Ask Amy: Should ‘out’ teen have sleepover?

DEAR AMY: My middle-school daughter recently came out to our family. We are all very supportive of her. She has a girlfriend the same age, and the girlfriend’s family doesn’t know their daughter’s sexuality.


Amy Dickinson 

The girls want to have a sleepover to celebrate a birthday, and I am inclined to say no. I wouldn’t let any of my other children have a boyfriend/girlfriend sleep over at this age. The girlfriend’s parents may question why, but I feel it is not my place to tell them.

Worried Mother

DEAR WORRIED: Aside from having crushes, did your other children have boyfriends or girlfriends at that age? This is the first issue I would clear up with her. And I agree with your logic that romantic couples don’t have sleepovers in your house.

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