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Letting my son commute to and from school?
« on: December 22, 2012, 10:20:20 pm »

My son is 10yrs old and is in 5th grade. He wants to commute to and from school already. Should I allow him or not?
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Re: Letting my son commute to and from school?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2012, 04:43:08 pm »

Depends sa distance, sa time ng uwian, and sa character ng son mo. We were taught to commute (going home lang) since grade 2 (8years old).  Travel time was about 1 hour, spanning about 5 km ride, one ride nga lang.

We were taught a lot about early commuting. We were taught indepedence, presence of mind, and being responsible. Sana rin, may makasabay sya mag-commute na taga sa inyo, para medyo safe...
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Re: Letting my son commute to and from school?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 01:43:12 am »

We live in the province were everything is 5 minutes away from home (hindi pa kami city kundi big municipality), and I had to ponder this. I agree with our earlier mommy reply that it depends on the distance and your child's disposition. It also helps if he has a companion (maybe a neighbor who goes to the same school?). :D

Sa panahon ngayon, hindi natin maprorotektahan sa lahat ng oras ang mga anak natin, pero kelangan talga nilang maging streetwise.

Personally, I had schoolservice until highschool and just started commuting only at 15. Medyo malayo yung eskwelahan.

You also have to consider what kind of friends your son has. Dapat hindi mga lakwatsero - I warned my son about having friends like those.  8)
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Re: Letting my son commute to and from school?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 02:35:35 am »

one thing that worries me is that may mga driver kasi na kahit di pa nakakaakyat masyado ng jeep eh biglang umaandar na. :(
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Re: Letting my son commute to and from school?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013, 04:26:18 pm »

^ agree mommies may mga driver talagang ganun. which is nakaka worry talaga.. mas better kung sasabihan mo son mo na sabihin sa driver na WAIT pag sasakay at bababa..

Of course i also share mine..( i dont know if  it off the topic na )
My daughter is 7 years old _ turning 8 on april which is 2nd grade,, since wala na siyang yaya,, bale, sa morning hinahatid ko siya sa school. then pag uwi, siya nalang mag isa. Yung School niya is walking distance lang from our house for about 10 mins.. so todo remind lang sa kanya na do not  with someone she don't know. and yung mga magsasabi na kilala ako , at pinapasundo siya.. then do not go sa mga friends para lang mag play.. I made a deal with her as well, since 1'o clock or quarter to 1 siya dmartng sa bhay, i told her na dapat bago ako umalis ng bahay to go to work, andun na siya, In short dapat maabutan  niya ko sa bahay bago ko umalis.. so far ok naman ang set up namin..
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Re: Letting my son commute to and from school?
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2013, 11:31:16 pm »

I already allowed my son to commute going home from school on his own. One ride lang naman kasi school niya from our house and one of  the school staff/guard assists him in getting a jeepney ride.
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Re: Letting my son commute to and from school?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 04:59:39 pm »

Maybe if he's already in high school, I'll allow him to commute. But he can only ride tricycle from school straight to our home.  Wag muna siguro ang jeep. Medyo di maganda ugali ng mga jeepney drivers sa min. Bara bara kung magsakay at magbaba.  Sa morning, school service muna until I see that he's already capable of commuting.
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Re: Letting my son commute to and from school?
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2013, 11:20:33 am »

10-14 years ago :P , 5 years akong naka school bus then nung nag grade 4 (9 y/o) ako nag commute na ako from Sikatuna Village to St. Mary's College sa bandang Timog (jeep + lakad).

Pero feeling ko hindi ko kayang payagan ang baby girl ko in the future na mag commute ng ganun ka-bata. Kase kung grabe na ang panahon ngayon, paano pa kaya sa panahon nila :(
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Re: Letting my son commute to and from school?
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2015, 11:35:01 am »

I have to take her to school hatid sundo until she knows the routes and alternatives. Surprisingly, in a few weeks hindi lang marunong sumakay ng LRT, marunong na ring makisiksik without complain. It's sad na ang transportation system natin ay kulang sa order and safety.
Snatchers are everywhere so I tell her to keep her phone sa hindi madaling madukot. And it's not her fault should she be a victim. Skilled talaga sila. Good think hindi ko siya tinatatkot sa security guards and police. Taught her to report and call me should anything happen. Don't want her to suffer the shock of getting victimized.
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Re: Letting my son commute to and from school?
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2015, 10:52:05 am »

per my own experience, my parents let me commute to and from school at that same age.

siguro you have to check the following:
1. Distance of your home from school. kung ilang sakay sa jip/tricycle. kung may point sa journey niya na kailangan niya tumawid
2. yung kakayahan ng bata. kaya na ba talaga niya. kung marami siyang gamit at kaya niya bitbitn un along the way

After nun, kung okay naman lahat and gusto na talaga ng anak mu, siguro samahan muna siya ng isa sa nkakatandang kamag-anak niyo or isa sa inyong mag-asawa. kahit isang buwan lang. para malaman niya kung saan dapat sumakay at bumaba. kung paano at saan dapat tumawid,,,
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Re: Letting my son commute to and from school?
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2015, 11:21:18 am »

Fear talaga ng magulang lalo na ng mga nanay kapag nagstart na magcommute ang kids natin.  Pero, once natuto na sila, mga kids ko pa ang nagtuturo ngayon sa akin ng mga dapat sakyan. Even ang mga vehicles thru cel applications, sila na din ang nagintroduce at gumagawa para sa akin... ;D
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Re: Letting my son commute to and from school?
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2020, 12:41:09 am »

Ilan taon ang anak ninyo tinuruan at hinayaan ninyo mag commute siya mag-isa? To and From the School? Paano ninyo itinuro sa kanya? Payag ba ang mga husband or relatives ninyo sa decision na ito?
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