Help with multiple itunes accounts and NOT sharing

I have 3 apple ID's.  One is for my work iphone, one is for my personal iphone, and I have one for my son's ipod Nano 6th generation.
I only have one desktop computer and it is a PC.
How can I keep my child's music for his ipod off my iphones?
I read the help tool about using different itunes libraries, but will that keep my devices separated  when I sync? 

No, sorry. You cannot merge AppleIDs nor can you transfer purchases. No way around that at this time.

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