It’s Not As Tough As We Think

Only 6% of kids in Western Washtenaw County walk to school at least once a week.

We just attended a webinar about kids walking to school in the winter. The presenter suggested walking to school is less demanding than other things kids do in the winter, like sledding or snowshoeing.

He kept saying “It’s not as tough as you think it is.”

That got me to wondering – do we think it’s hard for kids to walk to school in the winter? If so, what makes it hard? Can we overcome these challenges?

Can we begin to think walking to school is an extension of a good school day?