sleeping arrangments

United States
February 12, 2007 4:50pm CST
I was just wondering what you alls feelings are on the children sleeping in the living room instead of there beds? should they shouldn't they and why?
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@sonnet (165)
• South Korea
13 Feb 07
I teach English in South Korea and most people live with their extended families in small apartments. Many kids don't have their own room, not even a shared one with brothers or sisters. Some only-children sleep in their parents' room (its considered acceptable) but just as many sleep on flat mattresses in the living room, hey can be rolled up and stored in the day. Kids here often don't have the same concept of rooms and space as we do. What di U feel like kids "should" do? Mostly I feel like many kids these days don't get enough sleep, if they are getting quality sleep, then that's more important than where they are getting it. If they are falling asleep to the TV or their video games, then it's not quality sleep.
• United States
13 Feb 07
thank you for your thoughts and comments I could read and understand it just fine. they honestly do appear to be getting enough and quality sleep. my son gets up just fine in the morning and goes to school and does not fall asleep in class or come home tiered.
@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I really think it depends.. I think children should sleep in thier own beds habitually, but I don't see anything wrong with children sleeping in the living room every once in awhile.. But I do think they need routine and stability and its hard to provide that without a door that closes.. I can imagine that it's hard for them to sleep soundly..
• United States
13 Feb 07
when it is bed time the lights go off and it is time for everyone to go to bed. my 8 year old and my 16 year old are like me can not sleep if it is to quite so we usually turn on the boring news or music (most of the time music turn it down where it is barley heard and we go to sleep. they have bedrooms and if they want to sleep in there they can. They seem to be well rested in the morning if they weren't then I would do something different. I just started since we moved so I am thinking that has something to do with it.
• United States
12 Feb 07
My children like to sleep in the living room too. I only allow that on Fridays and Saturdays. It's a shame though because they have brand new beds and they like the floor. My son mainly prefers to sleep on the floor. I wish I knew that before I spent the money on a bedroom set.
• United States
13 Feb 07
I agree, when the 8 year old does sleep in his room he is always on the floor. even my 16 year old only wants a mattress on the floor lol go figure.
@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
12 Feb 07
It depends on the age of thechildren and the reason they are sleeping in the livingroom. If they are under 10, and just all want to sleep in thesame room , fine, except if they watch tv untli they fall sleep. Turn off the tv and let them al sleep in thesame room, no problem If they are over 10, no, make them sleep in their own beds unless its a special occasion, because then you just know its because they want to watch tv all night.
• United States
13 Feb 07
the oldest ones sleep in there room. the 8 and 3 year old usually sleep in the living room with me.
@remaster74 (4066)
• Greece
12 Feb 07
The bedroom is for the sleep and the living room is for the play and for reading. Simple!