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    I would happily do it until about 11/12 for the oldest child.

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    Mine are DD9 and DS6 and share by choice.

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    DS2 is 4 and DD is 2, and they won't sleep without the other one in the room. They will share for as long as they want to.

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    It's alright to say to share til they don't want to, but that assumes you have another room to put them in. I'd say probably share til the girl is 8 or so, or younger if it doesn't work out.

    I shared a room with my brother til I was 5, but then I got my own room and my littlest brother joined my other brother. But, we got a holiday house when I was in Grade 5 (age 10, nearly 11) and I shared a room with both of my brothers for the first 18 months or so. Then my parents decided I needed more privacy so I slept in a caravan that was up against the back deck. But, I really enjoyed sharing with my brothers. We had great fun ... I have great memories of us all sharing a room.

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    My kids are 10, 8, 6 (boy, girl, boy) and they share a room out of necessity. At night they love the company. It's just in the day where my eldest sometimes wants his own space, but that's a personality thing rather than a boy thing. They will share for as long as it takes for me to win the lotto . In all seriousness though, I would like for them to stop sharing before they're teenagers.

    I shared with my brothers too. I didn't mind it, but again, around teenager-age was when we all needed our own space, so mum had to improvise with making new space for us to separate.

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    My two boys 9 and 7 share of course, my DD 11, used to share with the older boy when they were little, I moved her into her own room (she was 5) when the younger brother was big enough to go into the room.

    DD got her own room 6 years ago. I don't think she's slept in there ONCE all by herself

    I have recently started getting a bit more strict about it , not b/c I think it is inappropriate for siblings of opposite genders to sleep in the same room, more b/c I spent heaps doing her room up all tweeny-like and pretty, I want it to be used

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    I am 29 and still share with my brother whenever I go home!! Does that make me weirdo??

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    I would imagine puberty.

    I had some pretty god damn awful periods as a 13/14 year old that needed sheet changes in the middle of the night. Would hate to be waking my brother because my pad had leaked everywhere again.

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    There are all sorts of considerations.

    I would like to think DS almost 5 will not be sharing with his sister 3.5 too much longer but they are very used to sharing the room. Now DS almost 2 is also in the same room. They just love being together. It is a large room and they fit fine.

    I would be surprised if they were still sharing in another 5 years


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    DS7 and DD5 happily share. Our house is only 2 bedroom so they dont have much choice though When the time comes that they want their own rooms we will hopefully be able to afford a bigger house or possibly convert the garage into a room.


 

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