Three's Company

James Mehring

It was a long held rule between Lyn and I that our daughter would not end up sleeping in bed with us. Through cautionary tales from other parents and direct observation we realize how difficult it can be to keep a child out of the parents’ bed once the pattern is set. Just this week a friend told me she knows a family where the 5 and 7 year old children still sleep with their parents. I am guessing that isn’t the best situation for the parents or the kids, although reduces the chances of more attention-stealing siblings.

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