Do you have any advice for parents if their children don't come out right away?
If your son somehow gets stuck in the men's room and leaves you waiting outside, try talking them through their problem before going in to help them.
"Keep a dialogue ongoing. Don't worry about what others think. You are responsible for the safety of your child," said Dr. Sileo. "While standing in the doorway, you can say things like, 'Is everything OK?' 'Do you need help with anything?' 'Don't forget to wash your hands' or 'Remember we don't talk to strangers in bathrooms.'"
And as far as being embarrassed goes? Dr. Sileo urges parents not to waste a single second on that emotion.
"Make sure that your child knows that they must respond to your questions. Do not be concerned if you will embarrass your child by talking to them while they are in the restroom. Safety first!"