Dear Bhargavi Very interesting topic. I have not heard of this in my home but maybe i will someday. We are slightly liberal i think. never thought i'll say it but after reading that you dont alow for sleepovers I think this way. we have only one child so we have had to encourage his friendhsip with other boys and so sleeppvers are a common occurence. mostly its at my home so no problem but occassionally its at others houses too. I know the parents and make the effort to get to know them before i send my son over. So far we havent had the issues like dates or staying late out etc but when we do I am sure I'll hear about this. Also thanks to Shanthis article. very interesting info.