Last Updated on January 7, 2021
When you want to apply the positive parenting skills that you learned in the parenting books and blogs, you want to do that in a safe environment for you and for your kids.
As parents, you would do anything to have effective toddler development, including moving to another city or country. However, not every city in the U.S is suitable for skill development and effective parenting.
Some cities across the country can actually have a counter effect on your children with their inadequate school systems, crime rates, poverty rates, and unemployment.
Just keep in mind that we are not trying to disrespect any city, and we don’t actually perceive poverty as something to be ashamed of. What we are trying to do is to lay facts for you and try to show you that there are some areas in the country that you may want to avoid when it comes to raising children.
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Children in the city are more expected to enroll in school late and do not succeed to complete their education.
Most likely, one of the reasons many of them fail to get a high school degree is that the city has one of the lowest preschool enrollment in the country, with less than ¼ of children at the age of 3-4 joining preschools.
Also, the city’s graduation rate is at 70.9 %, making it among the lowest in the US. So this is a city you won’t contact your travel booking agent about.
Another city you won’t be running website booking for is Sebring, Florida. The city seems to have one of the worst education systems in the country.
It is estimated that around 64 % of high school students manage to graduate high school within 4 years, and no other area in the country has a lower rate (according to estimations done in Sept, 2018.)
This low rate is also associated with economic struggles of citizens of the city: around 33.6 % of children in the Sebring area live below the national poverty level.