My boys share a bedroom and nighttime routine. Not only do I enjoy them sharing a bedroom because that frees up a spare room for our office/guest room/craft space, but I think younger siblings really benefit from a shared space. I remember talking with my sister late at night and it was both a special time and also comforting. HOWEVER my kids are nuts. They don't just talk sweetly before drifting into slumber. After we say good night they rumble, wrestle, throw things at each other, get into fights, rile each other up, hatch mischievous plans to wreck the upstairs bathroom, etc. DH and I put up with some of this behavior, as all kids need to settle in their own ways, but recently it's been 2+ hours of this every night. They are exhausted the next day. Timing bedtime differently doesn't seem to help.
So I'm wondering, for others who have kids who share a room, how do your kids manage to sleep? We're tried a bunch of approaches-- taking things away, giving ultimatums, talking it out, reasoning, etc. And nothing seems to work. If they went to sleep in different rooms I doubt they'd be up 2 hrs past bedtime. But I really want them to continue to share a room! Help please.