Ok, my mom thinks I'm paranoid, but I really, really, really have a hard time allowing anyone to babysit my children or have them go to daycare.
Sunday, February 8
Now, don't get me wrong, I do have a select few that I trust with them, but over all - no. Sorry.
Here is my enthusiasm behind this post...
I'm pushing to finish reading Have a New Kid by Friday by Dr. Kevin Leman since I've wasted my time with it and I can't extend the loan from the library - someone else wants it. Go figure.
Not that I'm going to give you any details now... However, I can say, it's not about what you think. Further review to be posted over at my other blog, but page 158, at the bottom, talks about your child going on overnights to their friends' house. What age is appropriate, where, etc...
Well let me tell you. As soon as I read "How well do you know the family that your child would be staying with?" and he goes on to write, "Do you know, for sure, that there is no pedophile in that home?"
Hallelujah!! Thank you! Bam! No more paranoid guilt for me! I wanted to jump up and down with excitement! Let me tell you - on the inside, I was! Validation for my feelings...Beautiful!
Seriously though, am I a paranoid parent that will shelter her children from experiencing the fun of sleep-overs at a friends house? Of course not, but there are several factors that will need to be considered before allowing it and, honestly, they will have more sleep-overs at our home than at a friends'.
So how about you? Do you let your children go to sleep overs? How old were they when they started? I'd love to 'hear' your thoughts as our children are only 3 & 4 and are not at that stage yet.
Thank you for sharing.
Until next time!