We're opening up the Friday Forum to discuss sleepovers. It seems like sleepovers can be a bit of a polarizing issue in parenthood - some parents don't see the harm in allowing them, others feel pretty strongly that they're not a good idea. We (Em & co.) happen to fall more toward the "not such a good idea" end of the spectrum, (we're aware that this will be hugely unpopular with the 11-14 year old crowd.) We've already been confronted with some of the delicacies of the issue and our oldest just started kinder.
I'd love to hear your thoughts about this...
Will you/do you allow sleepovers? Why/why not?Please share any experience you've had surrounding this issue - from your own life, as a parent who is currently dealing with it, or looking back at this aspect of parenthood in retrospect.
I'll probably pop in on the comment thread to give more of my reasoning behind our No Sleepover stance :)