Origin of Everything

Why Do Kids Have Their Own Bedrooms?

Season 1 Episode 17 | 7m 49s Video has closed captioning.

“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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