The girls have their own room, but just recently the 12 year old has moved into sleeping in their room. How long can the boys share and how long can she be in our room until? @Bleh - This is so sad a) that your mom has taken this reaction and b) because your little brother is scared of your parents when they have been drinking.

At age seven, there is every chance that your daughter sees the sleeping arrangement as a kind of sleepover party, and has no qualms about sharing.

That, of course, could change as she - and the boys - mature.

I just get fobbed off all the time from Enfield council saying there is a housing shortage. Also this is putting strain on my relationship with my partner as we have no privacy and neither do the kids, my baby daughter still wakes several times during the night which isn't fair on my eldest 2 as they go to school tired. Thank you Hi, I am just wondering if it is illegal for a family if 5 to share a one bedroom flat. Please could you give me any advice on how to be moved.

I just get fobbed off all the time from Enfield council saying there is a housing shortage. Also this is putting strain on my relationship with my partner as we have no privacy and neither do the kids, my baby daughter still wakes several times during the night which isn't fair on my eldest 2 as they go to school tired. Thank you There is currently no law in the United Kingdom about children of different genders sharing a bedroom.

Hi, I am just wondering if it is illegal for a family if 5 to share a one bedroom flat. Please could you give me any advice on how to be moved.

There is me, my partner and 3 children, boy aged 9 and 2 girls aged 7 and 1. It is ridiculous, feel like I'm banging my head against the wall.

It’s up to the home owners/parents to sort out bedrooms and sleeping areas and make sure all children are well catered for in terms of sleeping arrangements.

Many Children Share Bedrooms with their siblings and step- brothers and sisters and don’t experience any problems (bar the occasional fall-out, as is normal with children! If there was a law in place, it could be very difficult for people who are unable to buy a bigger home due to lack of money.

However, as specified by the NSPCC here, it would not advise that children of the opposite sex over the age of 10 share a room. If you think (and you have good reason) this arrangement is not appropriate and in your daughters' best interests then you can try to renegotiate.

My daughter is 10 and I have anther daughter is 8 and they stay at their dads every other weekend. If this is not successful, you perhaps should prevent your daughters from staying over at their fathers until the situation is resolved. I live in a 2 bedroom council house with my husband and 3 children.

Worst-case scenario: when she gets a bit older she only stays there during the day, and goes home to you to spend the night.