As a parent, when it comes to the question “when do you start allowing sleepovers,” this usually means, “At what age do you allow your child to start spending the night at a friend’s house?”
But for SINGLE parents, the topic of sleepovers takes on a new meaning altogether.
This can be a controversial topic. But I’m standing my ground on this one, Strong Single Moms. As a single mother, there’s no room for sleepovers with a boyfriend while the kids are home. It can wait until the kids are at their dad’s house, staying the night with a friend, at grandma’s house – whatever.
Of course, that’s my opinion. So I asked the Strong Single Mom Network’s Official Psychology Expert Lisa Gomez, MA LPC – owner of Becoming Transformed Counseling Services in Surprise, AZ. Here’s what Lisa had to say: (more…)