Re: What type of environment do older kids thrive in?
I believe children need Opportunities, opportunities, opportunities!!!!!
The ability to try out for great sports teams, join a theatre group, have expert instruction for any musical instrument, excessive volunteer opportunities, try horseback ridding, or dauble in diving - rowing - or anything they can dream they would like to try!!! Surround them with culture, fine arts, museums, science centers, zoos, aquariums, ballet, robotics, and the best schools you can afford.