There may be some strong views from posters here but personally I have always argued NO unless the community is small and isolated and the nearest school is some distance away. Why do I say this? 1. As the child, surely it must cause you some embarrassment and potentially impacts on their ability to have a 'separate life' from their parents. 2. Surely safeguarding issues get very murky. What if the child plays up at home? Is the teacher/adult accountable to the schools behaviour standards at all times, even at home? And what if the child wants their friends (also from the school) round for a sleepover? 3. It may skew the relations other adults have with that child as they know child X is the daughter of Mr Y. In the interests of a balanced argument however, lets put up the counter arguments. 1. Such a ruling may deprive a child of a place at school or an adult of a good job opportunity. 2. Safeguarding - would common sense not prevail most of the time? And actually maybe safeguarding may be HELPED - if one of child Xs friends discloses during a sleepover in the more 'relaxed' environment? 3. Would most children soon 'get over it' that their parents are also there? And would some actually like the fact Mum/Dad is there as a last resort to an issue?