My 6 year old son and 4 year old daughter share a room and have done so since my youngest was in a crib. We have a bunk bed with a double bed on the bottom and single on top yet my son likes to sleep down below with his sister (mainly I think because I will lie down with my daughter until she falls asleep - which is an issue of its own - and he doesn't want to feel left out). When I told them of our idea of converting the spare/storage room into a bedroom for one of them they didn't like the idea that one of them may be in it. I think they find a lot of comfort in the company of each other. They've both been very attached children to myself, the mom, and are very close to each other. Is this arrangement ok to continue and if so up to what age?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 7:07 PM on May. 1, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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Whether you "can" or can't depends on which state you live in. In some states you can not place a boy and a girl in a room together. Where I live, DFACS actually would investigate it if anyone reported it. (My sis went through that)
If I were you, I would go ahead and set up the room and make it as appealing as possible to her and then tell her that it is her choice where she sleeps. After a while, she will want her own space, so let her ease into it.
Answer by VeronicaLee at 7:30 AM on May. 3, 2010
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