How do you keep a 5 year old in his room at night?

Renee - posted on 11/03/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




My (almost) 5 year old wont stay in his room at night. He wonders around to eat, cut his sisters hair, destroy property and steal things from the house. We have tried alarms on the door, baby gates, those things that go on the doorknob so that he cant get out. Nothing seems to work. We have a regular lock on the front door and a lock at the top and he has been able to unlock both. If he would just watch TV or play in his room that would be fine but he is very destructive. ANY suggestions would be helpful.


Patricia - posted on 11/03/2012




i would try a therapist to be honest, dosent sound like your average soon to be 5 year old to me and hes very smart also so I would seek some help since you have tried all these things already and have been defeated by a small boy of these times he may find a chance to play with fire and burn the house down.....good luck

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