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    No, I wouldn't. That's ridiculous. What's the school got to do with it anyway? You're the parent. Kids around here ride and walk on their own, or with siblings all the time, with prep/grade one walking with parents. The fresh air and exercise is great for clearing out the school cobwebs!

    I hope the school were just letting youknow for courtesy, not pressuring you to change your arrangements.

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    The only time I have had concerns was over a 5yo in dd's class riding home alone in Year 1. That's only because a lot of the Year 12 kids at the high school next door had their Ps and would speed without slowing down at the crossings. When kids travel together they look out for each other, I was concerned about the 5yo crossing alone so walked her across until the police sorted out the high school kids, and she was more confident and aware.

    But no, I would not complain. Nor would I be happy to receive that call from the school.

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    That is odd - the schools I have worked at (catholic primary) always send home notes in term 1 asking how children get home - walk bus car etc. I know one child was not allowed to walk to soccer training because it wasnt on the note. But other then that I dont understand why the school/person in question has an issue with YOUR children walking home?

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    Fresh air - good
    Exercise - good
    Learning road safety - good
    Learning to be responsible - good
    Gaining real life skills - good
    Gaining some independence - good

    Well, yes, sounds terrible to me...

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    Seems to me that someone needs to find themselves a hobby!

    How ridiculous! I would have been peeved to receive that call, for 700 stinkin' meters?
    My guess would be some sort of grudge.... kids walking home from school is NORMAL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RunningWithScissors View Post
    Seems to me that someone needs to find themselves a hobby!

    How ridiculous! I would have been peeved to receive that call, for 700 stinkin' meters?
    My guess would be some sort of grudge.... kids walking home from school is NORMAL!
    I agree with above. My guess is some snotty mum at the school who doesn't like you (for whatever reason) has gossiped to a teacher etc..

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    No, there is nothing to complain about!!!

    People need to mind their own business about irrelevant crap that does not affect them...

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    oh no call the authorities... you bad parent you

    Are they for real? someone clearly has no life...

    Jeepers I see grade 1's walk home alone, along main roads with twit grade 12's on their P's thinking they're cool.... while I think it's wrong at that age I don't complain... If I'm walking nearby I'll just make sure they're safe iykwim...

    But at 8 and 10!? seriously?

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    No way. I probably wouldn't let DD but only because I'm a massive controller freak/ worry wart I hope for her sake my overbearing ways diminish by the time she starts school!!

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    Do people not have better things to do?

    I mean there are kids out there being neglected in there home ect, and this whistle blower has decided to spend her time complaining that 2 children are walking TOGETHER only 700m down the road, at appropriate ages...

    Maybe she should buy her self a snoop car, a camera with optical zoom, a note pad and a pair of good binoculars, then go sit out side some of the less fortunate kids home and build up a case for DOCS.

    It's people like this who get up in arms over stupid things, get innocent parents in trouble ect and then the bad ones slip through the cracks!

    Do you have any suspicions on who it could be?
    They must know who you are and who your kids are for the school to be able to know who the kids were.


 

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