Staying Safe in the School Drop-Off Lane

Posted on 28. Aug, 2012 by in Auto News

My son started kindergarten last week. After weeks of everyone asking him how excited he was, he went into the building very nervous last Friday. He was a wreck, but do not cry (I could have just a little), and he ended the day with an abundance of positive energy and excitement.

People were also asked how I'm doing, and the truth is that I do. Also a bit nervous, but not as you might think As the mother of three young children, always the first in the school was more sweet than bitter, especially since my son learn how I crave one of Stella McCartney Falabella Bag longs. The thing that caused me fear, the school drop-off and pick-up routine itself

The combination of a still timid son of an excitable crowd of other parents and children, and many cars in a small room is fearful.

I left (uphill, through the snow, 5 miles) to school when I was a kid, so go to my son's elementary school is a first for both of us. At his school, you can stay in your car and drive through the hug-n-go circuit, thereby. Out of your car Or you can park in the crowded lot and greet or leave your child in the playground when the bell rings.

Since I have strapped two small children always in the car, would hug-n-go is much easier to (no loading and unloading of the littler are), but we've done the parking routine, because my son and I are due to easily Hug-n-go intimidated. Ominous questions swirling around in our heads: How would he find me? Would we be rushed? We are so new that no one knows us, how could the crew of the district teachers know how to draw you to him for me?

As I always say that my children do one thing every day that scares them, I felt obliged to give the hug-n-go a whirl the other day. My son and I were nervous, but it all worked out, thanks to the leadership of the head teacher and the teachers to leave the district running smoothly. Other, experienced parents and children were a big help, too.

The advice shared by the wise men mentioned contributed to the hug-n-go a success for us. Here are a few things you should keep in mind, you should find yourself in a situation similar to ours:

Manage expectations. I told my son before we left school, we use the drop-off hug-n-go and pick-up that day. We talked about how it would work, I assured him that I will find him and a teacher would help him find me. I also know you can from the teachers that this was the first time so that they could look for him.

Be early. I made sure we got to the school a few minutes in the early morning and in the afternoon so that we could secure a good spot near the front of the hug-n-go lineup. This ensured that a teacher immediately saw us and helped my son in the morning and in the afternoon, and that he did not wait around for us wondered if he had forgotten (as I once was as a child). As the initial tension and reduces stress.

Ditch your phone. No gossip, no SMS. It's dangerous. Rumor has it that a mother's embrace-n-go circuit ran over her child's foot, because she was mindlessly yapping away on the phone. Have not enough parental guilt, even without crossing your child walk to? No call is so important. In addition, you probably do not do the time for a trip to the emergency room, among many other settings you.

Eighth. These first days of school are anxious times, if you have a preschooler or a fifth grader. Watch him walk in the morning. Eagerly looking for him when he comes in the afternoon. Smile and a big hug him both times. Whether you are in the embrace-n-go or parked in the yard for him, a few minutes of your undivided attention go a long way.

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