I have a question that I'm struggling with....about 3 years ago, my oldest daughter who was 11 got her own room. Other two children were a girl (age 7) and a boy (age 3). Fast forward, three years later, oldest daughter (now 14) still has her own room, while my girl (age 10) & boy (7) continue to share. 10 year old has started her menses, so body changes are definitely happening and little brother is a terror to room with. I have a three bedroom, so SOMEONE has to share rooms. I've told my oldest that she must go back to sharing with her sister and she's LIVID. She's used to having her own room and doesn't want to go back to sharing.
What should I do? Make two daughters share or find a way to make separate spaces for my younger daughter & son?
Answer by Anonymous at 5:21 PM on Mar. 15, 2010
Two girls need to share..Your ten year old is to old and "mature" to be sharing with a 7 year old boy, that is looking wierd..Just make sure the room the girls are sharing is the biggest room , besides your room..
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:47 PM on Mar. 15, 2010
No what's unfair is to her that she was told that she needs to share. If you would have talked to her first. Tell that's there a problem that she could help with would have made the whole thing easier. At this age they are growing up. They can make some adult decisions. Go to her again and ask her if she would like to help her sister. Help her through this time. Then together find a solution so they both can have their privacy and share a room. It is possible. For instance for an hour little sister has to stay out of the room so the older one can do what she needs to do. then the older stay out while the little one does what they need to do. there are other ways. You be surprised at how creative kids can be at solving these types of problems. Especially when they are allowed to think and solve.
Answer by oldermomof5 at 1:53 PM on Mar. 15, 2010
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