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Over the weekend, the New York Times ran a great piece entitled: Why Can't She Walk to School? It explored why so many parents are scared to allow their children to walk to school on their own.
One mom, identified only as "Katie," allows her 7-year-old to walk a block and a half to school alone, and said other parents definitely disapprove.
But she says she wants to encourage her daughter's independence. "Somehow, walking to school has become a political act when it's this uncommon," she said. "Somebody has to be first."
In 1969, 41 percent of children either walked or biked to school; by 2001, only 13 percent still did. "Experts say the transition has not only contributed to the rise in pollution, traffic congestion and childhood obesity, but has also hampered children's ability to navigate the world," reports the New York Times.
This morning, momlogic's Dr. Janet Taylor appeared on the "Today" show to discuss when it's time to let kids walk to school on their own.
Do you let your kids walk to school alone? Why or why not?