It has been a product of debate on whether having their own room impacts children. If so, how old is it for them to be given such? Many parents have given their one cents on the issue, but the question still persists.
Depending on the parenting styles, sometimes it takes years before children get their own bed. Most often than not, they spend their growing years bunked with siblings until their parents deem its time for them to have their own room. Some parents, especially those with separation issues, even consider their children to sleep with them in their bed even as old as nine or ten. While one of the most reason while children bunk with other members of the family is the limited space in a household, this is not always ideal and may cause problems in the future.
There is no right age and time for children to have their own room. However, experts encourage this as young as possible. In fact, they even suggest that babies go straight from their cribs to their own bed. While there are many advantages of the parent-children relationship when children sleep with them, it is also evident that such situations cause long-term problems. Such include:
1. Too much dependence on others that may lead to being unable to do things on their own
2. Lack of self-esteem from relying too much on their parents
3. Lack of sense of accomplishment since the more they sleep with other family members, the more they would feel that they cannot do this on their own
4. Lack of sense of responsibility
5. Feeling of isolation from their peers especially if they think they cannot sleep alone with them. They may feel the need to hide this because they are shy that if other find out, it would cause embarrassment.
These may not show during the early years but may become more obvious as they grow older. Probably would only be noticeable when it becomes more of a headache to you as parents. So, how would you address this? By giving them the space they need.
If you are thinking of looking for a place to accommodate your growing family, it is mandatory that you include space for your children. If you are on a limited budget, you can just make room by dividing a large space into several rooms. You can contact your home decorators to check other options, many offer possibilities that can be viewed via Simulator Pro. This would enable you to see possible outcome without the risks of not liking it. Such also could be applied if you want to have the rooms decorated. The rooms do not need to be big, but privacy will greatly be appreciated.
If you want to teach your children to be independent at a young age, then sleeping on their own is the first step. Do not worry, you can set up child-friendly lights and baby monitors in case you still want to check on them throughout the night. The important things are that they learn how to rely on their own at a young age. You are teaching them more good than bad with this training.