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Is it normal for a 9yo to sleep in the same bed as a parent?
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
In brief: Sure
Personally, I don't like the idea for my kids.
But professionally, I think it's a parental decision. This will not make a bad child or screw them in any grand fashion. This is a personal choice for each family. The question simply is - what do the parents want. If you don't mind, fine. If you do mind, then get to work on easing your children back into their beds.

In brief: Sure
Personally, I don't like the idea for my kids.
But professionally, I think it's a parental decision. This will not make a bad child or screw them in any grand fashion. This is a personal choice for each family. The question simply is - what do the parents want. If you don't mind, fine. If you do mind, then get to work on easing your children back into their beds.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends on culture
Within some aboriginal tribes of the rain forest it is common for the tribe to sleep communialy, in family groups.
It is part of a culture that requires consensis for all decisions & holds individualism a taboo. Industrialized cultures prize self reliance & individual accomplishment.That starts with being able to sleep alone.If you want to raise a self reliant kid you help him learn to sleep alone.

In brief: Depends on culture
Within some aboriginal tribes of the rain forest it is common for the tribe to sleep communialy, in family groups.
It is part of a culture that requires consensis for all decisions & holds individualism a taboo. Industrialized cultures prize self reliance & individual accomplishment.That starts with being able to sleep alone.If you want to raise a self reliant kid you help him learn to sleep alone.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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