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When it comes to the school drop-off zone, blogger and mum of three Jenny Ingram (aka “Jenny On the Spot”) has a bone to pick.

“When you’re dropping off your kid, PULL FORWARD!”

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  • Thank you for sharing the article.

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  • It can be very very frustrating when you are trying to leave a park and somebody tries to get in it before you are even completely out of it. A car in front has reversed back to close to you and you can’t move, in the meantime you are being abused, swearing included because you haven’t gone and they haven’t the commonsense to reverse a little so you can get out. Grr I wish they would let the parents with newborns park in the parking area – it is fenced off from the childrens’ areas. It is no fun walking about 500 metres or more in pouring rain or 40 degrees c days. For the 1st 2 years we had to take our child to the classroom and collect him from the classroom and the teacher checked who was collecting them. Now that he is older we can drop him off at school and he has to wait at the school exit if we don’t get to the classroom on time. THere is two schools next door to each other There is also extra pressure on parking as there is a private hospital a few doors away and visitors have to park on the street too. They have plenty of open space at the front and I can’t understand why some of the visitors are allowed to park off the street.

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  • I now always park further away and walk much less stressful

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  • Move forward!!! So true school drop offs and pick ups are so stressful. Never enough parking and crazy drivers around.

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  • I just park the car a bit further away and the rest the kids can walk when I drop them off in the morning. Lately I’ve let them walk home completely on their own. Good exercise :)

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  • Consideration, patience and understanding seem to be disappearing characteristics unfortunately these days.

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  • I think the moral of the story is to be considerate to others. School drop offs and pick ups are interesting times. I’m always amazed at what people will do. Is it impatience, or just no consideration for others. Everyone thinks they’re most important. It’s not hard. Just be considerate of others and park in line.

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  • My children rode to school in their early years and took the school bus for their high school years. No problems with driving them to school – I was already at WORK.

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  • Don’t have that problem with my son. Son rides to school with me walking/running (3.5km) by his side Rain hail or shine (plus 1 yearold in pram and 4 yearold on bike).
    Just get the jelous mums say “oh how do you do it you are so fit” than some kids say to their mums/dads ‘ why can’t we walk or ride?’.
    Just get in there drop or pick them up and if you need to have a chat go somewhere else

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  • There is a simple solution to this problem that will save congestion and frayed tempers and that is put your child and note I said child not KID as a kid is a baby goat on the school bus.

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  • A problem that has made parents rant for years! Park and walk always works well and the bonus is exercise!

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  • Cant agree more – very frustrating when you wait for parents like these at drop off zones – they usually spend ages saying goodbye to their kids too – just a wave is all that is needed, you will be seeing them later the same day!

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  • argh I so get her rant! – school drop off / school car parks are a freaking nightmare – it’s like something crazy takes over parents – everyone wants to achieve the same thing – get their kids to school safely and quickly so that we can move on with our day, but there is always a handful of “parents” who are just ignorant and selfish – it really pees me off that they think they are above everyone else and the school’s rules – and just do it their way because right there and then it suits them, bugger anyone else that wants to achieve the same result! – I too think the solution is to just do the drop off a bit further away from the school and enjoy a pleasant and calming stroll into the school grounds! – dont even get me started on the parents that get to school half and hour before school is finished to get the prime parking spots lol!


    • I am one of those mums that get to school super early for a decent spot. Not quite half an hour for prime parking coz I’m never that organised but I would if I could get it together.
      I like to use that as quiet solitary wind down time with my book

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  • Lol. She says it well. I always found it annoying too. but I found my own solution by parking further away and letting my kids walk more and it was in an area that was easier for me to get in and out and not so many parents used it as it was just a little further away.

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  • Lke ud

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