Why We Won't Raise Our Kids in Suburbia (and moved to the Netherlands instead)

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Published at : 23 Jan 2021
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I was always told, growing up, that the suburbs (of Canada) are a good place to raise children. But I've come to appreciate the importance of independence for the a child's development, something that's nearly impossible in today's car-dependent suburbs. It was pretty clear that suburbia was not right for our kids, so we moved to the Netherlands instead.

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0:00 Intro
0:05 There are a lot of kids in the Netherlands
2:01 The empty sidewalks and crazy parents of suburbia
2:57 Eyes on the street
3:49 Road safety
4:41 Car dependency
5:36 Walking and cycling to school and activities
7:19 Changing culture norms and legal action
10:43 Patreon shout-out
10:57 Nachos bikes
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