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Cathy mom to 13 y/o DD, 10 y/o DD, 7 y/o DS
And, really, how often have we heard of accidents, molestation, etc. occurring with trusted family members and friends? Not meant to scare people . .. everyone has their own comfort zone . .. . but I'm not sure what people are so scared about.
For me, I want to know that the parent will provide what I think is an appropriate level of supervision (and my view may be skewed younger because my DS is only 5 and just beginning to have playdates). In going to birthday parties, I've observed some parenting styles that I just wouldn't want my kid to have to handle on his own (excessive berating, letting their kid wander off near roads or pools, etc.).
I realize I won't always have the luxury of control, and that's fine, but while he's very young and new to the whole playdate thing, I'm okay with being picky about where he goes.
|It isn't a playdate to me if the kid gets dropped off and the parents leave. To me, that's babysitting.|
Momma to 8 y.o. DS and 5 y.o. DD. Married to a Maker!
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It isn't a playdate to me if the kid gets dropped off and the parents leave. To me, that's babysitting.