Older children need their own space, for homework, playtime and other activities, and if they have to share a workspace this can sometimes cause arguments or disharmony. Try using furniture again to separate the two areas, using
- a desk,
- a bookshelf
- storage boxes.
If you don’t have the space for a defined separation of workspace, then try to organize a schedule and limit the time each child uses the area. Consider a comfortable chair or beanbag in the workspace, so one child can watch the other work or play. This will create a more harmonious environment for the two of them.
Although it can be difficult to move a child from their own room into a shared room, sometimes it is unavoidable. By using these techniques, and getting your children involved in the personalization process, you can create harmony and the perfect space for each of them.