This is a hotly debated topic in our house, amongst friends, family and among parents. Ashley and I talk about the fun and mischief we got up to when we went on sleepovers. We both tell stories of being at parties where we watched movies we probably shouldn't have (i.e., Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, as a third grader). While that was horrifying, I got through it. Of course there is the worry that you don't know what goes on at other people's houses, older siblings, etc.
The jury is still out for us, and we have a long time (I think) before George is going to be doing sleepovers. When I think back to my childhood though, I have to think, would I have liked to grow up in a house that didn't allow sleepovers? The answer is an obvious "no." Does that mean - that George is entitled to the same freedoms I was? I don't know... there is a lot to consider. A lot of people say that we live in a different world than when we grew up. But other people say that in many ways we live in a much safer world. It's a lot to take in.
What are your thoughts parents?