Sleeping on a different storey as your child - Please read and help!


Sleeping on a different storey as your child - Please read and help!

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Theresabelle
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I have a bad feeling about a living arrangement in regards to my step-children.
At their home away from home, they're sleeping on a different storey as their Mum and her partner. The reason that this doesn't sit well with me is that this house is an old Queenslander with no internal stairs and the children are locked in so they have no way to escape for reassurance or in a fire.
We have expressed our views to Mum who thinks we are being dramatic. Are we??
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How old are the kids? Can their mother hear them and go to them if they are distressed, wet the bed ect ? Do they feel safe and happy being there? It sounds ok to me. I think it's natural to worry about your kids whenever they're not in your care. Hope that helps.
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Theresabelle - 23/06/2017
I have a bad feeling about a living arrangement in regards to my step-children.
At their home away from home, they're sleeping on a different storey as their Mum and her partner. The reason that this doesn't sit well with me is that this house is an old Queenslander with no internal stairs and the children are locked in so they have no way to escape for reassurance or in a fire.
We have expressed our views to Mum who thinks we are being dramatic. Are we??

I wouldn't be happy with this...it doesn't sound as if it's a different 'floor' of a house, but is effectively a different dwelling if there are external stairs and a locking door...

Although the big thing that isn't mentioned is the age of the kids...if they are older kids teens etc perhaps its less of a problem but I wouldn't be happy with this at all.. Kids wake up in the night for all kinds of reasons and need to be able to access the assistance of a parent/carer without having to venture outside/down steps etc etc ....

But... really the ages of the kids and their level of capability is the key..

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IMHO is illegal IF anyone, including children, are locked in so they have no way to escape in event of a fire,  contact fire brigade or go to local court and seek advice from the chamber magistrate.

Admit I do make sure windows are not covered with security screens, that all doors can be opened from inside to escape, and I made it clear to children IF is smoke everywhere get outside of the house, but stay inside the yard...


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Theresabelle - 23/06/2017
I have a bad feeling about a living arrangement in regards to my step-children.
At their home away from home, they're sleeping on a different storey as their Mum and her partner. The reason that this doesn't sit well with me is that this house is an old Queenslander with no internal stairs and the children are locked in so they have no way to escape for reassurance or in a fire.
We have expressed our views to Mum who thinks we are being dramatic. Are we??

The age of the children is all important here.  If they're 16, for example, and can make their way it would be okay but I'm guessing they are much younger - under 10? - in which case this is not okay at all.  Any manner of problems could arise from inside or out.  Has your husband tried talking with the mother about it?

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