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Parents who pick up their kids late from school

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whatchamacallit 3
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Farmer Bill 1
Brennan 2
AFWife 1
3monkeysmomma 1
justcat 1
Jpgirl 1
Paige Paige 1
Squareduck 1
Dancer 1
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curiousity --- 3 years ago -

I was just wondering. What do you think should be done about people who habitually pick up their kids five, ten, thirty, etc. minutes late? 

coach'sgirl --- 3 years ago -

Ahhhh yes...they are some respectful people!!!

Everyday...at least 3+ have to go and call their parents to see where they are. 

justcat --- 3 years ago -

Depends..a little more info is needed...How does it effect me (you,me anyone) if they are late...
Not being facetious,but before I can answer the question,I need to know how this affects me?? 

AFWife --- 3 years ago -

Start charging daycare rates. It is school, not daycare or after school care. 

SighFiGurl --- 3 years ago -

It's rude and irresponsible. I can see it happening ONCE due to circumstances beyond one's control. But it's much more likely the same folks doing it over and over. The habitual late comers. I have a friend who is one of these. She has never been on time a day in her life to anything!! When our kids carpooled, my kid was always late because of her. Hers was always on time with me. UGH.

There is really no excuse but I heard a psychologist talking about people who are always late. She said is it was a form of arrogance. To think it is okay to keep others waiting is nothing more than arrogance.

Put them on a warning system and back it up with action....3 strikes and you are out? 

planemom --- 3 years ago -

Most daycares and such charge if a parent is late. Not sure what a public school can do. It's not as if they can lock up, go home and leave the kids sitting on the curb. 

humbleteacher --- 3 years ago -

It is a problem on a pretty regular basis, not necessarily for me, but for others that I work with. We have to stay with the kids in our room. 

Squareduck --- 3 years ago -

Call the police. Once the man gets involved they seem to figure out the school isn't playing. This is SOP at most schools. 

Sufferbus --- 3 years ago -

To think it is okay to keep others waiting is nothing more than arrogance.


So is thinking that everyone should run their life the way you think they should... 

Farmer Bill --- 3 years ago -

Being late for something this important is not acceptable. No , charging them for it is not the answer. I agree , call the law! I have no patience for this behavior. If something "really" happens...everybody has a cell phone... 

whatchamacallit --- 3 years ago -

Start charging daycare rates. It is school, not daycare or after school care.


^^^^Perfect solution!

There is really no excuse but I heard a psychologist talking about people who are always late. She said is it was a form of arrogance. To think it is okay to keep others waiting is nothing more than arrogance.

^^^^^Very true. I know someone that is that is always late, always last to get ready when we are going somewhere together and thinks it is just, OK! We should all chill out while we wait for her to look at herself in the mirror another time, stare out the window, daydream, whatever!


As for those that are late to pick up, my question is this, couldn't CPS be called? Isn't it a form of neglect/abuse? After all, they are leaving their children with no one to watch them and no way to get home!
HAve YOU ever really looked at the face of a child that is ALWAYS picked up last? They look lost, embarrased, miserable and scared.

TEACHERS HAVE LIVES TOO!

Not to mention that just because the school day is over doesn't mean that they are finished with their day!
Lots more that they must do to finish up AND prepare for the next day!

These are the same people that are late to pick up at their sitters, use boy scouts and other oganizations as cheap child care and never contribute to the group. Very sad for their kids! 

whatchamacallit --- 3 years ago -

To think it is okay to keep others waiting is nothing more than arrogance.


So is thinking that everyone should run their life the way you think they should...




Been late a bunch? 

BlabberMouth --- 3 years ago -

I assume we are talking about elementary children right? 

TheUglyTruth --- 3 years ago -

HAve YOU ever really looked at the face of a child that is ALWAYS picked up last? They look lost, embarrased, miserable and scared.


This is a problem for me! People are just crap, who cares if it hurts the child, it's the parents right. Right? UGH!!!!! 

Sufferbus --- 3 years ago -

Been late a bunch?

Nope, just don't like arrogant, snot-headed kingwood soccer moms that think they're the most important thing in the world 

whatchamacallit --- 3 years ago -

HAve YOU ever really looked at the face of a child that is ALWAYS picked up last? They look lost, embarrased, miserable and scared.


This is a problem for me! People are just crap, who cares if it hurts the child, it's the parents right. Right? UGH!!!!!



I WAS that child, I know how it feels.
Did something happen? Was there an accident? Did they just forget about me? Don't they want me at home? Lots of WONDERING? Not good for little hearts and minds. 

Sufferbus --- 3 years ago -

I assume we are talking about elementary children right?


It's always about the kids, unless it's about the puppies... 

TheUglyTruth --- 3 years ago -

Why do people like this even have children? They are not an accessory.

What are we becoming when our RIGHT to do something is chosen instead of doing the right thing? 

3monkeysmomma --- 3 years ago -

I was late once to pick up my then 4 year old from preschool. She said, "Mommy, I looked and looked for your blue car but you didn't come". I was late because I was finally able to have a phone call with a CFO of an organization that we were insuring. I lost track of time.

Bottom line, I resigned the next day. No amount of money was worth that.

Of course, there are times when any parent can be delayed due to circumstances beyond their control. I find a phone call to the school works wonders. They are totally cool with the occasional problem. One time I was almost 30 minutes last to pick up my preschooler because the bridge from KW to Atas. was shut down due to accident. The school was fine with it. 

Jpgirl --- 3 years ago -

Was never a problem for me- my kids walked from 1st on- never late in kindergarten. From middle school on they rode the bus. 

TheUglyTruth --- 3 years ago -

No parent is perfect but to be habitually late is neglect imo. 

SighFiGurl --- 3 years ago -

Been late a bunch?

Nope, just don't like arrogant, snot-headed kingwood soccer moms that think they're the most important thing in the world


Wow, who peed in your Cheerios? Your rude and uncalled for remark might suggest that you are the snot head. 

silvergal --- 3 years ago -

I dont think charging a fee for childcare is an answer because it's almost like saying showing up late is ok, when it isnt. Kids hate being the last one picked up, and its inconsiderate to the teachers. When my daughter started school, all parents were told that the children would be picked up by the police when kids were not picked up on time. Of course they did cut you some slack when there was an emergency or something, 

Brennan --- 3 years ago -

everybody has a cell phone...

well not every body. I have a freind that all the time can only recieve calls but can not make them.

It has happened to me before. I travel down 242 to get to my kids school and i have been a little late. But i do call and tell them and i have never been later then 320p school lets out at 305 

Brennan --- 3 years ago -

I agree if it is the same parent over and over then yes call the police and deal with it on that level. 

Mago4058 --- 3 years ago -

Are school has a constable they send out that works for the isd, wonder if your school does too! 

doglady --- 3 years ago -

It is such a shame for the kids! I am sure they sit there hanging their heads wondering...how late are they going to be today??? Very irresponsible, and not to mention what a problem it is for the teacher! As mentioned before, they have lives and their jobs never stop just because the bell rings. If I knew the mom or dad I would say something, if I saw it happen myself, and knew for sure it was an every day thing, but that is just me. Some people have to be hit in the face by a truck before they "get it"!!! Mostly, I feel for the children:( 

needrnr --- 3 years ago -

Is the parent late because of changes in their job? Many people have been going through very rough patches. I am not saying it should be excusable, I think you have a right to ask the parent what is going on. You have the perfect out since it your time too, and you care about the student. 

Dancer --- 3 years ago -

Here is my question how do you let your 3 year old wait for you after school for 30 to 45 min after school has let out? You would not believe how many kids are left after 3:30 everyday! 

Paige Paige --- 3 years ago -

And sadly, on top of that, other people will not include your child in things because they know how that habitual late parent is not reliable . I see it all the time. Sad for the kiddo. 

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