Parenting Styles: A Rural Upbringing
One mom writes about the benefits of raising her daughters in rural Montana
I won’t lie: When we first started our family in rural Montana, I took to heart the casualness of visitors, who were excited to bring their kids out on vacation but “wouldn’t want to live here.” They’d allow that the area was beautiful, as if complimenting a pretty girl who wasn’t so bright. But it seemed like all anyone could see was what we didn’t have: museums, clubs, art classes, libraries, and theater, to start. I admit: I shared this opinion for a while.
My husband and I ended up here thanks to a great job opportunity for him. That, and we both yearned for a slower way of life...