Four Kids and A Bus: Encouraging Independence and Confidence in Our Children

interior of city bus

This week in Ontario, kids across the province have been heading back to school. Some go by car, others by school bus or public transit, still others walk or ride their bikes. These kids may travel with parents, friends, siblings, or by themselves. In every instance we hope and expect that families are making the best transportation decisions, that work for their situation, and that are safe for the kids.

In British Columbia this week, a father has been told his 4 children, aged 7, 8, 9, and 11, must find a new arrangement for getting back and forth to school, because they are too young to ride public transit on their own.