Pam - posted on 05/27/2010 ( 33 moms have responded )
I just think that moms shouldn't be just paranoid about our little boys going in the mens bathroom by themselfs but if your going to be paranoid about the boys then if you have girls then you should be the same way as with the ladies bathroom. Theres sexual predators everywhere that are men and women. Alot of people think that women can't be sexual predators but they are out there. We can't live our lives being paranoid about everything all the time. We need to teach our kids about strangers and how to protect themselfs a little bit if your out in public. We can't sit here and not let our kids go into the bathrooms by themselfs in public places. It just slows down there learning process of growing up and being independant. As long as your right there by the bathroom doors waiting for your child you shouldn't be so worried. The kids get in go potty and get out. If it takes a long time for the kid to come out more than 10 mins. Then I would just open the door slitely and say your kids name. If they respond saying that there ok or almost done then everything is ok.