142 A question on location to raise children

United States
January 2, 2007 8:52pm CST
In your opinion, which is better to raise children. The city or country? Why do you feel that way? I will only be reading and rating replys. Thank you.
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@edelweiss (1929)
• India
3 Jan 07
A city where every one knows every one is in my opinion a right place to grow up. And I think so for several reasons: 1) Children are really influenced by their peers and they develop and learn faster by example. 2) Because everyone knows everybody they cannot do something which they aren't supposed to do without having their find out about it. 3) Because you know everyone, you are never shy of meeting people and have no problem socializing. 4) Children therefore, understand the value of a society. 5) In big cities, life is always on the edge. Ambitions running everyone's life. Not that I am saying ambitions are wrong but it is really important your ambitions are for welfare of a society not just one human being.
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@sunshinecup (7880)
3 Jan 07
Well my childre are 10 and 7, since they were born we have lived in the city. Now it's our goal before the end of the year to be in the country. We have several reasons for this. One my girls are asthmatics, since birth. It has been a battle to keep their asthma under control. Yet when ever we take a vacation to the country, they have zero to few attacks. The air is much cleaner out there than here in the city. Second, their school is so over crowed it's unreal. The schools in community we are looking to move to, have a lower student to teacher ratio, than in the city schools. I beleive they will have a better shot at a better education. Last, less crime in the country than in the city. So IMO country is better!
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• Ireland
3 Jan 07
When my children were very small, I lived in the city. I found that some of the neighbours children were a bad influence on my children, so that and among other reasons, I moved into the country. As the children needed to invite their friends home, they became more selective about them and it all turned out for the best.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
3 Jan 07
country children - kids usually flourish in the country with alot of things to keep them busy on a day to day basis
Of course I would say the country since that is what we are doing. Fresh air, open spaces, critters to tend to so that they become better adults, chores to reduce idle hand time for the devil to use. Experience growing their own food, have a great swingset and play area, nature to investigate and learn from. We don't need to go to the park we are one!!!lol
• United States
3 Jan 07
Without a doubt in the country. The city has too many outside influences for you to control every day. Just trying to prove that you trust your child will be used against you from those outside influences. It is a no win battle these days for parents to protect and raise their children the right way even in the country! It is not like it was when we were growing up. The 50's and 60's, even the 70's weren't too bad, but that time is over.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
3 Jan 07
I think the country is a better place to raise children for their safety. The city has benefits too of good schools and facilities such as bowling centres, gymansiums,movies. It doesn't sound too convincing when I type it down, but my kids would probably kill us if we moved too far away from their new schools and friends. We live on the outskirts of a city that is not that big anyway so we have the best of both worlds.
@marciascott (25553)
• United States
3 Jan 07
I would say the country. because they are not expose to anything. they see enough on TV.
@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I prefer a suburb actually, that way my children are close enough to city life but are not too back country that they are obvious to city life. Also that schools tend to be a little smaller and the children are more likely a child to a teacher and not a number.