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shared bedrooms between brother and sister

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brainy Sun 14-Aug-05 12:21:58

What is the official guidelines on when brothers and sisters should stop sharing a bedroom. My son is 7 next month and my daughter will be 5, they have shared a bedroom since birth and we have never had any problems, I think we should now look at splitting the bedroom and giving them each their own bedrooms,as it is only a 2 bed house but my husband thinks they are okay for a couple of years. What do other people think.

sparklymieow Sun 14-Aug-05 12:24:02

My son is 7 and my daughter is 5 and they share a room atm, they like sharing. I don't think is any actually guidelines for sharing though a council will say the age is 10. I am moving soon so it won't be a problem for us for much longer.

bonkerz Sun 14-Aug-05 12:26:47

Ds is 5 and DSD is 4 and they will have to share for the forseeable future!! Unfortunately we cant afford a 4 bed house!!

sparklymieow Sun 14-Aug-05 12:30:07

is your house big enough to split the room?? If its a large room I would consider it. Have you asked the kids how they feel about sharing?? They might like it. I know I asked my DS if he wanted to go into the small room and he said no, he wanted to share.

brainy Sun 14-Aug-05 12:43:10

Room is plenty big enough to split, the kids love sharing but my son likes football and has a large collection of trophys and posters etc and wants to display them in his room and my daughter is very girly and wants a "pink" room as she calls it. We also have an added problem im pregnant with my 3rd child a boy, we live in a lovely cul-de-sac and dont want to move so i think splitting the room and maybe a small extension or conservatory will give us the space we need in the coming future. I believe doing it now will have the oldest 2 settled before the baby comes.

Twiglett Sun 14-Aug-05 12:46:18

"official guidelines" .. well I knew we were verging on a nanny state but that seems a bit much

I think they'll be fine until they ask for their own rooms .. and would certainly think up until puberty would be no problem

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