First time riding the school bus

Danielle - posted on 08/04/2016 ( 6 moms have responded )

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11 yr old daughter starting middle school, riding the bus and letting herself in HELP!!!

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Danielle - posted on 08/05/2016

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Omg !!! Yes I'm over come with not being able to drop , pick her up due to my up coming schedule but I know as Mother's we really have to sacrifice alot ..... I have a rising jr high schooler just turned 11 and a 4 yr old daughter too! It's a one heck of a ride though being a mother is the most greatest gift 😊😊😊 I cant thank you enough !

Dove - posted on 08/05/2016

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Oh yeah... I know about the anxiety. My twin girls were 10.5 when they started middle school, started riding the bus for the first time, and started walking themselves elsewhere after school usually once a week. ;) I have an anxiety disorder as well, so I definitely understand worry. I was comforted most by the fact that there are two of them, so if something was ever going on w/ one of them... the other one would likely still be able to contact me. lol

I will likely be a wreck in 3 years when my 'baby' starts middle school... cuz there's only ONE of him. lol

It's OK though... they usually do well. My girls are 10th graders now and middle school had no serious issues at all. ♥

Danielle - posted on 08/05/2016

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Dove yes it's a huge transition from elementary school into jr high but thank you for replying! I need all of the advice I can get😊

Danielle - posted on 08/05/2016

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Thank you Jodi I really needed that reassuring, although I'm a bit nervous but I pray that she'll be able to handle it!!!

Jodi - posted on 08/04/2016

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My 11 year old catches the bus home a few times a week. No big deal. She has a phone for emergencies, and even though I work, I only work down the road, so if anything happened, I'd be there in no time. Also, set some boundaries around her activities when she gets hom - for example, my daughter has to get changed out of her uniform, have her after school snack, do her homework, read for a bit, and then she can have some free time watching TV or playing (no computer or internet). She also has a rule not to answer the door to anyone except family. Honestly, if your child is responsible and mature, it won't be an issue.

Dove - posted on 08/04/2016

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What do you need help with...? If she has a way to contact you (a cheap cell phone might be a good idea if she doesn't already have one) and she is 'fairly' mature and responsible... there shouldn't be a problem.

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