Growing up, most of us had to share a room with our younger or older brother or sister, and while a nuisance at the time, the experience has given us the knowledge to help our own children!

 

Whether due to space or convenience, siblings sharing a bedroom happens in homes all over the country, but that doesn’t stop squabbles and bickering on a daily basis!

 

Give them their own space

No matter what size the room is, it is important each child has a sense of their own space. From decorating individual walls to having their own chest of drawers, try not have them share everything.

 

Bedtime fights

Not all kids go to bed at the same time, and a younger one might become annoyed because the older one is constantly switching the main light on when entering the room. To stop this, give each a low-watt, side lamp and a night-light to help them see where they are going.

 

Going through someone’s personal space

No matter how big the room is, siblings are going to end up in the other’s personal space. To stop this, make sure there are rules set up so that everyone is on the same wavelength in terms of consequences. Make sure they know to ask permission first, and what happens if they don’t.

 

No privacy

There are plenty of room divider options, which can be used to turn the one room into two. They can also be used to create a changing area for a little privacy. 

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