I moved my kids out of America. It was the best parenting decision I’ve ever made.

This one is a little bit outside my normal topic list, but the title caught my attention. This is an interesting story about a family that moved from the US to Ecuador 6 or 7 years ago to avoid the ills of American living (every third child taking prescribed drugs, opioid use, materialism, etc.). Long story short, it sounds like her children are not growing up entitled because in Ecuador, you simply can’t get whatever you want whenever you want (think: no Amazon prime, ironically). That coupled with an emphasis on family and the real world (forget Disneyland, hike around and find Incan artifacts instead is one example) sounds like a good moral foundation for her boys. But, those boys will be in a culture shock when they return to the US for college.

-Dr. Moore


2 thoughts on “I moved my kids out of America. It was the best parenting decision I’ve ever made.

  1. Good Evening Dr. Moore, Thank you for this article. Not the usual, but a great read. And, a bit of perspective. Regards, Adam Przybylowski

  2. And they will be well equipped to cope and make decisions better suited for them based on values instilled in them by their parents. They will be more tolerant, patient, and better equipped to find solutions versus focusing on problems.

    Cheers Doc!

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