My son's 8th birthday party was yesterday and a certain situation got me thinking. Nate's little "girlfriend" wasn't allowed to come to his party because she was grounded. While I understand the importance of consistency in parenting, I couldn't help but think that I would probably make an exception for a birthday party since it's actually punishing the birthday boy/girl too when a friend isn't allowed to participate.
What do you guys think? If your kiddo is grounded are they grounded and that's that or are there exceptions such as b-day parties, team sports, vacations etc. that affect others?