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    Default School Bus Issue - WWYD?

    Kids are 4 and 7. 4yo is only on 5 days a FN as is at kindy. But the days she is on the bus home, there is an older girl (8-9) going through her bag and eating any lunch she has left.

    I've told my kids to tell her no. They say she ignores them, or says I said it was OK! I've told them to keep saying no, but she keeps doing it. It's been happening since last term when DD started catching the bus home.

    So WWYD?

    1) ignore it.

    2) send a note home with the girls older sibling asking her parents to talk to her and tell her to stay out of my kids bag. (I don't know the family to approach Mum myself).

    3) get my DD to leave her bag at the front with the driver?

    It's not just the loss of food - thought it is costing us more, and things are tight at the moment) as I can usually keep some of her leftovers for the next day's lunch (banana, crackers etc). It's also that her bag is open as she comes off the bus, so I'm worried she will loose notes, homework etc. And DS is having to get the lunch bag off the other girl to come off the bus as well.

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    Could you talk to the bus driver and see what they say?

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    Default School Bus Issue - WWYD?

    I can, just a little difficult as he has a schedule to keep. He's lovely, and the younger. kids sit up the front, but with the tall seats, he can't always see what's going on. So not sure he's seen what's happening.

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    Is it a public bus or are they all from the same school? I would suggest contacting the school to deal with it.

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    I wouldn't ignore it, the child should not be going through your DD bag. At the age of 8-9 she should know better, actually even a 6 year old probably wouldn't do stuff like that! If you can't approach the bus driver, I see no harm in sending a note home with the older sibling. The parent wouldn't appreciate you saying something to their DD so notifying them of the issue would be better.

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    If it's a school bus (not a public one) I would contact the school and see if they can talk to the girl. That's not on

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    So what if you pack two lunch boxes. One with your daughters regular lunch and another with just say carrot sticks or something. Before she gets on the bus she puts her lunch box in her brothers bag, and lets the girl just have the carrot sticks. she gets sick of carrot sticks after awhile and stops doing it.

    Poor girl must be starving. she probably doesn't get proper meals at home, or gets sent to school without lunch.

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    I'd contact the school and get their help getting to the bottom of it. There might be a sad back story to why it's happening but either way it needs to stop and the school should be able to investigate

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    Definitely contact the school. It's possible there is a sad story behind this behavior however that doesnt change the fact that your child is being bullied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trio View Post
    So what if you pack two lunch boxes. One with your daughters regular lunch and another with just say carrot sticks or something. Before she gets on the bus she puts her lunch box in her brothers bag, and lets the girl just have the carrot sticks. she gets sick of carrot sticks after awhile and stops doing it.

    Poor girl must be starving. she probably doesn't get proper meals at home, or gets sent to school without lunch.
    Sorry, but this doesn't make it right. The OP has already said things are tight for them financially, why should it be her responsibility?

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