Re: What type of environment do older kids thrive in?
I teach middle school in an urban area, and would not want to live urban. In Indianapolis, most of the urban areas have packs of kids wandering around with no parent supervision, and there aren't many safe places for them to go. While there are obviously exceptions, many of the kids in the urban schools do not value their education the same as the kids in the suburbs.
I'd pick the suburbs every time. I want a fenced big backyard, a neighborhood pool DD can ride her bike to, and a community of similar values to mine.
Middle school teacher by day, super mom by night
Mommy to The Boss~2007, The Energizer Bunny~2009, and The Princess~2011
My kids are no longer in diapers, but somehow, my computer keeps finding its way back here...
Last edited by luvsviola; 01-17-2013 at 06:46 PM.