Popping over to ask about f/t working parents who drove their HS kids to school

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Popping over to ask about f/t working parents who drove their HS kids to school
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Fri, 10-07-2011 - 8:51am


I usually hang out at the 10-14 year olds board but I

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Registered: 03-27-2005

I can't speak for the OP but for me the concern came during the winter.

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Registered: 04-16-2009

I do understand this mom's worries. Her DD still seems young but two years has a way of changing the situation.

As you all know, I live in Canada.

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Registered: 10-16-1999

I know every generation complains of the younger generation growing up "soft," but with that said....

I grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin where wind chills routinely are well below zero in the winter.

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Registered: 11-13-2009

We had our chores, too, but in the searing heat, lol.

I guess because I'm Texas, the thought of sending a child walking to school in snow or ice would scare the bejeepers out of me.

 

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Registered: 05-27-1998

Whenever my kids

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Lol cat. My DSs have been stationed in TX, KY and NC. They claim southern folks just don't know how to drive on a lil ice or snow, coz they've never had any trouble with it there. I'm guessing it's more a matter of familiarity - inWI we get at least 4 months of practice every year, while in southern states it's more like a few days.
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It's also a matter of the southern states not having the equipment to deal with ice and snow. Plows and sand trucks aren't really worth investing in down there. When we lived in TX, we had an ice storm and there was maybe an inch of ice on the ground. They canceled school for two days and I couldn't believe they were such wimps until I tried to drive to tthe grocery store and had to slide back home because there was NO salt or sand on the roads. They just had to wait until it melted.

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Registered: 09-26-2009

Can she bike to shcool?

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Registered: 09-26-2009

She can't walk in freezing weather?

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Registered: 08-08-2009

Oh yeah, that's our beloved banana Republic of Texas. LOL

Seriously though, we often have several years without such conditions.