How to Handle a Sleepover if You Don't Like Being Away from Parents

What are you supposed to do if your best friend invites you for a sleepover but you don't want to be away from your mother and father? This is your answer!

Steps

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    Tell your parents that you are a bit nervous about this sleepover. They should always know how you feel.
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    Pack your sleepover bag. That might make you feel a little less jittery and maybe make you feel excited.
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    Go to bed with positive thoughts. Don't think about the sleepover if you don't feel good thinking about it. Remember that the time before bed is the perfect time to let your worries leave your head.
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    The next morning when your friend calls telling you how excited he/she is that your coming, try and sound happy too. Say, "Me too!'"
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    When you have a shower, use your dad/mom's shampoo so when you sniff your hair at the sleepover you'll think of them. You can also use their soap, conditioner, and perfume if they don't mind.
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    After your parents drop you off, give them a big hug and tell them that you'll miss them a lot. Try to keep your emotions inside because you might worry your parents.
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    Go inside your friend's house and if you can, explain that you sometimes feel a little homesick.
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    Have a lot of fun at your friend's house and if you feel you are missing your parents too much, keep texting them small updates about your sleepover
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    At night, go to sleep a little late so you are too sleepy to think about feeling homesick
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    The next morning when your parents come, hopefully you and your friend will be planning another sleepover

Tips

  • Be calm, this is not something you have to do. Just have fun and relax.
  • If sleepovers make you feel uncomfortable, then start by going to a friend you really trust.
  • Don't act like you are not having fun. Your friend might get upset

Warnings

  • Don't go unless you are really ready. This might cause worry for your parents.
  • Don't put too much perfume, shampoo, soap, etc. It might frighten your parents into thinking you are going to have a horrible time without them.

Article Info

Categories: Sleep Overs