Is it better for a child to grow up in the country or a city? Imagine your child in both environments and compare. 

Visualize young children frolicking in a grassy meadow while the family dog scampers alongside. That image always stood to represent the country life. A vision that many parents wistfully aspire to. This wholesome picture captures a simpler life, from a simpler time.  

Many rural communities have emptied out as people have moved to denser, urban areas. In recent years, more and more families are leaving the city’s downtown for small towns. Possibly looking for more space for their kids, themselves, or work. 

In the world of rural children, when it gets dark they are so tired, they have little strength to take a bath, eat and go to sleep. Both body and spirit are filled with positive energy from a day in nature. How important is this for kids growing up. 

The advantages of country life: 

The advantages of country life are greater than children’s eyes and minds can understand about growing up in the city. Prior to school age, a child should play, enjoy growing up freely. City-life usually includes growing up with guidance The village stimulates every child’s  imagination and interest in a wide variety of activities. There is a huge difference between the village and city in the winter. Snow stays in the village longer. Summers offer much more greenery in the village and more insects such as mosquitoes and flies. Children can get to know the charms of silence and the sounds of animals at night.

Life in the city: 

The city offers more resources for guidance, child education, complex socialization, and to be better prepared for school. It is much easier for children to grow up in the school system of activities because life in the city must be organized. One of the biggest differences are the possibility of choices. Children from the city have many opportunities to support interests and activities, and socializing in parks. In preschool, children have a great need to connect with their peers.

The countryside

Rural life makes for healthier childhood because they spend more time in nature, playing in the forests, meadows. They  learn a lot about animals and how to take care of them. Country children are healthier, eating locally grown foods and spending most of the day in the fresh air, making mud cakes or climbing trees, thus developing creativity. The country can give children a healthy and creative life, full of peace and freedom of movement in nature. 

The city

Urban life offers greater opportunities to attend cinemas, theaters, playroom and sports matches. Modern technology is more accessible, kids are educated faster. These teachings will enable them to easily fit in with the standards of modern life. Knowledge and dexterity in technological matters is a big step towards success in business.  

Time and distance are no longer relevant for today’s students, as texting, tweeting, skyping, and long distance packages keep everyone closer than ever. Children will leave home with the morals and values instilled in them by their parents and extended family. They will succeed or they will fail and their parent’s home address having little to do with their future success.  

In the 21st century, farm life isn’t always a Norman Rockwell painting, and the opposing city life is a far cry from a dystopian warzone. The reality of the situation has been a blending of both worlds, as we’ve all been forced to adapt to the changing face of society.  

Only you can know where you want to raise your child. 


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