[LMB] OT Children and overkill
ed at edburkhead.com
Sun Jan 9 19:11:00 GMT 2011
On 2011-01-09 12:54 PM, Dusty Jackson wrote:
> 5-year-olds travelling on the bus - alone?
> All those depressing posters of lost children that we get asked to pin up in
> my workplace would argue that 5-year-olds are*not* old enough to travel
I think you'll find it's quite reasonable for 5-year-olds to get on the
school bus on their own. Ten times so when it's on a rural route as was
described in the previous message:
> I live in a rural area, so I see a lot of kids who work on the farm, care for animals
> and are more independent in how they get around. Most of them get the bus to
> school, as young as 5 years old they'll catch the bus with no problems.
I'd be seriously worried about the development of a 5-year old who
/*couldn't/* get on a school bus in front of his/her own driveway.
In a small town or city, it depends on the culture. We all walked up to
a mile to school as kindergartners in my moderately small town in Iowa.
They may have had bus pick-up points for the really outlying
neighborhoods before the two new elementary schools were finished but,
if so, they mixed with the rural kid's school buses and we never noticed
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