Origin of Everything

Why Do Kids Have Their Own Bedrooms?

Episode 17 | 7m 49s

“Go To Your Room!” might be the most well known parental demand in America, but why do kids have their own sleeping area at all? Because while a bedroom might just seem like a “normal” thing for people who can afford a certain amount of living space, the history of separate sleeping spaces is actually the result of European colonialism, clocks, Victorian modesty and post-war Suburban expansion.

Aired: 02/16/18

Rating: NR

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