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brother and sister sleep together but for how much longer?

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hermykne Tue 09-Jun-09 13:07:29

my dc are nearly 5 nearly 7 both sleep in the same room and generally quite content too, any one have a similar situation and when did one want their own room?

RoseOfTheOrient Tue 09-Jun-09 13:15:30

My two were 7 and 6 - older DD wanted her own space. We only have small rooms, and they needed to separate all their stuff. It was just getting too messy and difficult to monitor whose stuff was whose. DS would also mess with DD's things, causing WW3 to break out!!

Gorionine Tue 09-Jun-09 13:22:21

My 4DCs sleep in the same room(although DD4 quite often sleeps with us). They are 10/8/5/and 2 1/2. It has not been a problem for getting dresed (privacy) as they all do get changed in the bathroom (one at the time BTWgrin). It is hard to keep on top of the mess though as the range of toys they likes varies in function of their age and their gender. We had a good tidy up during this holiday and things are muche clearer.

The only really "tricky" bit IME with sharing the same bedroom is bedtime as they all would like to stay up until the same time but cannot always.

hermykne Tue 09-Jun-09 19:52:23

so they want separate spaces at some point!

cory Tue 09-Jun-09 20:54:21

If they are different sexes I think it makes sense to split them up once the first one reaches puberty.

meandjoe Wed 10-Jun-09 11:39:17

I think it depends entirely on your family and their relationship. I shared a room with my brother through choice (otherwise would have had to share with my sister who I wasn't close to then!). My brother and I shared a bedroom until he moved to university when I was 15 and he was 18. We were best firends so it just made sense that I share with him instead of my sis as we would have been likely to kill eachother! If they are content I'd leave well alone.

SlartyBartFast Wed 10-Jun-09 11:41:32

we rent from housing association and were rehoused within 6 weeks of ds becoming 10. i am sure 10 is the council's cut off point.
not that that means anything,

LovelyTinOfSpam Wed 10-Jun-09 11:44:32

I think relationships tend to change at puberty, and would say that would be a sensible "cut off".

ie agree with cory grin

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