This Dad Of Three Passionately Warns Other Parents About The Dangers Of Kid Sleepovers

It's a rite of passage for so many

Sleepovers are a big thing in my house. I have four children and at least one of them asks me on a weekly basis if they can have a friend sleep over. Sometimes I say yes and sometimes I say no, and it usually depends on how busy a weekend we have and how many extracurricular activities we have planned during the days.

Still, I remember loving sleep overs when I was a kid so I try to let my kids have them as often as possible. They also all have great friends who I like so it never really bothers me when I have an extra kid in the house. I typically order them a pizza and let them rent a movie and my kids don’t bug me all night long because their friend is over.

I also love it when sleepovers are reciprocated because it gives my child the chance to have a fun night out at their friends house. We don’t live near any family so having a parent I know and trust take my child for the night is a nice break for me.

I would never let my child sleep at someone’s house that I didn’t know but in general I think sleepovers are a positive part of growing up.

Tim Challies is a Christian pastor and author who has banned sleepovers for this three children, and he thinks other parents might want to consider doing the same.

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Kelli

Kelli is a Canadian living in the US with a longstanding love affair with entertainment news and celebrity gossip. She has written about it for some of the most popular websites in both Canada and the US including Entertainment Tonight Canada, I'm Not Obsessed and Babble. When she's not chauffeuring her 4 kids back and forth to the rink for various hockey and figure skating activities, she can be found glued to Netflix or reading a great book.

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