If your home houses more than one person, chances are at least one bedroom and bathroom are shared. On one hand, shared spaces can encourage working-it-out skills and harmony; on the other, sharing can (and often does) lead to frustration and arguments.
And that doesn’t just go for kids! Though we will be focusing primarily on children’s spaces today, because, presumably, adults should be able to work it out more easily. If you’re an adult and need help with your sharing skills, most of these tips will work for you too.
Bedrooms are often shared spaces, which can result in fights and frustration in even the most laid-back, peaceful relationships. Carve out personal space for each person – even if it’s just a shelf that nobody else is allowed to touch – and insist on respect of it. This is especially important in children’s rooms; if there’s enough room, try a shelving unit atop a shared night table between the beds – it will provide defined spaces as well as storage for each child.
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