I was just wondering how long you would like to know a parent/child before you allow your child to go to their house without you (playdate I guess). My oldest is 5, and started a new school one week ago. There is a little boy who has really helped him to feel settled, and they are becoming good friends. His Mum has suggested that we swap numbers so in the holidays we can meet or my little boy go play there. I dont mind the idea of us going out some where together, them coming to us or us going to them, but am apprehensive about him going unattended to someone else's home. I think it is cos like I said he started last week, so I dont know them well.