I can't believe I'm admitting this, but my son is 9 and he still occassionally sneaks in late at night and I wake up with him beside me in the morning....I think that's the reason we upgraded to a California King sized bed. I think I always let him creep in around 2am because I could sleep better knowing that he was safely in between us. All I can really tell you, is that as he's getting older I wish that I broke the habit earlier. I feel like my bedroom is the only room I can have some privacy, but sometimes I don't have that anymore because of this habit I failed to stop earlier. Good luck!