What is the best door to buy for children, who damage doors?


What is the best door to buy, if you have a special needs child, who likes to seriously damage doors by hitting and kicking them to the point, the screws fall off and hinges come loose? He has broken down basic, hollow doors. He also has broken down solid doors.

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  • Deb K Deb K on Mar 02, 2019

    Hi Stacie, you can cut a piece of plexi glass to fit onto the entire door, it is really tough, or you can put in a metal door.

  • Jim Jim on Mar 02, 2019

    I would start kicking the kids and see how they like it. The problem here is not the door, but parent control and discipline.

    • While normally I would agree with you, a special needs child is far different. I have 2 sets of friends, both with male special needs kids, or more like young, strong men. When they get frustrated they need to get that frustration out. Both couples have had to hire help, bigger stronger guys that are educated in the delicate care of such children. They are the lucky ones, the families have the means to do so. Both families worry what will become of their adult children when they pass. It's a huge concern. Lynn has an excellent suggestion. I sit for both families on a regular rotation so the parents can go out and take care of business or enjoy a couple hours out at a meal, movie or cultural event. It is not like dealing with normal rambunctious children that you can reason with and teach them what is or is not appropriate behavior. It is certainly an experience, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to know these kids and help the families.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Mar 02, 2019

    Get a steel outside door and put inside or a solid wood

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Mar 02, 2019

    get him a boxing bag for to hit & kick, it's softer so no damage to the child's hands/feet and less damage to house. the smaller weight ones are 40lbs 4'-5' tall and about $40 Walmart or sporting goods stores(don't know if you have Big5sporting goods stores), we had a bag at a children's home I volunteered for, it was for the kids who wanted,needed, liked to hit stuff or get/take anger out, you have to attach them up in ceiling studs/rafters or get stand for it. It really helped them, many special needs kids cannot communicate well/enuf to get their feelings out or what they need addressed & get frustrated then extremely upset,downright angry.

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    • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Mar 03, 2019

      It's great they are home & so great that he likes art,cooking and plants so good to be able to create and give life even for people without these specialties . Yes these special people are exceptionally strong. I also worked as volunteer at a state run mental facility I always had to be accompanied by 2 male orderlies inside the female wards.

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