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I don't really think this is a good idea. Not with that kind of age gap, and particularly not with step-siblings. There are no laws preventing this. The laws only apply to siblings of different sex. The reason I believe it's just not ideal though, is that an 18 year is basically a full grown man, and may be into all sorts of things that may not be ...


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This is purely a cultural issue. It is not illegal in the UK (although in England and Wales there is specific prohibition for opposite sexes sharing a room) Historically, everyone in a family slept in the same room - as houses were only one room. In fact, the animals tended to sleep in the same room as well. In some cultures, sharing a room with extended ...


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I am in my 50s, and sometimes I struggle with the same thing! Some things I find helpful: Leaving a light on in the next room Running a fan Sitting up and reading until I am really sleepy Music or television on with really low volume A lot of people find sleeping with a pet helpful. Maybe that is an option for you? Good luck.


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Learning to share is very important, but so is learning to take turns. In this situation I would just gently hold my child back and remind him that he needs to wait for his turn, or ask the other child if he can join in the game. Regarding wanting to play with older children. You need to be careful to avoid saying things like "you can't play that game ...


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Yes, it's just a toy, however I also think the way the play with toys can sometimes be an indicator of how they'll play with other children or animals. We ask our children to play carefully and respectfully with their toys. With their stuffed animals, we ask them to treat them gently, as if they were real animals. I don't think there is anything wrong with ...



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