In truth, sleepovers can also offer a mini-vacation for both parents and kids. When social media gets involved, I often find that some type of meanness -- either intentional or unintentional -- ensues. I know that if teenagers want to have sex they will always create the opportunity, but this did seem to be laying temptation right at the door. Don't announce that you're leaving or get up while everyone is sitting in a circle talking. If you are planning to send your child to a sleepover, make sure he or she has ample time the next day to rest and recover -- perhaps take a nap, have an easy afternoon, etc. Not Helpful 3 Helpful
It might be a good idea to have a backup movie or video game handy.
The Dark Side of Teen Sleepovers
If I encourage one major sleepover rule, it's that there should be no access to social media. Not Helpful 2 Helpful 9. And, surprising kids with fresh baked cookies as an excuse to check-in is never a bad idea. Kids can post all about the sleepover while it is going on can make others who are not there feel excluded. Life May 19, By Jennifer Purcell. If you're worried about being made fun of, tell them your parents won't let you. Pizza is always a crowd-pleaser, but you can also try takeout or even a home-cooked meal.