Question

My daughter is planning to go to a friend’s sleep over. Should I call the parents, and how do I ask these sensitive things?

Answer

  • Yes, you should call, introduce yourself and express your concerns.
  • Some parents don’t end up staying home to supervise as planned.
  • Ask for a cell-phone photo to show that the parent is really there.
  • Drop in to check, particularly if you have an uneasy feeling.
  • Risk some embarrassment to insure safety.