I'm making an assumption that there has to be an age at which bed-sharing no longer provides a benefit to either party and in fact is harmful to at least one of them. Are there any studies that prove this point? If so, is it possible these studies are simply biased by cultural norms and don't show actual harm to parent or child?
Hopefully the study would answer these questions:
When should parents stop sleeping in the same bed as their child?
What kind of issues can this cause for both the child and the parent if the bed-sharing continues beyond what is recommended?
Does the answer vary depending on whether we are talking about a single parent vs. a couple?