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    DD1 is invited to her first birthday party, and I'm just wondering what the protocol usually is for 4yo birthday parties. Do the parents stay or do they leave their child? It's at a residence..

    I know I should probably ask the mother, but I'm not sure how to ask?

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    For me it would depend on if i knew the mother well enough to feel okay with leaving my child there.if i hadn't met her or interacted with her prior to the party id stay or at the least make some effort to speak to her before the party and leave my contact number

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    personally for 4 year olds, i would stay

    granted we have only been invited to two birthday parties, but both times; parents staying is optional.

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    I wouldn't leave my 4-year-old with people I didn't know very well. DD1 is in Grade 1 and all the parents are stilll staying. I would stay!

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    I would stay, all kindy parties last year parents stayed

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    I would stay. DS is 5 and every party he's been to I've stayed.

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    I would stay. My DD is 4 in march and I was thinking about inviting some of her new preschool friends. I have assumed that their parents would stay.

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    All parties iv hosted & been to the parents stay.

    Honestly i feel its a little rude to leave your child untill their like maybe 8.

    Just because well when im doing the party i dont have time to watch all the kids, making sure their safe, behaving and so on.

    But when their older its different, the parties become more independent and easierfor me to keep an eye on all the children

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    I stay at birthday parties dd's invited to and for her 4th birthday party I expected parents to stay only one parent didn't and we know each other neighbors with her parents (the grandparents) but I would have hated to have had all children under my care with no or hardly any other parents staying. We had it at a park.


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    Ok great I'm glad!! No idea how she would go if I left her so wouldn't be too keen to do that just yet. She can be very shy around people she doesn't know, so I'd hate for her to be uncomfortable.


 

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