Why We Won't Raise Our Kids in Suburbia
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 Published On Jun 6, 2022

Of all the reasons why we moved to the Netherlands, the independence of children is probably the most important one.

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I originally made this video in the early days of my channel, back in 2020, but I became a lot better at making videos, and I was never really happy with the outcome of the first video I made on this topic. So I've done a re-make of this topic with a slightly shorter script, and a few more details of why we would never, ever want to raise our kids in suburbia.

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Additional Reading & References:

Worlds of Influence - Understanding What Shapes Child Well-being in Rich Countries
UNICEF
https://www.unicef.nl/files/Report%20...

Montreal pedestrian deaths at highest level in 6 years
https://globalnews.ca/news/5382380/mo...

Toronto appears to have hit a one-year high in pedestrian and cyclist fatalities
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018...

Drivers are killing more pedestrians in Canada every year. Here's why: Michael's essay
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/sunday/the-s...

Pedestrian deaths hit 28-year high, and big vehicles and smartphones are to blame
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/28/pedes...


Arriving at school on a bicycle (Netherlands) [298]
Bicycle Dutch (YouTube)
   • Arriving at school on a bicycle (Neth...  

Cycling to school; Culemborg (Netherlands) [149]
Bicycle Dutch (YouTube)
   • Cycling to school; Culemborg (Netherl...  

Very Superstitious: How Fact-Free Parenting Policies Rob Our Kids of Independence
http://5kids1condo.com/very-superstit...

Riding the first bus (5 mins) with kids on a rainy day
Adrian Crook (YouTube)
   • Riding the first bus (5 mins) with ki...  

Kids filing onto their second bus (25 mins) that goes directly to school
Adrian Crook (YouTube)
   • Kids filing onto their second bus (25...  

We Won! Common Sense Prevails in ‘Bus Dad’ Case.
http://5kids1condo.com/we-won-common-...

COURT OF APPEAL FOR BRITISH COLUMBIA
Adrian Crook
The Director under the Child, Family and Community Service Act
Kids First Parent Association of Canada
https://www.bccourts.ca/jdb-txt/ca/20...

How did good parenting become a crime?
Maclean's
https://www.macleans.ca/society/how-d...

Florida mom arrested after 7-year-old son went to park alone
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/florida-...

S.C. mom's arrest over daughter alone in park sparks debate
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/south-ca...

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