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I actually loved sharing a room with my little brother until it was time to make the big girl move to my own room when I was about 6. I think I recall, oddly enough, even being a little sad.

Why was it time to make the move? Because newly created space became available after a remodel; had it not I imagine we could’ve shared a room for a few more years and I would have been just fine. Whether by design or necessity sharing a room with siblings can be challenging, especially come bedtime.


In this New York Times piece the director of the Pediatric Center at Yale offers best practices to ensure the whole family sleeps well and stays on schedule. He also shares insight into why it’s a positive to share a room with a sibling, at least in the early years when having extra fun and comforting company matter more than extra privacy and closet space.

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