5yr old going out the front door by himself .

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/13/2013

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Put one of those eyelet hooks up on the door out of his reach. Cheap, easy to install, and effective.

Amy - posted on 04/13/2013

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Is it a problem because he's not asking? If that's the case put a chime on the door so it sounds when it's opened and take away privileges every time he does it without asking.

Dove - posted on 04/12/2013

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Tell him no. Put him in time out or take away his outside play time for the day if he goes out without permission.... send him to his room, etc.... At 5, he's certainly old enough to understand that this is unacceptable and to pay the consequences if he doesn't behave.... unless he has a mental special need that you haven't mentioned.

Although... I have a 5 year old and he goes out the front door by himself all the time... WITH permission. He hasn't had a stroller since he was 2.

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Jodi - posted on 04/12/2013

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Depending on the door, you could put a patio bolt or a deadlock on the door that he can't open.

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