Home defense with children who don't lock doors
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November 6th, 2019 11:13 PM
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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November 6th, 2019 11:20 PM
- it's called PUNISHMENT
Originally Posted by Nosler Guy
- 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...
November 6th, 2019 11:33 PM
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.
November 6th, 2019 11:37 PM
THAT is an enormous problem!!!
Originally Posted by SunTsu
Getting old was not on my list of "things to do" in the Golden Years!
Talking to each other here is good, but taking action is better.
November 7th, 2019 12:44 AM
I second this motion.
Originally Posted by Rabbit212
Kids do what their parents train them to do.
...Including what their parents neglect to train them to do.
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November 7th, 2019 02:42 AM
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.
November 7th, 2019 06:11 AM
Quote. We keep both vehicles in the garage and rarely use our front door.
That is us! Except we only have one vehicle!
November 7th, 2019 07:11 AM
Originally Posted by starlights
I thought my three would never get it, and then one day I found my self locked out of the house.
November 7th, 2019 09:26 AM
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.
Originally Posted by OldVet