A - posted on 07/07/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have a couple of friends that moved into my house with their 5 year old daughter due to loosing their home. We have very basic house rules that were agreed upon for safety reasons and to avoid house damage (ie no toys in the living room and keep the doors locked). It has only been 2 weeks and I found out they have been letting their daughter go into the basement without adult supervision, this was our biggest rule before them moving in since it is unsafe down there. The only reason she is going down there is to wake up her dad if he falls asleep on the futon down there in the man cave section. After talking to them about it they were upset at me for not trusting their child. I don't know how to get them to stop doing this while maintain house peace.
How much do you trust your 5 year old to not take advantage of an opportunity to explore or get into things? What would you do?