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Sleepover

Guests resting at a sleepover

A sleepover, also known as a pajama party or a slumber party, is a party most commonly held by children or teenagers, where a guest or guests are invited to stay overnight at the home of a friend, sometimes to celebrate birthdays or other special events. A lock-in is a similar event held in a setting other than a private home, such as a school or church. The sleepover is often called a "rite of passage" as a young child, or a teenager, begins to assert independence and to develop social connections outside the immediate family.[1][2][3]

Beginning in the 1990s, commentators wrote about a perceived new trend of parents allowing co-ed sleepovers for teenagers, with both boys and girls staying overnight together. While some writers decried the trend, others defended it as a safer alternative to teenage dating outside the house.[4][5][6][7]

References

  1. ^ Judith Ancer, "Sleepovers need not be a nightmare - and help kids to be autonomous in a safe environment", The Sunday Times (South Africa), June 10, 2012.
  2. ^ Edward Eveld, "Sleepovers a rite of passage for kids", Chicago Tribune, August 14, 2005.
  3. ^ Barbara F. Meltz, "The sleep-over: A rite of passage", Boston Globe, October 13, 1994  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required) .
  4. ^ Peter Annin, "Slumbering Around", Newsweek, November 4, 1996  – via Questia (subscription required) .
  5. ^ Emily Wax, "Coed All-Nighters Put Trust on Line; Not All Parents Are Losing Sleep Over Teen Fad", The Washington Post, November 16, 2000  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required) , reprinted as "Coed all-nighters cause unrest", Sarasota Herald-Tribune, November 21, 2000.
  6. ^ Betsy Hart, "Coed sleepovers: Teenagers learn volumes from parents' decision-making", Scripps Howard News Service in The Daily News (Kentucky), November 24, 2000.
  7. ^ Amy Dickinson, "Coed Sleepovers", Time, January 8, 2001.

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