A Dad on the forum asks: "My 12 year old and I enjoy vacationing together, at least up to now. We have been to the UK and to a dude ranch in Colorado and we are soon off to Australia for a couple of weeks.
I have tried, within the constraints of budget and availability, to book rooms that have separate spaces (e.g. Embassy Suites), in order to give my daughter some space and privacy. Her mother brings up a concern I had not considered, which is that as my daughter gets older, and changes, it may be inappropriate to continue to share a hotel room (but not a bed, ever). We always have a bathroom and neither of us come out of the bathroom except fully clothed or in pajamas, and she is not concerned about appearances, just about what is healthy for a young lady. What do people think?"
Denise's thoughts: "I feel there is no reason for a father and daughter not to share a room in a hotel with separate beds. I think that there could be problems if she were in her own room - safety and teen risk behaviors. Respect her privacy and expect her to respect yours."
Asking our parenting community: Do you think this Dad should share a room with his daughter? Have you had a similar experience? Please share your thoughts, advice and experiences in the comments area.
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