If you are a parent who consistently chooses to bring your child to school late, you should be ashamed. If your child is being punished at school for tardies, it is you who should be punished. Not only is it rude to interrupt a class that has already started, but much of the social aspect of school happens in the mornings before class starts.
Quit making excuses. If your child won’t get out of bed, put them in the car in their pajamas and take them to school on time. (Hand them the clothes you choose for them to wear as they get out of the car.)
You are setting a horrible example for your children. Once they begin at the high school level, they begin to lose valuable credit because of excessive tardies/absences, since a specific number of these tardies will count as an absence.
In the real world, what job allows you to be consistently tardy and remain employed? The answer is none. Therefore, this practice doesn’t teach them good habits for their future successes.
Jeannie and Sally are certified school counselors with 49 years combined educational experience. Jeannie has two children, Sally three. The responses presented don’t necessarily represent the views of any certain school district.
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