Today, sharing rooms with siblings has become something of the past. Parents are looking to increase size of their homes just to let their children have their own rooms, but in the past, it was never questioned to share rooms with siblings.
Even though it is very important to have your alone time every once and awhile, sharing rooms with siblings in your younger years is something to be grateful for.
Here are just some of the many benefits that your children can receive from sharing a room with their siblings.
1. Establishes a Sense of Security
When your children share a room, they have the sense of always having someone there for them, especially at nighttime. Your children will feel safe and secure in their room, and hopefully, fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
2. Better Sleep
As mentioned, having a companion in your room helps children sleep better. Not only will they fall asleep faster, but also they’ll also learn to become heavy sleepers. Because there are two or more kids in the room, there are bound to be noises every few hours. Your children will be able to learn to sleep through them and get a better night’s sleep.
3. Builds Strong Communication Skills
When children share a room, they tend to talk more. Not only do they talk, but they also laugh, fight, and play together. This teaches them valuable communication skills that will last a lifetime. It doesn’t necessarily matter what they are doing, as long as they are doing it together, they are learning.
4. Builds Sibling Bond
Family bonds are typically the strongest. As your children grow up, they will get the know each other as they get to know themselves. This creates a strong sibling bond that teaches your children to be friends also.
5. Teaches Conflict Resolution
As your siblings get to know each other, there are bound to be conflicts. Whether that be fighting over toys, over the bottom or top bunk of their bunk beds, over what music or show to engage in, the list goes on. The close proximity of living quarters causes occasional problems that they must work through together for harmonious living.
We have shared some space saving solutions for children that share a room. There are many solutions that can help reduce conflict and make your children’s room more livable.
6. Teaches Sensitivity
As your children get to know each other, they get to learn what the other likes, dislikes, and more. Your children learn to be sensitive to their sibling’s emotions and moods. They are able to tell when they are mad, sad, angry, happy, or even scared. This teaches your child empathy and helps them learn to make each other feel better on their own.
7. Establishes Respect
Typically, kids think that respect is only something that happens at school or towards other adults. When kids share a room, they learn respect is something that happens at home. Children learn to respect their siblings as they would want to be respected.
We hope that this has opened your eyes to the many benefits that your children will receive from sharing a room. Share your experience of sharing rooms with your siblings or ask us a question below!