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I was told that I should let

Posted by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 9:43 PM
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My almost 7 year old walk to the bus stop alone. And when I said it was not happening I was told I was babying him, being way over protective, and not letting him grow up.

We live on a very busy state road. Where not even two months ago a little boy was hit and killed. My house is in the middle of two bus stops. Both the same distance. One is two houses and a restaurant away from another state road. The other is 3 houses away from a very busy gas station. (It was across from this gas station the accident happened.) They are both 8 houses down. (The houses are spread apart a bit.)
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KairisMama
by Sapphire Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 9:45 PM

 I wouldn't either. Luckily my DDs bus stop is infront of her DCPs home. She and the 4 other children just wait on the driveway. If she takes the bus from home, it's right out our back door.

nellyoleson
by Ruby Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 9:46 PM
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Absolutely not. You are doing the right thing.
KykysMomma1128
by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 9:47 PM
I'm with you. My 7yo dd is not walking to the bus by her self. We drive her to school.
imyourPuppy
by Ruby Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 9:47 PM
I would not care what other people think. I would do what I thought was the best for my child.
millieswife
by Gold Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 9:47 PM
He went to day care last year and her stop was in front of her home.

One of the people who said this to me was even his grandfather.

Quoting KairisMama:

 I wouldn't either. Luckily my DDs bus stop is infront of her DCPs home. She and the 4 other children just wait on the driveway. If she takes the bus from home, it's right out our back door.

millieswife
by Gold Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 9:48 PM
Oh I know I am. I just find it funny the people who said it to me.

Quoting nellyoleson: Absolutely not. You are doing the right thing.
chefmartha
by Platinum Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 9:52 PM

I sure as heck wouldn't let a 7 year old go to the bus by himself if the stop is on a really busy road either.

Heck DD#2 went to a school that was about three quarters of a mile from where we were living. She was in 5th grade. We lived about 3/10th of a mile from a state road that was part of a major highway, and she would have had to cross that and followed the main street up past two small casinos and cross three or four really busy side streets before she reached the school. So I drove her instead.

millieswife
by Gold Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 9:52 PM
When he did not go to day care after school last year I did the something. But this year I decided to take him to the stop. I drive down there in the morning. It is easy that way so I can head to work without having to come get my car. And this week I'm driving down there to pick him up. Just till they get the route together and the time starts to become the same time everyday. (I don't wanna spend 15-20 mins waiting on the side walk. That's how late she has been this week)

Quoting KykysMomma1128: I'm with you. My 7yo dd is not walking to the bus by her self. We drive her to school.
JCKitten87
by Platinum Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 9:53 PM
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I wouldn't let my 6 year old daughter walk alone either
millieswife
by Gold Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 9:54 PM
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I just find it funny the people who said it to me.

Quoting imyourPuppy: I would not care what other people think. I would do what I thought was the best for my child.
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