I grew up in Houston and I was on the bus by myself by age 11. My mom was a single mom, I took my laundry to laundry mat on bus, got dinner , anything and then when i was older had to take bus to school.
No. I have a 10 & 8 yr. old, both girls. We live in a very large city (NYC) and I just wouldn't be comfortable with it and probably not for a while.
I was taking public transportation at that age to school without a cell phone & I live in a dangerous city. I don't think I would let my dd though.
Hell no. I take the city bus almost everyday to someplace or another. It is not a good place for kids. You got drunks, whores, weirdos, and thugs. Pick your evil.
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