January 04, 2014

Sharing a Room | Mom Minute

My twins, Brooklyn and Bailey, have shared a room since they were first born.

In fact, the girls had an option a few years ago to each get their own room, and they declined because they love being together and didn’t want to be apart {I thought that was super cute!}Sharing a RoomBut recently, we moved into a home that had fewer bedrooms, forcing us to have another set of daughters to share a bedroom. That transition was much harder, primarily because there is a significant age difference between the girls {ages 8 and 3}.

Lets be honest… it is much harder to take two children who were used to their own space, and force them to share a room. It is even harder to sleep with another person making noise in the room, and there is always blame to go around for why the room is messy and how to clean it up.

There are positives to this as well, in that siblings who share a room often have more memories to share, and can have stronger relationships with that sibling when they are older.

In today’s episode of Mom Minute, I give my tips for how to make this room-sharing transition easier, and how to look for the positive as well. Feel free to watch The Mom’s View Mom Minute episode below…

What tips do you have for other parents, or for kids who are having problems with a sharing a room with a sibling? Please feel free to leave your comments below!

Happy Parenting!