Mother who’s BANNED her children from sleepovers to ‘protect’ them divides opinion – as some claim they will resent her when they’re older
A mother has sparked a heated debate after revealing that she doesn’t allow her children to sleep at other people’s houses.
Posting under the handle @heartmindedmama on Tic toc, Alissa, a partire dal Illinois, explained that she doesn’t allow her children to go to sleepovers because she wants to protect them from any possible harm.
The mother-of-two said she reassures parents who invite her children to stay overnight that her decision isn’t personal because her ban on sleepovers applies to all other households.
Many responses warned Alissa that her children will resent her for stopping them from having the childhood experience, while others admitted that they are also against sleepovers.
Posting under the handle @heartmindedmama on TikTok , Alissa (nella foto) explained how she tell parents that her children can’t attend any sleepovers
Alissa has racked up over 263,000 followers from sharing her tips for co-parenting and recommendations of books mothers should purchase.
She revealed her thoughts on the safety of sleepovers in a clip showing how the handles invites.
‘Thank you so much for having us over, we’re going to head out now,’ Alissa said.
Responding to being asked if her child wants to sleepover, ha continuato: ‘Thank you so much for the invitation but we actually have a family rule, that we do not do sleepovers.
‘It’s not personal at all. You know that we love you guys and you’re great. We have the same rules for all families.
‘We do not do sleepovers with any family, just to protect the kids in case anything ever did happen at someone’s house. We would not be able to live with ourselves and we want to protect our kiddos.
‘Again it’s not personal, we just do not do sleepovers with other families.’
Many commenters disagreed with Alissa’s ban on sleepovers as they claimed some of their best childhood memories are from sleeping at their friend’s house.
Alissa (nella foto) said that she doesn’t let her children go to sleepovers to protect them from any possible harm
A stream of commenters warned Alissa that her children will resent her for not letting them go to sleepovers
Una persona ha scritto: ‘As someone who grew up in a household like this, please let your kids be kids, they’ll resent you for this’
Un altro ha detto: ‘I can only imagine the emotional toll as they’re left out of more and more. Some of my best childhood memories were sleepovers with my friends’
Un terzo aggiunto: ‘My mum never let me have sleepovers and I was lonely and isolated especially as my mum’s only child.’
Others admitted they agree with Alissa’s rule, but claimed they don’t give an explanation when telling other parents that their children won’t be staying over.
Other responses to the thread claimed they agree with Alissa, and some said being banned from sleepovers as a child hasn’t harmed them as an adult
'Capisco. I’m very particular about where my kids sleep,’ uno ha scritto.
Un altro ha detto: ‘My parents didn’t allow sleepovers and as an adult now, I’m thankful that they enforced that.’
Un terzo ha commentato: ‘I’m not doing all that explaining. It’s a simple “no” per me’
Un quarto aggiunto: ‘I never was allowed to have sleepovers as a kid and I turned out fine. Comment section is insane! Sleep in your own house!’