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What questions should I ask if my kid is going to a sleepover?

Michele Borba
Psychology
Whenever your child is invited to be an overnight guest at someone’s house, you’ll want to find out the answers to these questions to make sure he feels comfortable about being there.
  • Time frame. What time should I arrive and when will I be leaving?
  • Supplies. What should I bring? Should I bring my own sleeping bag? Do I need any special clothing?
  • Other kids. Will there be other kids staying over night? If so, who? What adults will be around?
  • Activities. What will we be doing? Is there a plan?
  • Eating. What will we do for food? Should I eat before I come over or will there be dinner, snacks, breakfast?
  • Special concerns. Do you have any pets? Where does the dog sleep? Is anyone else a vegetarian?

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