You remember walking to school—uphill both ways, right? But when your kid asks for the same privilege, will you be prepared to give permission? We spoke with Natasha Burgert, M.D., a board-certified pediatrician in Kansas City, MO, and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, for some guidance. Joanne Van Zuidam reports.
Parents Talk Back
Based on your knowledge of incidents at your kid’s school, how satisfied are you with the school’s efforts to control bullying?
Not satisfied—too many kids are still reporting problems.
46% (13 votes)
Somewhat satisfied—compared with last year, there are fewer incidents.
29% (8 votes)
Very satisfied—the school has a zero tolerance policy. Teachers and kids have gotten the message.
25% (7 votes)
Total votes: 28