Should we buy him a smaller bed?

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Should we buy him a smaller bed?
Fri, 05-01-2009 - 12:40pm
My son's preschool teacher did a home visit today (he's in a county funded preschool program for kids with special needs) and Gray wanted to show her his room. Now, before we bought this house his room was HUGE. He was moving into his big boy bed at the time so we bought him a full. We figured he was going to be a big kid as he grew up so why not go for it. Well, we bought this home and his bedroom is tiny. Like 10x10. His room is all BED. She had mentioned him having a quiet place to retreat to especially since he has a baby brother. A place to read and maybe have a bean bag to relax and decompress. She and I talked about maybe getting him a twin instead so he has room. He has sensory processing issues so he really needs that time. He is busy, busy, busy. It's a lovely bed and I'd be sad to see it go, but do those of you with older kids think this could be a good idea? Do you kids use there rooms as a place to slow and cool down? Is a room with one huge bed stuck in the middle kind of a disaster for a kid with sensory/ADHD problems? thanks!
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Fri, 05-01-2009 - 2:33pm

I do think it's valuable to have the extra room in the bedroom. The first thing our son does when he comes home from school is run up to his room and play Legos, which are spread out all over his floor. I think he enjoys the quiet time to decompress in quiet.

If it's that tight in the room, it might be worth downsizing to a smaller bed.

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Registered: 06-10-2007
Fri, 05-01-2009 - 2:38pm
I agree a smaller bed, more room to spend time in his room might be a good idea. I know my DD enjoys quiet time alone, in her room. We are going from a queen in her room, to a full in our new house, so she will have more room.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

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Fri, 05-01-2009 - 7:24pm

My kids play in their room all the time!


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Sun, 05-03-2009 - 10:04am
I agree with Kathy, store the bed until he is older. My son 11, has a twin bed, needs bigger but we also have that 10x10 room and he has a bed, a bean bag chair, a cabinet to showcase his best Legos and Star wars ships, a bookshelf,