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  1. #11
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    Oct 2015
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    You might want to look into your local county rules when it comes to fostering and if the child needs a room to themselves. I have never fostered myself, but I have heard of some states/counties that have varying requirements.

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  2. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    Montana
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    Our 3 year old and 9 year old sons share. They love it. The 9 year old will get his own room in 2-3 years when the soon-to-arrive son is ready to be more permanently in his own bed. Then the middle and youngest will share. We have enough room that they will be able to split before the eldest leaves if they want. Otherwise they'll split out into their own rooms when he leaves.
    *Mother to Gabriel Christian, Emrys Atticus, and Godric Nickleby*


    The girls that got away: Elowen, Clara, Verity, Marie

  3. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
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    UK
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    I always had to share until my older sister (who had her own room, I shared with my younger sister) moved out when I was 16. There's 2 and a half years between me and my younger sister, I didn't mind it, but it was annoying when we grew up because we had to have the same bedtimes and that drove preteen me insane. I am glad I have my own room now, I don't live with either of them anymore though. We were closer growing up but we bickered a lot, being together so much in one small space made us argue about anything and everything. I don't know if this has anything to do with it but we don't get along as well now as me and my older sister (who had her own room) do. Ever since we had our own rooms we could give each other space and that's what we've been doing for the past 5 years lol.

    eryn ∙ twenty-one ∙ united kingdom
    lover of crime shows, making lists and researching serial killers


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  4. #17
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
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    I would take your children's personalities into consideration. I'm very introverted and loathed sharing a bedroom with my sister as a small child. My parents gave me my own room at age 9 because I'd taken to hiding in closets or the garage to get away from everyone.

    I wouldn't ask a child over the age of 12 to share a bedroom with a much younger sibling unless necessary. At that point you want privacy.

  5. #19
    We have three bedrooms in the house we currently live in. My DH and I share the biggest room with Lola (1), who is still too young to sleep by herself, and my older daughters share the medium-sized bedroom. They are very close in age and get on well with each other, so they don't mind sharing at all. Una (almost 7) and Mariam (just turned 5) have a bunk bed, which is great for a number of reasons: 1) it saves a lot of space so we were able to put a wardrobe, two desks and an armchair in the room 2) it's every kid's dream bed 3) it can be easily turned into a castle, which is especially great when you have two children who are obsessed with Disney.
    When Lola gets older, we want to move her to the smallest bedroom. If we ever have a fourth child, she will have to share it with him/her unless we move into a bigger house.
    Last edited by layla and the flowers; April 1st, 2018 at 12:35 PM. Reason: posted too soon
    my beautiful flowers
    Una + Mariam + Lola

    cautiously expecting number four
    • Yasmine • Noemi • Daria • Coral
    • Basil • Ariel • Iskandar • Zain

    thinking about...
    Ruby Shoshannah & Ivan Zakaria

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