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Dd2 becoming upset at being put on schoolbus anyone else had this and how long did it last?

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autumnsmum Mon 16-Sep-13 11:50:47

Thanks ninja we have the standard makaton pic of bus and I have been saying to her that its bus school bus home

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Mon 16-Sep-13 09:38:48

could you try taking some photos of the bus and escort if they'll let you and use those to talk about the morning routine? This works really well for dd3 when she's anxious about changes smile

Strongecoffeeismydrug Sun 15-Sep-13 14:46:07

My ds goes by taxi and jumps in no problem for the journey there but cries when it's time to get in the taxi to go home wink.
It's just his way of expressing his anxiety at transitions but my god it doesn't look good does it grin.
Ps he loves me really lol

autumnsmum Sun 15-Sep-13 10:36:49

Thank you so much for your reply .she is apparently fine at the end of the day it must be the separation aspect in the morning .I have been explaining the routine to her and hopefully she will get used to it .The school have suggested she brings a toy which is lovely of them

tigersmummy Sun 15-Sep-13 09:56:05

I don't have any experience with my own dc and minibuses but I can imagine its the security element that is upsetting her. She's still very young, just started at school so everything is very new and frightening etc. I would keep reassuring her of the routine, ie dp puts her on bus, teacher (?) gets her off, school day, then she gets put back on bus and collected either by you or dp. Out of interest how is she when she is put back on the bus at the end of the day?

I went to school on a minibus from the age of 10 and I remember it being a terrifying experience at the start. I was the youngest, very shy and had to deal with all these older children. And I didn't have added SN complications. She will get there. grin

autumnsmum Fri 13-Sep-13 09:44:01

Hello everyone dd2 started ss on Monday and has become increasingly stressed in the mornings when dp puts her on the bus .She is almost four so is still quite young and although she is verbal she has quite limited communication .school have said she is fine at school .She has autism and I wondered how long it has taken other people's dcs to settle in thanks in advance

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