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You wake up in the morning to the sounds of screams coming from the hallway. Before you are able to even sit up in bed, your little ones come running in yelling for you.
The bathroom should be a peaceful place to escape to, but you’ve been a mother long enough to know better. You are desperate for a quiet place just for you. A personal space to retreat to.
Why Your Kids Need A Quiet Place
As much as you need that quiet, private spot to retreat to, your kids need that, too. They need a way to escape the busyness of our homes and daily lives, even if it is just for a few minutes.
It is so easy to overlook this need that our children have. We don’t see them as having stress in their lives. Not the stress we experience, as adults at least. That doesn’t mean that they don’t experience stress on some level and need a place to escape to when that happens.
What If Your Kids Share A Room
Sharing a room makes this even more important. Your kids really have no where they can go that isn’t a shared space of some kind. They need that quiet place to call their own even more.
This will take some creativity, but it is still doable. Getting your kids involved maybe you can brainstorm with them what the best solution for your family and your home would be.
Some suggestions that might be able to help:
- If you have a playroom – maybe you could get a large cardboard box for each child (the kind that large appliances come in). They could each decorate their own “fort”. Adding some soft pillows and blankets to make it cozy, a flashlight and some books make it even more personal.
- When my brothers were little, they had to share a room. My mom get them some bed tents like this one, but they have cooler ones like this these days.
- My daughter just loves to hide away in her wrap around canopy.
As you can see, giving your kids the quiet place they need to get away and unwind, doesn’t have to hard. It doesn’t even have to cost you much of anything either, unless you want it to.
I would love to hear your ideas or what you may have done for your kids. Leave a comment below letting me know.
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