Tag Archives | Walk to School

Something’s Afoot: A Great Way to Start the School Year!

Hi Readers — I just love what is happening in Evanston, Illinois, and not just because I’m from that neck of the woods. Evanston, a suburb of Chicago, is encouraging all students, all ages, public, private, you name it to WALK to school for the first week of the academic year. This is so smart […]

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An Umbrella Story

Hi Readers — Here’s a little rant from Down Under, on a rainy day: Dear Free-Range Kids: In keeping with Free-Range tradition, my two girls aged 7 and 5 walk to school. Okay, I confess, the school is at the end of our block – they don’t even have to cross a road to get […]

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The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift: Responsible Kids!

Hi Readers: Just got this note today and had to share it, not just because it is so upbeat and hopeful, but  because it is one hell of a marketing piece! Give a mom my book and she, too, can experience the joy that comes with watching her kids grow happy and self-reliant! Dear Lenore: […]

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Not Every Kid Gets Driven to the Bus Stop in an SUV

Hi Readers — Sometimes feels as if we’ve lost a little perspective on what constitutes danger, especially when it comes to whether it’s safe for our kids to walk a couple blocks to school. This video should restore it. And then some. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEhPlZwqhpE]

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Hate Mail

Dear Readers: This arrived today. I think the attitude of this writer happens to be the  prevailing one today. Voila: I’m sorry, but I think you parents are naive and negligent to allow your children to walk alone to & from school. Do you people not watch the news or read the papers?  Do you […]

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Non-Sanctimonious Blog About Today: WALK TO SCHOOL DAY!

Hi Readers — I’m all for walking to school but I never expected such a beautiful blog post about it. Thank you, Massachusetts mom o’ two, Karen Allendoerfer! WHERE WALKING GETS YOU by Karen Allendoerfer I am the PTO Walk-to-School Coordinator for my kids’ elementary school.  I already have 2 kids, a full-time job, and […]

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Free-Range Success — Thanks to Laziness!

Dear Readers — Here’s a success story from Plano, Texas! We live about 200 yards from the school.  Our block ends across the street from the front of the school.  The crossing guard is one street over (on our same block, so no need for kids to cross a street).  Yet, every single child on […]

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