I hope I'm in the proper forum for this. I'm writing this for my wife. She has not joined, yet, but would like to get some opinions on a situation, and so would I. She is a 49 year old Grandmother, and not a prude. She has run into this mostly in NE Ohio where we live, but also in Michigan, and in West Virginia. Basically, at what age should women stop bringing their sons into the ladies room? She gets very upset--to the point of yelling loud enough for me to hear outside the room. She has no problem with young boys in there, but has a definate problem when they are of school age. Before somebody suggests it, I am NOT talking about boys with a noticible handicap.These children should be big enough to not need help. Several times she has been told by Defensive Mothers to "Mind Your Own Business". She feels it is a privacy matter and is minding her own business. She has had some of those boys look under the stall door. The oldest "peeper" was about 8 years old. His mother claimed that she could not send him into the Mens Room because perverts might be in there. We both felt that was a lame excuse, however, it is the most common reason she gets. Contacting Store Managers accomplishes nothing, because they do not seem concerned AFTER it has taken place. Once, after hearing the a mother and son urinate in the same stall, the boy, about 3rd grade (8 or 9 years), exited with his mother as my wife was washing up. When my wife confronted the mother, she got the same old "Pervert" excuse. Is this becoming common everyplace? What is to keep these kids from becoming the very "perverts" the mothers are afraid of? Will they respect women as they get older, or decide women have no rights, including privacy? When our daughter, and later our granddaughter, were big enough to get on and off the toilet unassisted, I quit taking them to the Men's Room. I'd wait outside the Ladies Room door for them. We always carried those disposable hand wipes to wash up so I had no worry about her reaching the sink. Yes, mostly my wife took the girls, but there were times she was not with us. Was I doing the wrong thing? By today's standards, maybe--unless perverts can only be male. By the way, these days we buy the unscented "baby wipes" usually found beside the disposable diapers. They keep in the car and are great for a quick wash up.