School bus is a rite of passage! Let him do it. I'm sure that the bus driver will help him and there will be other kids in his class riding it.
My preschooler rides the bus home periodically. He looooves it. If he could take it to/from kindi I would be doing it but his school will be across the street.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Just Ames:</b>" If I can help it my Son will never ride the school bus."</blockquote>
this year was my DD's first year of school ,ever (she's in kindergarten). i was soooo hesitant on letting her ride on the bus. the first day of school i met her at school and walked her to the classroom. she kidna didn't eve want us to be there. i cried so bad. lol
she's rode the bus all year, and she's never gotten a pink slip from the bus brought home. she loves being a big girl and riding the bus.
Our kids will go to a K-8 school. It's a relatively small and safe district which we feel pretty good about. Our son will get on the bus with 3 kids he's currently going to preK with so I feel even better about it. I'm sure they'll seat them together at least for the first year. I will probably drive him when I can.
I'll see how he does I suppose.
If its up to me, my kid will never ride the school bus.
Around here, kindergartners have to wear a name tag with their bus stop on them and sit close to the bus driver. They can only be dropped off if a specific parent is there waiting for them. ( anyone listed as ok when you sign up to ride the bus.)
Even with all that, I still drive my son to school everyday and pick him up. We really dont live that far from school so its no big deal. Do what you are comfortable with.
Quoting Just Korie :):" To parents with soon to be kindergarteners, are y'all going to let you child ride the school bus to school? ... [snip!] ... walk him in every morning, then he is a car rider in the afternoon. I am curious of y'all's thoughts about this. Thank you :)"
Nope, my child will never ride the bus. Nothing good ever happens on the bus, IMO.
I will be taking my son and my bff's daughter and then bff will be picking them up.
Quoting Just Ames:" This is my thoughts as well. "
I feel bad b/c he really wants to ride the bus. I rode the bus up until 7th grade and kids were wild, abusive, etc. The bus drivers never could drive and control the kids at the same time.
Quoting Just Ames:" Exactly. And then you hear these god awful horror stories about kids getting off at the wrong bus stop ... [snip!] ... bus for after school care but there is literally just a handful of kids (it's a little bus). But public school buses hell no."
I'm with you! I want my kid in a 5 point harness as well, so that does factor into my decision also.
Quoting Just Ames:" Same. At this rate I'll likely be dropping my Son off at soccer practice in his 5 point :lol: "
LMAO, well you know you won't be alone in doing so!
that's weird to hear other people's experiences on the bus.
i swear the bus was the only place i DID behave. i would just sit and listen to my CDs and try to sleep. there was one time i almost had sex with someone...but, well, i don't have an excuse other than the fact that i was slutty. lol
for the most part people behaved on the buses i was on....more rowdier as we got older...but nothign really major.
DD more often than not tells me everything that happens at school/the bus. so i know the kids aren't too crazy on her bus. the girls in the back call her a "stupid face"...that's pretty much the worst of it.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Destinite:</b>" I feel bad b/c he really wants to ride the bus. I rode the bus up until 7th grade and kids were wild, abusive, etc. The bus drivers never could drive and control the kids at the same time."</blockquote>
I hear ya. I also didn't have great experiences on the bus either. There were these boys on the bus who were picking on me because I had stretch marks on my hips and they saw. My bus driver had enough, stopped and parked the bus, went to the back where the boys were, yelled at them and stood up for me, telling them that it ain't their business and that all women have stretch marks. She reminded me of Roseanne Barr. I liked her though. Even though the kids weren't nice, my bus driver wasn't putting up with it. Everyone has different experiences, so I have to keep in mind what kind if experiences would my son be exposed to.