I found it very comforting to be able to hear my mom putter around the house.
.... But for some reason this particular issue really does not seem like a healthy family choice to me. One can just as easily read a book and play music with the door open...goodness knows I did enough of this as a kid.
The more people living in a space, the loud any of those people are, the stronger their personalities, the more need for each person to, the more likely that some of them may want a break from time to time.
|In my experience all the families I have known who allow closed doors have been very dysfunctional in terms of communication. Kid went off to room, closed door, and both kid and family thought good riddance. Nothing important was ever discussed in those families|
We spent the day hiking and picnicking yesterday. We eat dinner together most nights and talk. We all shut doors when we feel like it.
Having a little time to one's self doesn't mean that we don't spend time together, or that the quality of the time spent together is poor. We just like variety.