Talking to friends and people I know online, it’s interesting to find how other people treat their bedrooms in terms of whether or not they allow their children to access them. Growing up, specifically during my later childhood years, since my mother was a single mom, she didn’t think much of letting me come into her bedroom — though I would certainly knock if the door was closed. But once she re-married, I didn’t go into her bedroom unless I asked, or was sent there.
Now, as a parent myself, I do allow our children to come into our bedroom, usually because I’m in there working (I have an office space in one corner). But if I’m not working in the bedroom, then I generally do not allow Alyssa or Ryan to just waltz in there – I’ll stop them and tell them that they don’t need to be in there unless I am (and even then, they need to ask), or if I’ve sent them in for something. It’s not about worrying about them finding our intimate products (those are stored in locked chests, heh), but about them respecting our privacy and our boundaries.
So, what about you?