co-ed sleepover question
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|Mon, 04-16-2007 - 5:05pm|
Hello everyone,I am looking for some opinions, as I am completely clueless as what is the right thing to do.
My daughter turned 6 in December. She is in Kindergarten and has had a somewhat difficult time making friends, although she does have a few. She recently asked me if she could have a sleepover, to which she wants to invite her schoolmate.....*gulp*....Jason. Jason is a very well behaved little boy, but I am apprehensive about letting a little boy stay the night with my little girl.
On one hand, I think it would be ok, because I believe that at this age, there is no sexual attraction between kids, it is strictly friendship. I think that if I say no because he is a boy, that may deprive her of something (not sure what) and that it could make her start thinking about reasons that it is not ok.
On the other hand, I am not sure if this is ok to do. I do not know this boy or his mom very well, and I do not know what he has been exposed to. Also, if I let Jason spend the night, I wonder if that will raise problems when she is in 5th or 6th grade and wants to have a boy stay the night and I say no.
I really am lost as to what to do. Jason and my daughter have always been good friends at school, and she really has a fondness for him because he has never been mean to her or made fun of her, and he stands up for her (and anyone else that gets picked on). So what is the right thing to do? Thanks