Why kids should walk to school (or back to home)

Almost every school day, I walk home, and it grants me a little independance. I enjoy it, and it's a win-win situation for me and my mother, since she doesn’t have to go through traffic to pick me up, and I enjoy walking. I think it’s pretty beneficial, because it makes you a bit more independant. It has a few practical perks, and it's fun for a child anyways.

#1: Makes child feel more strongly about themselves (Bold, independant, etc…)

I firmly believe that walking makes someone more self-reliant. It makes me feel more self-reliant. I feel that I don’t need someone else to help me with some things. It might be just me, but I’ve asked other friends that walk with me and they could relate. I’m not sure why, but it might be because you no longer depend on someone else to pick you up

#2: Arrive at home faster

Usually, when my mom picked me up, I would get to home around twenty minutes after school was dismissed. And I’m really busy, so I needed every minute to eat (I have classes maybe an hour after school ends). It took so long because my mom had to drive in the traffic of hundreds of parents trying to pick up their child. However, the first day I walked, I got home in fifteen minutes, because first of all there is simply nothing slowing me down, and second, there were direct paths to my house, so I didn’t have to keep going left and right.