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Do you walk your kid into the classroom?

Anonymous
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I saw this post on another group about parents being all upset that a school district denies parents the right to walk their kids into the classroom. It really is safer and less chaotic in the mornings to not have a bunch of parents milling about in the hallways walking their kids every day. Most schools I've ever known allow parents to walk them in the first day or two and then they're dropped off after that, so I don't see what the big deal is about this policy?

Do you walk your kid into the classroom? Would you be angry if the school told you you couldn't?

Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 21, 2013 at 3:13 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Aug. 21, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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No I wouldn't be upset.  I feel it builds my childs confidence if they are allowed to enter on their own.  I do feel it is personal choice and you should be allowed to do what makes you feel at ease as a parent.  I have 4 kids so I guess Ietting go was only natural for me as it felt like they were hanging from my skirt all the time.  Again, I am not pretending to be an expert but I wouldn't be angry if I didn't have to. 

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Aug. 21, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Our school just made it against the rules, and yes, I was mad about it. I dont think it's safer (how is my child safer without me than with?), and I rarely see parents "milling." I just wanted to make sure my young kid got to class safely and on time, being as how if she didn't make it, I wouldn't know until the school day was over...


Allisonc7910
by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 4:45 PM
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I just want to walk her in the first couple of days, after that she can walk herself.  She doesn't want me to! She likes being a big girl.

mcginnisc
by Bronze Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 4:56 PM
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My girls go to private school. I walk them in the very first day just to remind them where their class is, and then they are on their own. 

Claire


" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Aug. 21, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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Never entered my mind. Mine rode the bus. For securiry reasons I see why they would not allow it. Kids need to be independent. Kids today are coddled way too much.
Marge2624
by Marge on Aug. 21, 2013 at 5:28 PM

In our elementary school, grades 1 through 4 meet in the gym and Kinder. in the library.  They have morning announcements then head to their classes so it is not an issue.

momofthem311
by Bronze Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 6:28 PM
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You bet your ass I would be upset! I walked my son into school every day of pre-k last year and I will walk him in (actually my husband will this year since I will be at work already ) every day this year too and if the school has a problem with it too effin bad!

I get that schools need rules, codes of conduct, dress codes and all that crap, thats fine, but some schools are really pushing it these days. They think they have to create all these rules that arent necessary and just create more problems. I wonder when our school system is going to start concentrating on learning again?

MariannLws
by Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 6:29 PM

We get to walk them to their classes for the first week. After that we drop off. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Aug. 22, 2013 at 7:58 AM
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No, I wouldn't be angry if they said I couldn't because I'm sure that would come with the explanation that it's safer and makes the mornings go smoother. Plus, I think it's a perfect time to teach your child to be independent from you by saying goodbye at the curb, either at the school bus stop or at the school itself when you drop them off there. My kids' school has one place where all car riders are dropped off - the mini gym - and there are two monitors at the gate to greet and watch them go into the gym where there are several monitors to keep an eye on them until the bell rings releasing them to their classrooms. Younger children who are in the same class are all escorted in a line to the class by a teacher. Bus riders have a similar policy, just on the other side of the school where the buses drop off. 

Caidysmom
by on Aug. 22, 2013 at 9:43 AM
Dd's school allows you to walk them into class until 4th grade, after that you can leave them at the door to their class or drop off at the gate.
It is PreK2 thru 8th
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