I have three kids (in case you didn’t know!). Twin girls (who are almost six), and a two year old boy. The girls share a bedroom. The boy still sleeps with us, and because there isn’t any more bedrooms some of his things are in our room, and some in the girl’s room.
The girls are pretty good at sharing and including their brother most of the time, but sometimes they like to go to their room and shut the door. Leaving their little brother screaming, broken hearted, in the hallway. That’s been happening a lot lately.
So here’s the burning question…
Do you let your kids shut their siblings out of their rooms?
What if it is a shared space?
Are kids entitled to their own space? To say they don’t want to be around someone for a while?
How do we teach our kids to ‘not share their space’ with kindness and compassion? And how do you deal with the one who is locked out?