Neighbor's Daughter Throws Tantrum After I Refuse To Give Her My Garage Code

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An 82-year-old woman has refused to give her garage code to her neighbor's youngest daughter because of her uncontrolled behavior. The woman considers the family's older children her grandchildren and has given them the code to her garage, but not the youngest.

The child's mother is now asking for the code or a house key to calm the child down, but the woman is hesitant due to the child's behavior. Is the woman being unreasonable or is the child's behavior a valid reason to withhold access to the garage?

Read the full story to find out.

Meet the neighbor's kids who are spilling the tea ☕

neighborsdaughter | neighborsdaughter

Heartwarming bond between neighbor and 'grandkids'

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Meet Erica, the neighbor's daughter who throws tantrums 😒

neighborsdaughter | neighborsdaughter

Boundary setting with neighbor's daughter causes tension and conflict.

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The hidden garage code causes family rifts and secrets 😱

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Refusing neighbor's daughter access to garage code causes tantrum 😠

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Mom wants my garage code to pacify tantrum-throwing neighbor's daughter 🤔

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Clearing up confusion with neighbor's daughter's age 👶

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Explaining Reddit awards to an 82 year old 🤔

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Neighbor's daughter throws tantrum over garage code 🐕

When a neighbor's kid becomes a nightmare, it can be challenging. For an older lady, it can be even more challenging. A woman, who considers her neighbor's kids as her grandchildren, decided to give them exclusive access to her garage by sharing the code, but with one exception. The youngest daughter's behavior was out of control, and she was no longer welcome.

When Erica found out that her siblings had the code, she demanded it as well, and the woman refused. Now, Erica's mother is insisting that she be given the code to calm her daughter down. The woman is left wondering if she's in the wrong. Let's take a look at what people had to say about this situation.

NTA! Other kids have earned the privilege, Erica hasn't.

Fifirouge | Fifirouge

Dog begs for extra biscuit and cuddles, not entitled neighbor's daughter.

ParsimoniousSalad | ParsimoniousSalad

NTA. Your home, your rules. Erica's behavior is not your problem.

Disastrous-Nail-640 | Disastrous-Nail-640

Enabling tantrums? Not your responsibility. Boundaries are important! 🚫👶

Annalirra | Annalirra

Protect your privacy and your peace, NTA 👍🏼

icecreampenis | icecreampenis

NTA for not giving Erica your garage code. Her behavior is concerning.

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Mom's parenting problem: daughter throws tantrums to get what she wants 😠

ditchdiggergirl | ditchdiggergirl

NTA, set boundaries and reward good behavior 🎉

FireLaCroix | FireLaCroix

Protecting your home is a priority 🔒, and it's not your responsibility to give out your garage code. NTA!

mogambo23 | mogambo23

Heartwarming support from helpful neighbors 💕

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Setting boundaries with neighbors' kids 🙌

The_Judger_Man | The_Judger_Man

Suggests psychological help for neighbor's daughter, praises other kids' kindness ❤️

Cantthinkofaname19 | Cantthinkofaname19

Respect your space 👏, NTA for setting boundaries with entitled neighbor's daughter.

Flippn_Freddy | Flippn_Freddy

Neighbor's daughter throws tantrum over garage code, comments warn of danger 🚫👧🔐

ComprehensiveBand586 | ComprehensiveBand586

Respectful boundaries are key 🔑

Slight-Concert-8391 | Slight-Concert-8391

NTA, but Erica's behavior is a red flag 🚨

Poppyroseari | Poppyroseari

Respect your boundaries, it's your house 🏠👍

SnooCheesecakes2628 | SnooCheesecakes2628

Setting boundaries for safety and responsibility with 🐶

Bubbly-Kitty-2425 | Bubbly-Kitty-2425

Setting boundaries is important for your own safety and sanity! 🚫🔑

Consistent_Language9 | Consistent_Language9

NTA, but neighbor's daughter needs proper diagnosis and support 🤔

Sweet_Caterpillar150 | Sweet_Caterpillar150

Protecting expensive items from unsupervised kids 🙈

Dickinablender96 | Dickinablender96

Protecting your privacy from nosy neighbors 👁

cauchy-euler | cauchy-euler

Don't give in to entitled kids and their pushy parents 😒

valathel | valathel

Being excluded is tough on a child. Soft ESH/NAH.

EpitaFelis | EpitaFelis

Setting boundaries with entitled neighbors 🤷‍♀️

Dogismygod | Dogismygod

Suggesting an excuse to give the garage code to others 🤫

Kittenn1412 | Kittenn1412

Protect your property with cameras in case of entitled neighbors 😒📹

Eridia91 | Eridia91

A throwaway account by an 82-year-old? Impressive internet skills 👏

dirtdivr | dirtdivr

Showing empathy for Erica, the excluded 14-year-old neighbor. ESH.

dazmien | dazmien

Setting boundaries with entitled neighbors 🚫👩‍👧

RLB406 | RLB406

Neighbor's daughter throws tantrum over garage code, OP NTA 🚫🔑

Lead-Forsaken | Lead-Forsaken

Keep your home and family safe. Change the code ASAP 🔐

Forteanforever | Forteanforever

Setting boundaries with entitled neighbors 🚫👩‍👧‍👦

NYCQuilts | NYCQuilts

Setting boundaries with entitled kids: NTA 👍

artichoke313 | artichoke313

Teaching moment for kids with mental difficulties 👏

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Protect your home and your pet, not your neighbor's problem child 🚫👧🐶

star_tyger | star_tyger

Spoiled 14-year-old throws tantrum for garage code, needs assessment 🤯

Denbi53 | Denbi53

Not the a**hole for setting boundaries with entitled neighbor's kid 😤

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Not the a**hole for protecting my garage code 🚪👍

PlatypusDream | PlatypusDream

Let's not play armchair psychologist with a child 🤔

tRmd600 | tRmd600

Giving her a chance could make a huge difference 🙏

dtrachey56 | dtrachey56

Stand firm against entitled behavior 👊

vaseofenvy | vaseofenvy

Your garage, your rules. NTA 😎

Smoothyworld | Smoothyworld

Advice for managing neighbor's daughter's behavior from a sympathetic perspective.

Justpoppedby | Justpoppedby

Clarification on age mix-up sparks comment thread.

AnonVirtuoso | AnonVirtuoso

Respectful OP sets boundaries with entitled neighbor's daughter 🚫🔑

MissyCross | MissyCross

Setting boundaries with entitled kids: NTA wins this round 🎉

LingonberryRum | LingonberryRum

Commenter suggests rehab for neighbor's daughter to avoid disaster 🔥

serthera12 | serthera12

Protecting your garage code from entitled neighbor's daughter 🚫👧

RainInTheWoods | RainInTheWoods

Setting boundaries is important. Erica needs help, not a code 🚫👧💻

skullyott | skullyott

Protect your peace of mind and say no to entitled neighbors 🤔

Prestigious_Ad2882 | Prestigious_Ad2882

Protecting your home and boundaries, NTA. 🏠🚫

firefighter_raven | firefighter_raven

Insightful comment on enabling behavior and child tantrums.

m2super | m2super

Protect your property, don't reward bad behavior 💪

Xhadiel | Xhadiel

Sibling offers insight into father's discipline methods, struggles with getting Erica to therapy.

Zaeobi | Zaeobi

Consider changing your garage code and inviting them over instead. YTA.

SaltyGal123 | SaltyGal123