5 Things to Consider Before Letting Your Child Have a Sleepover
Going to a sleepover may raise the risk for a child to be sexually abused. Educated parents are the best ones to decide if a sleepover is appropriate for their child. You can eliminate the risk by not allowing a sleepover. Or, if you choose to have sleepovers, there are some things you should think through.
Below is a checklist of things to consider. Some won’t apply to your situation, but all of them have their place.
This is the right choice for your child.
You know the other parents, have a relationship with them, and trust them.
You know who else will be at the house where they are staying.
The internet and other media follows your standards for your child.
Your child has a voice.
Once you’ve gone through this checklist, it will make it a lot easier to determine if your child should go on a sleepover. And, if they do, you’ll know you’ve prepared them the best you possibly can to have fun, but be safe and protected while participating.
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