Quoting Anonymous: ETA: To some moms that say that their room are "always off limits", why is that?
My reasoning is to learn boundaries and respect for adults.
they knock first. not allowed to just enter at will. the rest of the house is free use for everyone.. mom and dad need private adult space.that said.. they are always let in :)
Our door is always open. Unless after DS is in bed and we are having sex we shut and lock the door. But DS is a very sound sleeper - once slept through tornado warnings and us picking him up, carrying him downstairs to a cold basement and sticking him on a bean bag on the floor until it was all over. He had no clue the next day.
But this is because DS was adopted at age 4 and a 1/2 and slept with us for awhile until he could acclimate to his own bed (he had never slept in a bed alone). Not sure if we would have done things differently if I had children from birth. Although I am pretty open so I can't imagine having a closed door policy. Obviously, we teach that he should knock on most doors (although I confess I don't when I enter his room but I am in and out all the time either checking on him or putting away laundry, etc. so it is not a big deal to him.) He mostly has the door shut to block out the sounds of us talking in the other room.
yup she's 4 and usually just wants aknowledgement and tucked back in her bed
Yes, they can go into our room. The only reason they do is to watch some tv. Otherwise they don't bother going in. Oh and my little likes to take naps on our bed.
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