Originally Posted by OldCoot
We were taught at a very early age (like 2 yrs old) and passed it on to our 2 boys that if a door/curtain was pulled, that you knock before entering a room. Even if you were sick, you knocked before going into mom & dad's bedroom.
Yes, well my kids were taught that from age 1.5. Beat you there...
LOL No really our kids are polite and have manners regarding closed doors generally. Trust me, mine are the kids you would want to run into at the campground. The kind if you dropped a penny on the ground they would hunt you down to give it back to you. Not that they're always kind to each other...but we have tried to teach them what is right.
The closed and locked door concern generally comes from my "paranoia" with "if it can go wrong it will and often does." A 11PM nosebleed, a bad dream, etc. And although we would drop everything and attend to these things, I wouldn't want the kids to see, well you know...we aren't naturists.
Also I would add this has never been an issue in our house (of one of them trying to open our locked door, anytime.) But I was also thinking it would be nice to have the option to lock the door from time to time when changing for swimming or just when general privacy is needed when a relative visits, etc.