My fiance's baby's mother has no control over her 3 yr old. She lives with us and spends the night with her mother once in a blue moon. (Because she lives with these random people, she does not have a permanent place to stay) Recently the mother told my fiance that she had to lock the little one in her room because she refused to listen to her and take a nap. A baby gate was not used to lock her in there, she switched the door knob around and actually shut the door and locked it from the outside.
Is it ever appropriate to lock a child in their room if they will not take a nap, or go to bed?
When the little one is with us we NEVER shut the door to her room and she stays in her bed and does as we say.
They are going to court soon to get a custody agreement and visitation figured out.
I know this is my fiance's problem and he has talked to the mother about that but had gotten nowhere with that.
I'm just looking for insight and to see if other parents or caretakers do this.