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Why I let my children walk to the corner store — and why other parents should, too – The Washington Post

Rex

Why I let my children walk to the corner store — and why other parents should, too – The Washington Post.

When my son, Gehron, turned 5, he insisted on walking the 3 blocks to kindergarten by himself. Why not? it was his neighborhood school, his mom worked there and he’d been walking those 3 blocks for years. We let him, hovering a few hundred feet behind on the first day. Then he was like a fledgling–out of the nest and a master of his neighborhood. At age 11, he rode his bike to the light rail, took it 4 stops and then rode the rest of the way to the field where his soccer team played. As he got older he traveled the world, and still is. Let your children go.

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