Originally Posted by moondiapers
14 years old is a MAN in many cultures. Most 14 year olds are sexually active. A disabled child would be different because he would still NEED the help or supervision. It would still make me uncomfortable, but I wouldn't deny him that help.
Edited to add: yes i've frequently seen women do quick clothing changes in restrooms, or major clothing adjustments.
Most 14 year olds are sexually active. ?????????????
Wow! I really hope this is a blantant exaggeration.
DS is almost 8 and he still goes into the restroom with me if its just the kids & I. He goes into a stall by himself & then waits until I come out of a stall to come out & wash hands. Or, he can stand directly outside the door of the stall I am in so I can see his feet the entire time. I am not ready to send him in alone yet & I am not going to leave him alone while I am in the restroom either.
Our Y has a policy against opposite-sex children in the locker rooms past 18 mos?! They do have a family restroom, but no family changing area. I hope they rememdy this with the renovations.