View Poll Results: should a bus driver be allowed to kick crying babies and their caregivers off the bus

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  • Yes. It's distracting to him and irritating to others

    19 27.14%
  • In some circumstances I suppose

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  • I'm not sure

    4 5.71%
  • No, children cry sometimes, they have a right to ride the bus

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Thread: Is it okay for a bus driver to kick a mother with crying toddler off the bus?

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    Re: Is it okay for a bus driver to kick a mother with crying toddler off the bus?

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    No.The last thing some aggravated woman with screaming child in tow needs is to get kicked off public transportation. Toddlers pitch a fit all the time. If you happen to be in earshot too bad.
    Thats why you smack the kid to get them to shut up. My dad did it to me when I was younger and make a scene in the store, most parents I have come across dont believe in whacking the brat.
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    Re: Is it okay for a bus driver to kick a mother with crying toddler off the bus?

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Thats why you smack the kid to get them to shut up. My dad did it to me when I was younger and make a scene in the store, most parents I have come across dont believe in whacking the brat.
    Good way to make the kid scream more!
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    Re: Is it okay for a bus driver to kick a mother with crying toddler off the bus?

    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    Good way to make the kid scream more!
    My experience as a father of 2 is contrary, but whatever.

    Kick her off the bus and file a civil suit in reaction to any legal measure she takes, endless motions of continuances and paperwork to bury her in her own legal fees.

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    Re: Is it okay for a bus driver to kick a mother with crying toddler off the bus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    I selected "In some circumstances I suppose". If a child or anyone for that matter is being very disruptive a bus driver should have the ability to kick them off. I would reserve this for only extreme circumstances tho.
    I voted the same. To me, the following circumstances would warrant a kicking off of the mother and child:

    (1) Child is running around the bus and endangering him/herself or doing something that is physically impacting the driver (trying to grab the wheel or step on the gas). No question--kick that kid and mother off the bus.

    (2) Child is throwing up all over the place. OFF.

    (3) Child is sneezing openly on other people. Sorry, but with Swine Flu--you're outta there, bud.

    Those are the type of circumstances that I think a child w/ the parent can be kicked off. The circumstances in this case? NO WAY.

    I hate it when parents don't control their kids as well. I would rather leave a place if my child was out of control and would inconvenience myself to avoid the disruption.

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    Re: Is it okay for a bus driver to kick a mother with crying toddler off the bus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Seconded.

    I hate going on public transport and having children running up and down the carriage, screaming, hanging off bars and making the journey horrible for the rest of us.

    Control your child or get off the damn bus.
    I agree. I take my son on the Metro every Friday (Today!), and it give me an opportunity to teach him how he should behave. I would never ever let him run around, hang on bars, take up 2 seats, etc. So far, he is a great little train rider.

    My point is that parents should use taking their child on public transportation as a way to teach them about manners in these situations (don't use outside voice, don't run around, etc.).

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    Re: Is it okay for a bus driver to kick a mother with crying toddler off the bus?

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    (3) Child is sneezing openly on other people. Sorry, but with Swine Flu--you're outta there, bud.
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    Re: Is it okay for a bus driver to kick a mother with crying toddler off the bus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    It isn't really savage, if people cannot discipline their children then they should not expect to be tolerated.
    This has very little to do with discipline. Kids can and will throw tantrums or fits at any given time, regardless of their parents' disciplinary skills. That's part of being a kid, lacking the intelligence to understand what is and is not socially acceptable.
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    Re: Is it okay for a bus driver to kick a mother with crying toddler off the bus?

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    This has very little to do with discipline. Kids can and will throw tantrums or fits at any given time, regardless of their parents' disciplinary skills. That's part of being a kid, lacking the intelligence to understand what is and is not socially acceptable.
    See, this is where beating that ass really shines.

    When kids are too young to reason with, too young to have an intelligent conversation, they still understand they committed a faux-pas when you beat that ass.

    When they're old enough to reason with, the need to beat that ass declines, because you can now explain to them that certain behaviors will result in you beating that ass and they have internalized the concept of cause and effect, making a true intellectual leap.

    If you beat that ass enough when they are young, then by the time they are big enough to beat your ass, they will be sufficiently conditioned to obedience that you remain in control.

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    Re: Is it okay for a bus driver to kick a mother with crying toddler off the bus?

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    This has very little to do with discipline. Kids can and will throw tantrums or fits at any given time, regardless of their parents' disciplinary skills. That's part of being a kid, lacking the intelligence to understand what is and is not socially acceptable.
    It depends on their age. If you discipline them well and they are old enough to walk and talk then they are far less likely to do this. My father for instance has told me his parents would never have allowed him to act in ways children do today. It about different ways of looking at parenting.
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    Re: Is it okay for a bus driver to kick a mother with crying toddler off the bus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Without having read anything beyond the question:

    Yes, unless doing so would place her in immediate danger.
    Wrong, as usual, Jerry.

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