Comments: So much for the alarm.

my kids are like rabid squirrel when the doorbell is rang or knocking is heard.

I leave 2 doors chained at all times...

I am unsure what the best answer is, because children never get levity.

Posted by armywifetoddlermom at November 17, 2006 07:59 PM

Unless you wanted to install a deadbolt high enough that he can't reach, I'm afraid you're stuck with either leaving the chain on or being ready to jump before he does.

He won't ever "get it" at his age, it's beyond his ability to reason. Which is why stay at home moms with young ones consider it a miracle if they get one thing done daily on a list of hundreds of items. They're always jumping after the kids to keep them from doing stuff.

Posted by Teresa at November 17, 2006 09:16 PM

Unless you get a touch pad type doorknob, the chain is the only way to go.

Posted by That 1 Guy at November 18, 2006 09:19 AM

Get a double key deadbolt that needs to be keyed from the inside to get out when it is locked. You can install that in place of the regular deadbolt, and then you will need the key to open the door from the inside, but Ktreva could also unlock it from the outside.

Go to your local hardware store and talk to them. I'm sure that there are a number of possible solutions....

Posted by caltechgirl at November 18, 2006 12:53 PM

Yeah, everybody has good suggestions here. HE is just too young to understand the dangers out there...

Posted by Richmond at November 19, 2006 06:07 PM

A backhand to the head worked pretty well on me.

Posted by Ogre at November 20, 2006 02:12 PM