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Appropriate For Opposite Sex Siblings to Share a Room?

For families with an abundance of space, sharing bedrooms isn't an issue. But, for big broods or clans squeezed into tight metropolitan spaces where square footage is at a premium, parents are forced to have their tots double or even triple up to bunk. What is your view of brothers and sisters sharing space?

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shannonkay shannonkay 8 years
My best friend shared a room with her younger brother when they were small. I think she got her own room when she was 8-10 years old. Not sure exactly when, but I remember sleeping over in both rooms. She got her own room when another room was built onto the house.
vmruby vmruby 8 years
I think it's fine until they are a certain age then there comes a point when it's time for privacy.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
awwwww pink that's so cute!! I completely forgot that I shared a bedroom with my brother, who is 4 years older than me, until I was around 5.
ang1885 ang1885 8 years
I shared a room with my brother until I was in middle school. It was nice going into my teen years having a room to go to to be alone.
mhg mhg 8 years
i am a twin with my brother and we shared a bedroom from birth until kindergarten or so. we had a lot of fun, as i recall. we'd play with flashlights and draw things on the ceilings. we'd talk and parents added onto our house so i then had my own room. eventually, i liked my own room, but it took awhile.
Moms Moms 8 years
My son and daughter share a room since we only have two bedrooms. But, we will have to move by the time our new baby turns one so they can all have some space and privacy. Right now the kids are young and don't mind.
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 8 years
I share my grandmother's room with her, my little brother (2 years younger) and older brother (2 years). Before that is was my younger brother, two older sisters, and my grandmother. Then it was one sister and brother and you get the point. It was fine. Sure, we may fight about some things, but in the end it doesn't really matter. We're barely home anyway and if people are home we usually aren't in the same room. I don't think it really matters and can actually bring the siblings closer in some cases.
msshellokitty msshellokitty 8 years
no.i have 3 girls and just had a boy.he is sleeping in the room with right now and in june i move into a 3 bedroom apartment so he can have his own room.he doesn't need to be in the same room as girls so i'm making sure he gets a room of his own.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
Kimpossible my son would sleep in the closet or under the bed (which he has, when he sneaked in when she was asleep)in my daughters room, just so he doesn't have to sleep alone in his room. My daughter has him very spoiled so she allows him to sleep on the floor on occasion.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
Our youngest 2 who are boy/girl 19 months apart shared a room until a year ago. They are now 8 and 6. We didn't have a set time as to how long they'd share a room - we were hoping it would last until our oldest left for college (next year) but they were getting into more fights and having more disagreements so it seemed like the time was right for each of them to have their own space. It's been worth it ever since. Sometimes, though they still like to have sleepovers in eachothers room lol. (one will sleep on the floor in a sleeping bag while the other is in the bed).
valancyjane valancyjane 8 years
Up until a certain age I think it’s OK; but with puberty coming earlier these days I’d want them separated by age 8 or so, for privacy’s sake. When my mom was growing up, there were 4 adults and 4 kids in one house (with one bathroom!). She and her brother (6 years older) shared a room for a while – I think until she was at least 4 or 5, so he was 10 or 11 - and there was just a door between them and her parents. No wonder she was the last kid!
katiekat katiekat 8 years
sometimes it isn't an option
skigurl skigurl 8 years
no, and i'm not a big fan of room sharing to begin with
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
I agree up to a certain age like the pp mentioned.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Up to a certain age, I say up to age 9-10. anything above that they need their own room. My husband had to share a room with his sister till he was 14 and she was 15 and it wasnt pleasant.
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