Getting To School On Time


Parent Rap

By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 27, 2014

The appearance of those big yellow buses triggers kids’ mad scrambles and parental moans across the country.

Seeing a big yellow school bus instantly reminds me of Chelsey and Katie’s experiences catching a ride; frantic searches for things to cram in their backpack and teeth half brushed after a leisurely breakfast. It was not always an easy issue for me and my fellow Parents Anonymous Group members would agree. We each took our turns on the “pity pot” to bemoan missed buses and trips to school with a tardy child. We each had different approaches and some worked better than others; here is what I did.

The All-Important Ownership

Alarm clocks are one of the first self-imposed limits set by my daughters.

Getting the girls each their own clock and teaching them how to use it was the first step. We calculated…

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