Usually children get too scared in the night to sleep away from their parents. But the thought of spending the day at their friend’s place is very exciting for them. Some parents plan these spend-the-days for their children as a birthday party. It is a good way for children to interact with others of similar age and have fun. It is also a good way to teach them to be somewhat independent in their life.
As a parent, you might feel nervous about them going on their own this way. But you must remind yourself that they will be supervised by another parent and are at good hands. Besides as parents, you deserve a break to have fun of your own without children for some time at least.
You Must Explain the Plan to The Child
It is important that you communicate well with your child and tell them the plan. You must tell them that they will be dropped off at their friend’s house and be picked up later on the day. If they have any concerns, they must tell the parents that are supervising them and ask them to call you if they need it. It is best if you personally come and drop them off. Speak to their friend’s parents and tell them anything important they need to know.
For example, if your child has any allergies to peanuts, these must be mentioned. If the child is asthmatic, leave the inhaler and medication and show them how to use them. Say a proper goodbye to the child and leave when they have settled at the new house. Leave your phone number with the adults supervising them to contact you in case of an emergency or other need.
You Need to Help Pack Their Bag
It is important that you pack a good bag for your child to take with them. A change of clothes is mandatory which includes, a top, bottom, socks and underwear. If they have pool facilities, get girls swimwear Australia packed as well. You need to also pack them their favourite soft toy to help them feel more at home at the new place. Pack a drawing book for downtime.
It is always best to contact the parents supervising them and find out what is required of you to send before you start packing the bag. If it is for a birthday party that they are going, don’t forget the birthday gift.
Nowadays, children at very young ages spend the day at their friend’s house to celebrate a birthday. When parents send off their children for such a spend-the-day, they are always a little nervous. But if you communicate and explain it well to your children, have a good conversation with the parents or the supervisors at their friend’s place and pack a good bag with all the essentialities, you might feel more prepared and less nervous. Use your free time without children to rest because being a parent is a full-time job.