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Home defense with children who don't lock doors

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    I think training is the best approach for family as it instills habits that don't rely on auto-locking mechanisms. The proper habit will serve you well with any lockable door no matter where you happen to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosler Guy View Post
    I teach a home defense class through my church. I have spoken with several families over the years that complain that their kids are their biggest weak point when it comes to a home defense plan because they leave doors unlocked frequently. Does anybody have tips on getting absent-minded kids and teenagers to lock doors consistently? What has your experience been and how did you solve it? Thanks in advance.
    - it's called PUNISHMENT
    - tell them to lock the doors OR ELSE

    - if you catch them with unlocked doors then PUNISH them
    - take away something they like... tv, phone, video game, dessert, etc

    - that will teach them something lacking since the millienal generation called CONSEQUENCES...
    - DO NOT get 'auto-locking' mechanisms, that will teach your kids NOTHING other than some other magical device will take personal responsibility for them...



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    My biggest problem isn't the kids, its the wife.
    She never locks doors, and when someone comes to the door, she ignores the cameras, the peepholes, and just swings the door open to see who it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunTsu View Post
    My biggest problem isn't the kids, its the wife.
    She never locks doors, and when someone comes to the door, she ignores the cameras, the peepholes, and just swings the door open to see who it is.
    THAT is an enormous problem!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit212 View Post
    Everytime they dont lock the door take their electronics away for the day. It's not the kids its the parents. [emphasis added]
    I second this motion.

    Kids do what their parents train them to do.
    ...Including what their parents neglect to train them to do.
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    Besides being super slow the Ring Doorbell has got to where it only shows squirrels and bugs on the front porch. I have other cameras and motion detectors that show who is at the door but even at that the wife acts like she has some obligation to run to the door to see who it is. They have "smart locks" that you can control with a cell phone that show if the door is unlocked and allow you to lock them by way of the phone app.

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    Quote. We keep both vehicles in the garage and rarely use our front door.

    That is us! Except we only have one vehicle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by starlights View Post
    - it's called PUNISHMENT
    - tell them to lock the doors OR ELSE

    - if you catch them with unlocked doors then PUNISH them
    - take away something they like... tv, phone, video game, dessert, etc

    - that will teach them something lacking since the millienal generation called CONSEQUENCES...
    - DO NOT get 'auto-locking' mechanisms, that will teach your kids NOTHING other than some other magical device will take personal responsibility for them...



    :)
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    I thought my three would never get it, and then one day I found my self locked out of the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Used to be a trip to the woodshed would cure that problem. My own 10- and 12-year-old grand kids can't even turn off a light nor close a door, much less lock it. They think I'm the meanest old man in the world for yelling at them.
    My 10 and 12 year old grand kids are the same way. I thought I was the only mean old man in the world. Nice to know there are others out there.
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