Walk to School: 5 Reasons I Walk My Kids to School (You May Be Surprised Why!) by Tanya Kuzmanovic

Parenting
10 months ago
Walk to School: 5 Reasons I Walk My Kids to School (You May Be Surprised Why!)

I'll admit, some days it would just be so much easier to load the kids up in the car and zip them off to school. It would mean sleeping in a bit longer and a more leisurely breakfast. But we don't. And my reasons why may surprise you.

  • Exercise: Nothing gets the kids prepared for their day more than a nice, brisk 1K walk to school. And at the end of the day, there's no need to stress if they decide to be couch potatoes for an hour.
  • Conversation: We are a busy family of five, which means little to no time to catch up. I count on these two walks a day to find out what's going on with my brood.
  • Social Aspect: We know every single neighbor on our street by name, as well as many more along the stretch to school. It would be impossible to stop and chat if we were driving.
  • Independence: My older kids don't have to rely on me to get them to and from school, which makes my life easier and frees up some precious spare time for me.
  • Walking the dog: I kill two birds with one stone.
  • Nature appreciation: The kids and I can stop and smell the roses ... literally.

Do you walk your kids to school?

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Donna John
What a great way to sneak in some exercise and quality time. Tanya Kuzmanovic
Mike Prochaska
Do you have to cross any dangerous roads? What about the bus? My kids make So many friends on the bus.
Tanya Kuzmanovic
one 4 way stop - but there are 2 crossing guards there - we live too close (by one block) for bus eligibility!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
This is awesome, Tanya Kuzmanovic ! I walked my kids to school (with the dog) as often as possible. You are spot on with all these great reasons!
Mike Prochaska
Oh wow that so close yeah I walk them too!!
Alex Bryant
I'm grateful for my mum for walking me to school. Totally relate!

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