Mother Removed Teenage Daughter’s Door After She Slams It One Time Too Many! A Lesson Learned…or an Invasion of Privacy?

In a recent Reddit thread, a mother of three, sought the community’s advice on disciplining her eldest daughter.

The Family

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A 40-year-old mother has three children – a 14-year-old daughter (M), and two sons aged 12 and 10. 

The two youngest share a bedroom, while M has her own room as the oldest and only girl. 

Causing Stress

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While she is pleased with M’s behavior, there is one problem that is causing a lot of distress for everyone in the household. 

Slamming the Door

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M has a habit of slamming her bedroom door, which is located next to her brothers’ bedroom and beneath her parents’ bedroom.

Despite the parent’s polite requests and more forceful warnings, M has not stopped slamming her door. 

Enough Is Enough

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One night, after being woken up by the noise, OP went downstairs and warned M that if she slammed the door one more time, it would be taken away. 

M did not take the warning seriously and continued to repeatedly slam the door.

Actions Have Consequences

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As a result, OP and her spouse removed M’s door and replaced it with a heavy curtain, ensuring her privacy was still respected.

A Violation of Privacy?

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When M returned home from school and saw what had happened, she accused her parents of being emotionally abusive and violating her privacy.

The Cold Shoulder

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She refused to speak to them for the entire weekend.

Standing By the Decision

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OP stands by her decision, stating that they have never gone into M’s room without her permission and respect her privacy.

Offering a Solution

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They have offered to put the door back on if M agrees to stop slamming it.

An Overreaction?

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M’s grandmother, however, believes they overreacted and that M’s privacy has been violated. 

Feeling Uncertain

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OP feels conflicted about the situation and is unsure if they made the right decision.

How the Internet Responded

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ExpressAfternoon said, “Interrupting everyone’s sleep is unacceptable. You gave her plenty of opportunities to change her door-slamming behavior, and she didn’t do it.”

Another user wrote, “I was that kid and my parents removed my door, and deservingly so. The people on here saying OP is in the wrong and that he’s causing trauma and mistrust are out of touch. Actions have consequences.”

What do you think? Was this too hard, or is she teaching her daughter a valuable lesson? 

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