Take time to create a space that is special for the children, and gives them some personal ownership. There is an informal debate about whether or not opposite-sexed siblings should be allowed to share a bedroom and, if so, for how long. There are as many opinions on this topic as there are people giving them, so we decided to ask an expert to help clear up the confusion. Louis that specializes in working with gifted and high-achieving children, to see what her opinion on the controversy was; we wanted her to shed some light on a common scenario for many households. Parents should monitor where their children are, developmentally, and make decisions from there.
Siblings sharing a bedroom: 10 tips for making it work
Siblings sharing a bed - The Globe and Mail
Evidence-based guidance. Personal stories that matter. Sign up to get the NYT Parenting newsletter every week. Some families have their kids share a room to foster closeness. Although room sharing, particularly in close quarters, often involves compromises between siblings, and between parents and children , it is manageable and may even have benefits, such as helping anxious children sleep better.
The family bed is not a new concept. Co-sleeping has been around for centuries and is especially prevalent in other cultures, but it's often more than just one baby snuggled between their parents. For some families, having all of their children sleep together is a source of comfort, and for others, co-sleeping includes just the children in one bed together while their parents sleep separately.
I'm fortunate to have two wonderful children who love each other's company. But, lately they've been asking to sleep in the same bed and I'm worried that co-sleeping may actually ruin their bedtime routine and lead to other problems down the road. Don't get me wrong; I encourage their bond. In fact, I love how they're quick to defend each other at any given moment. But I feel like I need to draw the line when it comes to bed sharing.