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Boomer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 09:53 PM
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23. When does co-sleeping become emotional dysfunction?
Reason I ask is that our next-door neighbor's son still sleeps in his parent's bedroom and he's 12 years old. Within the last few years he's "graduated" from actually sleeping in bed with them all the time to now sneaking into their room at night and sleeping on the floor. Their half-hearted attempts to get him to sleep in his own room have only partially succeeded.

His father isn't crazy about this situation, but he defers to his wife, who doesn't seem to mind. But it strikes me as highly inappropriate behavior and rather disturbing that this child doesn't naturally seek out more independence. If a fledgling doesn't leave the nest, the parents need to nudge harder.
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  -When does co-sleeping become emotional dysfunction? Boomer  Jan-10-06 09:53 PM   #0 
  - People should do whatever works for them, of course.  SmokingJacket   Jan-10-06 12:08 PM   #1 
  - It IS possible to roll over and smother the baby  proud2Blib   Jan-10-06 12:16 PM   #2 
  - Bingo.  melv   Jan-10-06 01:34 PM   #12 
  - Are there were issues with SIDS and kids in bed with parents.  progressivebydesign   Jan-10-06 12:30 PM   #3 
  - NO there are Other rooms!  insane_cratic_gal   Jan-10-06 12:45 PM   #6 
  - We make space for "us" time in another room of the house.  Dora   Jan-10-06 12:52 PM   #9 
  - No, we didn't just give up on our sex lives.  Left Is Write   Jan-10-06 02:47 PM   #16 
  - I can probably count on one hand how many times my son slept w/me  Debi   Jan-10-06 12:35 PM   #4 
  - I did it until my daughter was 4  lapislzi   Jan-10-06 12:40 PM   #5 
  - My take on this  AngryAmish   Jan-10-06 12:46 PM   #7 
  - "I drink too much to be safely in a bed with a baby." -- that may be  Ilsa   Jan-10-06 10:14 PM   #24 
  - My daughter slept with us til she was about one year old  warrens   Jan-10-06 12:51 PM   #8 
  - hmmm  mindfulNJ   Jan-10-06 12:53 PM   #10 
  - nope  fight4my3sons   Jan-10-06 02:45 PM   #15 
  - The beauty of it is: It's NONE of anyone's business if your child  Solly Mack   Jan-10-06 01:29 PM   #11 
  - I'm split on the issue  FooFootheSnoo   Jan-10-06 01:35 PM   #13 
  - And I think many parents who let their children sleep with them  linazelle   Jan-10-06 07:57 PM   #20 
     - I don't see anything wrong with that...  elsiesummers   Jan-10-06 11:40 PM   #26 
  - My daughter is 4  ohio_liberal   Jan-10-06 02:40 PM   #14 
  - For those of you interested in research on co-sleeping  Citizen Jane   Jan-10-06 02:55 PM   #17 
  - Different families, different needs  chefgirl   Jan-10-06 02:59 PM   #18 
  - America's finally catching up with the rest of the world. n/t  rucky   Jan-10-06 03:03 PM   #19 
  - Infant deaths, article #2  mainer   Jan-10-06 08:06 PM   #21 
  - our baby  DaveinMD   Jan-10-06 09:47 PM   #22 
  - When does co-sleeping become emotional dysfunction?  Boomer   Jan-10-06 09:53 PM   #23 
  - Good News / Bad News  Tigress DEM   Jan-10-06 11:01 PM   #25 
  - And don't drink & sleep with your kid  insane_cratic_gal   Jan-11-06 10:40 AM   #29 
  - I think it is a lousy idea.  Beausoir   Jan-10-06 11:46 PM   #27 
  - I would never do it either. I am not a Twiggy.  lizzy   Jan-11-06 08:39 AM   #28 
  - I slept with both of mine. Makes it easier to nurse at night  GreenPartyVoter   Jan-11-06 10:50 AM   #30 
  - what about a fire?  jhain   Jan-11-06 12:53 PM   #31 
  - Overseas doctors also advise against co-sleeping  mainer   Jan-11-06 01:12 PM   #32 
  - The facts  insane_cratic_gal   Jan-11-06 03:33 PM   #35 
  - co-sleeping studies(not all by the same doctor)  indie_voter   Jan-11-06 01:34 PM   #33 
  - If You Think Co-Sleeping is a Bad Idea...  Dora   Jan-11-06 01:59 PM   #34 
  - Why not?  rd_kent   Jan-11-06 08:51 PM   #36 
  - Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar  Prisoner_Number_Six   Jan-11-06 08:55 PM   #37 

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