Hot Topic Tuesday – Are Locked Doors Safer or Hazardous?

I never thought that whether one did or didn’t lock a toddler in their bedrooms would be a hot topic.  Whether a parent is for or against door locks, there is one thing that they all agree on: it’s a safety issue.  Fire safety comes up a lot in this topic: pro-locked door parents prefer it because they know where their kid will be in the event of an emergency and can get to the child in a hurry.  Opponents of door locks denounce it because the kid doesn’t have a fighting chance at getting out on his or her own.

Me?  I fall under the category of “YAY for locks!” [Read more…]