At what age is it okay for kids to stay overnight with grandparents they know well? My parents kept our two boys (4.5 yrs and 2.5 yrs) for two nights this past weekend while my husbnad and I took a weekend away. Now they say they probably won't keep them for more than a night at a time until they are closer to age 7 (they read some article that suggested that age). Frankly I'm feeling frustrated with them...we rarely ask them to watch them, even so we can go on a date...so it's not a matter of taking advantage of them. I'm feeling like I won't be able to have a weekend outing with my husband till my youngest (who we took with us cause she's 5 months old) is 7 years old. They seem to think it will emotionally hurt them in some way. My boys love spending time with my parents. Can anyone help me put this in perspective? Thanks!
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11/11/09 at 8:23pm