Twins & Bedrooms

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 @MrsPaperFlowers: The average age of puberty of girls in North America is between 8 and 11 now. I would suggest they have their own rooms before then.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would have twins in the same room until they start really complaining about it. Of course, if you have plenty of rooms you could split them up sooner, but I think sharing a room is a nice bonding experience for siblings.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsPaperFlowers:  My siblings are not twins, boy/girl, 11 and 9, and they LOVE sharing a room! They actualy have seperate rooms, but drag matresses to have “sleepovers”!

I room-shared with my sister until I was 13 and she was 11! And we also had seperate rooms, but chose to sleep in the same one!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yikes – 6th grade is way too early! I’m in favor of separate rooms after toddlerhood. If I HAD to keep them together for space constraints, I would separate boy and girl by 3rd grade at the latest. Same sex could stay together until college if necessary.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

@MrsPaperFlowers:  I think same sex could stay in the same room as long as neccessary if there is room constraints. I personally wouldn’t room opposite sexs together after a couple years old.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsPaperFlowers:  I don’t think any specific time frame could be made ahead of time because individuals are so different. I would just play it by ear.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsPaperFlowers:  I think it will depend on the kids and is a decision that needs to be made if that bridge ever has to be crossed.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MrsPaperFlowers:  What is the worry with keeping boy and girl siblings together?

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t think opposite gender siblings sharing a room is a problem at all!

I shared a room with my sister until I was 15 and she was 18 (she left for army), it was fine for us. I’d let them share as long as they want – when they start to complain.

My Ex had a twin brother and they shared a room until they were 19.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have always enjoyed having my own space and my own room. My parents always let me have input in my room decor, so I felt it was personal to me. If space isn’t an issue, I don’t think children should be made to share a room just because they are twins. They are still individuals. I think when they are babies in cribs, one room is fine. But once they are toddlers in beds they could be in their own rooms.

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