The 7 rules parents must not break in the school drop-off line.
We are taught in preschool how to form a line. It’s not complicated.
Unfortunately there are just always people who believe they’re above the system. We’re ALL just dropping our kids, in a hurry, and running late for a meeting — that’s why we’re in the car line, too.
So, for all of those parents who know somebody who could use a reminder as to how it all works, here are the 7 unbreakable rules of the school drop-off or pick-up line.
Rule #1: Do NOT get out of your car. Stay in your car. And when the car in front of you moves, you move.
Rule #2: Put down the cellphone. Don’t text or type emails, seems like the perfect opportunity to catch up on work – but it’s also a distraction. People on their phones don’t notice the car in front of them has moved.
Rule #3: Don’t double park. It is illegal.
Rule #4: DON’T cut the line. We’re all waiting
Rule #5: Leave the PDA at home. You love your little one and want to send him on his way to school with a kiss. That’s lovely, go park your car and walk him in.
Rule #6: The rules of the car drop-off lane apply to everybody, no matter what kind of car you drive.
Rule #7: Move swiftly. Once your kids locate you, get them into the car and get going.
In short, a little politeness goes a long way in the car lane (and beyond). Remember, we see you, including our children. So let’s try to set a good example.
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