What to do with a child who gets kicked off the bus?

Rena I - posted on 04/05/2013 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My son is 15 yrs old and VERY big for his age, he got kicked off the bus cuz his principle was APPALLED at the video he saw of him and his friends horseplay.

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Holly - posted on 04/05/2013

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perhaps it is because when my kids will be in middle/ high school for them to walk they will be walking through areas that are not "safe" and across extremely busy streets, as well as free ways... to me this is not safe, as i have heard too many new stories regarding bodies mutilated by cars driving down the freeway, from people trying to cross early in the morning when it's still dark

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Holly - posted on 04/08/2013

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I see, you are right... a 200lb 6ft male isn't an easy target... and not near any high traffic areas (that sounds like a dream) I do see where it would be less scary with those situations... and yes, Rena raising a child with STRICT rules and no chances to deviate from said rules is the best way to raise a child that respects you and rules. Children THRIVE with boundaries and rules... my sister has no set rules and no consequences when her children break rules at school, her children are hellions, when they are with us, there are set rules and consequences at our house, and they behave like angels when with us, as soon as mommy or daddy is around they go bezerk! they are only 3 and 8.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/05/2013

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Rena,

Keep us posted :-)

Yep, I'm a drill sergeant...my kids, nieces, nephews, and neighborhood dubbed me that 20 years ago. But, like I said, tried and true, I promise ;-)

Next time tell him that you'll send him to live with me for the week...LOL.

You're doing fine :-)

Rena I - posted on 04/05/2013

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Well my final word shawwn. you've clearly stated your opinion.
i called the school and shared my concern. We agreed he is going to have a week of parental unexcused abcence then resume school on Tuesday beiing that Monday is a no schiol day.
for future reference you need to chill seargeant shawwn. ;) i was about to stand at attention and salute. lol
Jk. ((((Hugs))))
Thank u guys for your suggestions. ill be back with the restvof the story. :)

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/05/2013

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He's a 200 lb, almost 6 foot tall male. My kid (same age) is just a bit taller and heavier, and knows how to take care of himself defensively, as I'm sure this kid does, being that he's 15.

And if they live in the NW, on or near a reservation, I'm also in the same area, NOT a large danger area for traffic, nor strangers. Yes, we do have our select few deviants, every area does, but I have never in all my 43 years heard of someone attacking and dragging off a 200 lb boy.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/05/2013

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What's not safe about a 15 mile walk? He may get tired? He'll learn his lesson!!!!!

But, if you're going to drive him, he needs to pay for your gas BEFORE you drive him. Whether that's with odd jobs, or extra chores around the house, he'd best get hopping.

BTW, my kids don't mind walking everywhere, and regularly log over 15 miles in a single walk. They (when they choose) walk over 5.3 miles each way to and from school.

Your son disregarded a rule. Not only that, a safety regulation. Unless he's hit hard with a big impacting punishment, such as walking 15 miles, or paying for gas up front, he won't get it, and he'll be back off the bus soon enough.

Holly - posted on 04/05/2013

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lol shawnn I have never seen an AC/heated bus.... and I usually agree with what you post... but i wouldn't like the idea of my child walking to school..... this kind of scares me. maybe i am an over protective mother.... but i don't think it is safe.

Holly - posted on 04/05/2013

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ok, quit treating him like a baby.... expect the extra chores to be done BEFORE you get home. send him a text around 4 telling him that he needs to get off his butt and get them done. take all the cords off the TV & gaming stations, and keep them in your purse. take his hand held devices in your purse as well, take his phone away from him and put it in your purse too.... if you don't have a purse big enough invest in one. tell him each day that the chores are not finished, is an extra week of punishment. there will be no TV or games until the punishment is fulfilled.... it is not the schools job to make sure that your children are well behaved, that is the job of the parents. do not give him any reason to be able to sit around.... if he STILL sits around not doing his extra chores take the cushions off the couch and put them in your car. give him NOTHING to sit on, only bring one cushion into the couch after work, one for you to sit on, until his chores are done. I read your other post... here is my answer to both of your posts

Lakota - posted on 04/05/2013

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I think that he should get a part time job cutting grass, most grocery stores will hire him to bag groceries, etc. He then needs to give you the money for the gas that it will cost to drive him to school.

Rena I - posted on 04/05/2013

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Yeah walking 15 miles one way...not safe. But good suggestion. and i do agree. bus is overcrowded three to a seat most times

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/05/2013

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If the video was enough to get him kicked off the bus, and the word "appalled" was used, I'd have to say that your son needs to get his behaviour in check!

Walking to school is an excellent alternative at this point. He did not respect the privilege of riding in a heated/air conditioned bus, therefore he does not deserve the ride.

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