Should Your Kids Walk to School This Year?

Growing up, I lived in the middle of nowhere and walking to school wasn’t an option. We now live less than a mile from my son’s elementary school. I’ve been toying with walking on these still warm summer days, but I’m dealing with a back injury that has been slow to heal. And, you know, walking involves leaving earlier which means being more organized in the morning. I’m new to this as my son is in Kindergarten, so we’re still finding our groove. But having read that walking to school ups activity levels in children -- whereas riding to school drops activity levels -- I’m almost convinced to leave the house earlier....more
As long as you are a reasonable distance away. I walked to school everyday! Its great exercise ...more