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I can understand the concern of the parents and perhaps even the principal, but calling CWS is beyond excessive. I grew up in a walkable suburb. Starting in Kindergarten you walked to school. There were crossing guards along the routes and police would patrol the main corridors. Maybe an adult walked with you, but usually you were on your own since all our parents had to hop a train to NYC for work.

Riding a bus at 10 years old is hardly a reason to freak out. My neighbors son is 10 and he rides the metro to school in the morning and the bus home in the evening. Like Anna's daughter, he likes meeting new "people friends".

I'm not a parent and I can understand the desire to keep your child safe. However, all this helicopter parenting is going to come back to bit them when the kid is an adult and doesn't have basic survival skills.

by Veronica O. Davis (Ms V) on Nov 19, 2012 11:55 am • linkreport

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