Does your child miss the bus on purpose?

@theponch (198)
United States
April 13, 2007 7:51am CST
It seems more recently than not that my daughter is trying to miss the bus for some reason. This started just around the time of the spring ahead time change, but I don't think that the change has anything to do with her missing the bus. What reasons do children have for missing the bus? Do you think there's some problem on the bus? Is she being neglectful of her responsibility to get to school on time that I'm missing? What is a productive reprimand that you would use to change this behavior?
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@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
13 Apr 07
I would suggest that you talk to your daughter and see if something is happening on the bus to make her not want to ride it. As for my kids, they hate taking the bus! The bus driver is a very old grumpy man and he is very strict. My son tries to miss the bus on purpose. He is now 13 so I told him if he misses it, he will walk. He knows I am not joking, so he goes out every day complaining. My 6 yr old doesn't mind taking it unless someone has teased her or something like that the day before. My kids tell me everything that happens on the bus so I can call other kids parents if need be or talk to the bus driver. If your daughter doesn't open up to you, why not call the bus driver and see if somehting happened.
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
13 Apr 07
Well I dont have any children but I did that myself.LOL I think you need to talk to her. Something is bothering her so have a chat before it goes any further.
@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
13 Apr 07
Well I am 28 now but back in the day......I used to miss the bus on purpose once and awhile and my reasoning was pretty lame. I was bored school had lost alot of its appeal for me. I think every person is different so you should try to just talk to your daughter. I was not punished for being late by my parents but eventualy the missed time caught up with me at school.
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
13 Apr 07
No I do not think your daughter missing the bus has anything to do with missing her bus maybe she does not want to go to school. I think that your daughter just wants to defy you at this time as it seems that your daughter has many problems at the moment.
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@theponch (198)
• United States
14 Apr 07
See,I knew I'd find someone who could agree with me. Many of things started since the attendence of third grade, but others started upon the separation of her father and I. I had try to instill more important issues for her to remember while should would be with her father and without me. She is a deaf child who uses a ci {cochlear implant}, in other words, she has a bionic ear. So my biggest hurdle to overcome is the communication problem and then the two conflicting views her father and I share about childrearing.