Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Sonoma County, California
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Well I'll take a shot at this. I have a DD who will be 11 on 12/24/90, and she has no problems with over nighters to friends etc., but her best friend (same age) will still not do any overnighters without her Mom. I thought it a bit strange, but have since heard a few stories (including yours) that there are other kids like that too. So maybe it is not so strange. Everyone is different. I had a childhood friend that always wanted to sleep over, and then inevitably woke up and called them in the middle of the night to pick him up.
There could be other factors too, like you mentioned, whether their Mom is feeding into it, what their relationship is like with their father, do they go on other overnights, and just not to your house? But in general, I am finding some kids take longer than others.
You mentioned it will be like this for 6 months, so it may be best to let it go until you are within closer vicinity knowing it will not be like this forever. good luck!