Our scenario is that when the kids are with me, we usually pile into my king size bed and read stories or watch a movie. We all fall asleep together, adn then in the middle of the night I have the girls go downstairs where they share a bed. (btw, I have a 4 bedroom house, but people choose to sleep together even though they have their own bed). My son just carries on sleeping with me.
I am beginning to wonder if I am somehow stunting his psychological growth or something by letting him sleep with me, but it is the most secure feeling in the world to know that your babies are safe and sound next to you, and wake up and listen to them breathing.
What are your thought? I am totally open (from this community) to pros and cons, and if you feel it's time he needs to be in his own bed. I think the transition would be difficult, and I also think I would have to not start out with the girls as well. As a single mom, and full time school, I have not had the energy to individually put each of them to bed in their own rooms and have story time, etc... it has been simpler and everyone just as happy to pile in together.
THanks guys! I know you will have some good advice. I am even leery of asking my friend who is a psychologist, as Im sure she will instantly tell me that I am doing him harm psychologically long term. I can handle that if its the truth, but would prefer to hear from a more like-minded community what they feel...