 2 cents about the famed childhood tradition: The Sleepover. Our family is very careful. And I am sure many families are. Though I am always a little knocked to the side when an authentic invite comes when I've not met the parents or have no idea what the inside of their home looks like. ...more
 @amillermommy Thanks so much for your point! I was surprised at the personal offense taken by ... more

The Safety of Sleepovers: I Don't Trust Parents Outside My Circle

Sleepovers have become a thorn in my parental-side. Not actually HAVING them... but letting my children GO to them. Or NOT. And considering what has come to light with politician Michael Gardner... I just want to add my 2 cents about the famed childhood tradition: The Sleepover. Our family is very careful. And I am sure many families are. Though I am always a little knocked to the side when an authentic invite comes when I've not met the parents or have no idea what the inside of their home looks like. ...more
 @Laura in Montana "but how do you say "yes" to one family and "no" to another?" - SO MUCH. I ... more

The Safety of Sleepovers: I Don't Trust Parents Outside My Circle

Sleepovers have become a thorn in my parental-side. Not actually HAVING them... but letting my children GO to them. Or NOT. And considering what has come to light with politician Michael Gardner... I just want to add my 2 cents about the famed childhood tradition: The Sleepover. Our family is very careful. And I am sure many families are. Though I am always a little knocked to the side when an authentic invite comes when I've not met the parents or have no idea what the inside of their home looks like. ...more
 @Life Well Blended Thanks for adding your comment here. To be completely honest, I sometimes ... more

The Safety of Sleepovers: I Don't Trust Parents Outside My Circle

Sleepovers have become a thorn in my parental-side. Not actually HAVING them... but letting my children GO to them. Or NOT. And considering what has come to light with politician Michael Gardner... I just want to add my 2 cents about the famed childhood tradition: The Sleepover. Our family is very careful. And I am sure many families are. Though I am always a little knocked to the side when an authentic invite comes when I've not met the parents or have no idea what the inside of their home looks like. ...more
 @the.me.i.be I like that point. Even with our more limited circle, I have noticed that lately ... more

The Safety of Sleepovers: I Don't Trust Parents Outside My Circle

Sleepovers have become a thorn in my parental-side. Not actually HAVING them... but letting my children GO to them. Or NOT. And considering what has come to light with politician Michael Gardner... I just want to add my 2 cents about the famed childhood tradition: The Sleepover. Our family is very careful. And I am sure many families are. Though I am always a little knocked to the side when an authentic invite comes when I've not met the parents or have no idea what the inside of their home looks like. ...more
 @_callmeGrace_ Grace... loved reading what you had to share! Even if to some, or you, or ... more