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I am not sure this is a question in which anyone person can answer for another. Nor do I believe there is a right or wrong answer. I have two siblings one is and social dysfunctional alcoholic and he was the favored middle child.....hmmmm. I myself am highly educated responsible oldest, and then my free spirited but reasonably responsible sister is youngest. ...


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Consistency is everything. I have 3 children 10, 7, 5 and bedtime is still difficult. The youngest 2 really feed of each other and used to share a room. They no longer do - which has helped. I'm not really big on that point, I believe a family can adapt to any situation with consistent expectations that are enforced. First you come up with your ...


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Our kids (5 and 7) have their own rooms but dislike sleeping alone. Our recent solution has been to allow "sleepovers" that can be canceled if there are fights, or if one child keeps the other awake. Assuming the new sibling hasn't arrived yet, this is a solution you can try for at least a little while. For our kids, the desire to not sleep alone is a ...


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I've got two children almost the same age (4 and 2.4), so I feel your pain. We also have them share a room. We have one parent take both to bed, though it varies which parent, as well. What works for us is to take the children to bed at the same time, excepting unusual circumstances (where one child is tired early). We've been doing this since the first ...



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