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    Default For those that use after school care...

    What do you do when your child starts high school? I don't finish work till 5pm.

    Do they catch the bus home and be at home unsupervised?

    Do you hire a nanny/aupair?

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    I hope that they will be mature and trustworthy enough to get their own way home. If not i'm screwed as there is no other option.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    I hope that they will be mature and trustworthy enough to get their own way home. If not i'm screwed as there is no other option.


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    Lol!

    I think I will need another option! At least for the first year of high school.

    I wonder if family day care would help with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    I hope that they will be mature and trustworthy enough to get their own way home. If not i'm screwed as there is no other option.


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    This. No choice but to come home really. Depends on where I am work wise as to whether I can be home in the mornings or afternoons. I don't think there are any other options for kids these days.

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    Maybe have them go home with a friend/neighbor?

    I used to go home on my own from the age of 9.. I was pretty responsible and mature though.

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    I got my son a mobile phone and he caught the bus home. I had him txt me when he got on the bus, then again when he got home.
    I was pretty anxious for the first few weeks but we didn't really have any other options and it seems to have given him a sense of responsibility he definitely didn't have before.

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    I used to go home on my own from the age of 9.. I was pretty responsible and mature though.
    I was the same. My brothers and i use to walk home together in primary school. Our mother wouldn't be home til about 6:30-7pm. It was our responsibility to make dinner, wash up, do the washing, clean the house. We always had it done with no problems.
    By the time we were in high school which we were all 12 when we started we caught the bus or train to school and back by ourselves.

    I guess we shelter and protect kids more so these days.

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    Mine catches the bus, train and another bus, and is home alone until we get home. He has a phone just in case. It was a bit scary at first but everyone is used to it now. We built up to the current arrangement.

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    Default For those that use after school care...

    Thanks everyone... I guess we will have to wait and see if our little one is ready for the home alone thing when that time comes.

    Otherwise I will look at a nanny/family day care.

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    You have to let children have some independence at some stage or they won't be able to cope on their own.


 

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