Coed Sleepovers

If your teen asks you to hold one, the easiest response is to just say no. If that doesn't work...

Parents can mark their children's stage in life by the parties they have. When they're little, we coax them into pointy hats and suffer through Barney-themed birthdays; then come the Chuck E. Cheese years, followed by the slumber-party era. Parents gamely go with the flow, because we know that social occasions are extremely important to kids. But a new party concept sweeping the teen circuit--the coed sleepover--has parents wondering when to say, "Enough already."

Many a valiant parent has buckled under the twin strains of trust vs. responsibility that go with parenting a teen. Coed teen slumber parties bring these...

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