Wow, that certainly was........harsh.
Millions of kids live outside the city limits and are quite happy and healthy. In my rural area, farms are spread far apart and the nearest town is a 30 minute drive. Yes, they have to be driven to school or catch a bus and in the winter they leave in the dark (gasp). They are also in an area where there are "wild animals" but are taught how to be safe. Yet everyone seems to thrive without difficulty or trauma. When there is an emergency they call a neighbor and, shocker, we do have 911 services. Dirt roads area a way of life, not a death sentenc