Is Your Child Ready for a Sleepover?

Has your child been invited to a sleepover, but you aren't sure if he is ready to spend the night away from home? Take this quiz to find out.

Quiz

Has your child been invited to a sleepover, but you aren't sure if he is ready to spend the night away from home? Take this quiz to find out.

1. How able is your child to ask for what she needs?

  • Very capable. My child has no problem speaking up if she is hungry, thirsty, or feels uncomfortable about something.
  • Somewhat capable. She may not speak up all the time, but would say something if she really needed something or felt extremely uncomfortable.
  • Not capable. She is very timid about asking for anything and would not speak up if a situation was making her uncomfortable.

2. How does your child behave in the company of others?

  • He is a terror. He does not listen to adults and routinely gets into trouble.
  • He can get a little rowdy when he is with his friends, but overall he respects others and does what he is told.
  • He is a perfect gentleman. Other parents compliment me all the time on how polite he is.

3. Has your child spent the night away from home before, such as with grandparents or other family members?

  • No, my child has never spent the night away from home.
  • Yes, and overall everything went great.
  • Yes, but she became homesick.

4. How comfortable are you with your child being out of your sight and supervision for the night?

  • Very comfortable. I feel he is mature and independent enough to spend the night.
  • Not comfortable at all. I have a hard time letting other parents care for my child, even for one night.
  • Somewhat comfortable. I think he can handle it, and I generally like his friend's parents.

5. How flexible is your child when it comes to her bedtime routine and getting enough sleep?

  • She goes to bed at the same time every night, but can usually handle it if the time varies every once in a while.
  • If she is not in bed at a specific time every night, the following day is completely ruined.
  • Her routine varies often, and she is always able to get enough sleep.

6. How well does your child interact socially with other children, such as at the playground or a birthday party?

  • He clings to me and has a hard time being around children he does not know.
  • He may be a little shy in new situations or around new people, but warms up after a while.
  • My child is a social butterfly. He loves playing with other children and never has separation anxiety.

7. Does your child suffer from separation anxiety?

  • Not at all. My child has always been very independent.
  • She used to when she was younger, but she is getting more independent as she gets older.
  • Yes, she gets nervous in social settings and I usually have to pry her away from me.

Your Results:

1. How able is your child to ask for what she needs?
Not capable. She is very timid about asking for anything and would not speak up if a situation was making her uncomfortable.

2. How does your child behave in the company of others?
He is a perfect gentleman. Other parents compliment me all the time on how polite he is.

3. Has your child spent the night away from home before, such as with grandparents or other family members?
Yes, but she became homesick.

4. How comfortable are you with your child being out of your sight and supervision for the night?
Somewhat comfortable. I think he can handle it, and I generally like his friend's parents.

5. How flexible is your child when it comes to her bedtime routine and getting enough sleep?
Her routine varies often, and she is always able to get enough sleep.

6. How well does your child interact socially with other children, such as at the playground or a birthday party?
My child is a social butterfly. He loves playing with other children and never has separation anxiety.

7. Does your child suffer from separation anxiety?
Yes, she gets nervous in social settings and I usually have to pry her away from me.

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