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Is it bad that as a single mother I let my 5 year old son sleep with me?

My guy friend says it’s not a good idea that my son sleeps with me.
No. I slept with my sons up until they were in 5th grade, mainly because our house was so small at the time and we shared a room. They’re grown now and I have a one year old baby and I’ve been sleeping with him since he was born. You’re his mother, you decide
OldMan70 · 70-79, M
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MissFugger · F
When my son was 5 he slept with me and I hugged him. The more comfort you give them the better for their mental development and emotional. Boys are still kids they also need warmth as much as little girls. And I never had a crib at all. My son slept with me from day one. No regrets
Nanori · 26-30, F
Well I slept with my parents till I was 8 but we had a small house and it was fine.
Personally I'm against forcing kids to sleep separately but it'd be good to encourage him to have that level of independence
marsbar · F
I slept beside my grandma until I was 10. There was really no extra space whenever she stayed with us.

My kids slept beside me a lot. Sometimes my daughter sleeps with me if she’s feeling sad, & she’s 13 now.
braveheart21 · 61-69, M
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marsbar · F
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OldMan70 · 70-79, M
I slept with my Mom frequently until I was 15. She and my Dad. They gently introduced me to a lot in life and I was so grateful.
If your BF wants to sleep with you both, it's just natural to keep your young boy in bed with you. You don't have to choose..
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ChronicThaHedgehog · 18-21, M
why is that a problem?
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
If they come in to you during the night, that’s one thing. But it’s not a good idea to encourage.
Sooner or later you all need your own space and it can be a hard thing for your child to deal with once you start insisting on it.
Bluebell · 31-35, F
Sometimes even now when I go away for a girly trip with my mum and we can only get a hotel room with a double bed I have to sleep with her. I prefer to sleep on my own but near people. I used to go and sleep with my mum as a child if I couldn’t sleep and my dad was working away until almost my teens. I think it’s a good idea that you introduce your son to his own bed but if the nights he is anxious or wants to be close to you then tell him it’s fine for him to sleep with you.
TheLastWord · 22-25, M
Probably cause your guy friends wants to sleep with you instead.
MrsCurious · 26-30, F
I understand that which is true but he’s been here before and I’ve slept with him and my son slept in his bed. [@1201426,JoeyHabib]
ragingfire · 31-35, M
You know what’s good for you and your son. He needs to shut up. Ask him to do so.
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I think it's weird how little kids get put in a room on their own
Why does he think its his business?
Does he sleep with you each night, or just in special situations, like after a nightmare ? My friends’ kids used to sleep with the two of them from time to time. The kids eventually outgrew it.
everyoneknows · 31-35, T
its not but i know people that will probably sleep with their children until they are 10 so
StrongerNow · 51-55, F
It’s none of his business.
You do what you feel is right when it comes to your child.
That is OK. In a few years or if it ever starts to feel uncomfortable then it is time to move.
chockaholic2020 · 56-60, M
It's none of his business. It is however your home and your choice!
Tell your friend to mind his own business
Asificair · M
It's not a moral question is it? 🤔 🤷‍♂️
your guy friend is wrong
MOONAMONA86 · 31-35, F
No it’s ok

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