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Old 09-09-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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we actually have to press a button at the rear of the bus before leaving the bus - otherwise the horn will go off. That way we are forced to make sure every child is off.
Man, I wish I lived in you school district. Never just leaving kindergarteners alone on the side of the road, buttons that make the horn honk instead of little cardboard signs that may just have been sitting there for months. School bus driver who are moms, instead of the guy, who looked about 25 yo and came to pick up the boy who lived in our house, before we bought it and the boy moved away to a different city, twice.

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Actually, I agree with the PP. I DO expect my kids to know directions and their stop. Kids live up to expectiatons, and down to over-management.
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Guess what? Next bus ride she'll get off at the right stop. It doesn't look *just* like her stop. She may ask the driver for assurance, but she will pay attention to little things ... colors of houses ... configurations of trees ... street signs ... noises.

I do not think infantalizing children is good for their minds or spirits.

I agree with this in general. I also think what the OP did was considerate and kind and that the mother was very happy she did so. I do think that if everyone wants to know what that bus driver would have done, then perhaps the OP should ask the bus driver the next time she sees him/her. That would be much better than making assumptions and then reacting to those uninformed conclusions.

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I agree with this in general. I also think what the OP did was considerate and kind and that the mother was very happy she did so. I do think that if everyone wants to know what that bus driver would have done, then perhaps the OP should ask the bus driver the next time she sees him/her. That would be much better than making assumptions and then reacting to those uninformed conclusions.
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