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    Default Birthday parties, do you stay with your kid or leave them there for the duration?

    Ok, well my DS got an invitation to a girls birthday party(she turns 3), and well none of my kids really have been invited to a party before. I don't even know the parents. So do you drop your kid at the party and leave them there til you pick them up, or do you stay? And another point is my son is autistic, and he will kinda need me there as I don't know if the other parents know how to deal with special needs children. Id feel a bit weird if no other parents stayed, and considering I don't know the people, but I don't want my son to miss out. I guess Ill just have to email her and ask. But what do you do with your children, regardless if they have special needs or not?

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    Is your DS3 as well?? My DS1 is 4 and at this point in time I would stay.

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    I think most people stay with their children until round 5 years old...I stayed with mine until they were about 6...

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    For all the ones I've been to for kids that age, the parents stay. I'm not sure at what age it's usual for that to change, but my expectation would be to stay! If in doubt, maybe it's worth checking with the host though?

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    Under school age, I always stayed. At 3, I would definitely be staying, autistic or not.

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    I would stay, all the parties dd1 has been invited too the parents have stayed

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    Depends on the age. I took dd to a bday party she was invited to by one of her kinder friends on the weekend and pretty much left her on her own (but didn't leave the centre). she's 5 and it was at a play centre with a party host and I didn't know anyone there, I spent most of the time with ds in the toddler playground and had lunch with him while occasionally checking in on dd. but any younger than that and probably I wouldn't (and haven't ) .

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    Up until school age 5-6 I stayed with DS & even then I sometimes stayed if I knew the parents. To put your mind at ease just send the parents an email/text explaining your situation

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    At age 3 I stayed with DD at parties.

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    We stayed until DD was 6 and started going to school friends parties.I think most parents would stay for 3 yr olds. We have had a few parties and I always appreciated the other parents staying. It's good to meet other Mums.


 

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