7 Reasons to Say No to Sleepovers
Then and Now
Once upon a time, sleepovers simply meant friends, movies, pizza and whispered secrets; but today's sleepovers are looking much different.
According to Dr. John Duffy, clinical psychologist, parenting expert and author, there's been an increase in the number of parents that have banned sleepovers for kids—and while there's no right answer for every situation, he believes that spending the night out is often a recipe for trouble.
"Many kids stay up too late, at the very least. At worst, they experiment with things we'd rather they not try in the middle of the night," says Duffy.