Hello all, I am new to this web site. I am looking for suggestions from other parents. My child is starting second grade. He refuses to take the bus to/from school because it is "too long." Meaning, if I pick up/drop off, he is home longer/faster. We tried the bus last year for only a few days and it was really late (an hour) so I started driving him. The problem this year is that both of my children are now in school. They go to different schools at different times. Each school is 4+ miles away from our home. That means hours in the car for me and I am sorry, but I am tired of it! I want to do what is best for my child. I don't think it is fair to make my younger child ride the bus while I drive my older child. But I don't want my child to be upset and cry about it, which is what happens every time the bus is brought up. How can I encourage my child to ride the bus?