One thing that I have however noticed in my country, not sure if it happens in yours too.
Children from the countryside tend to be a tad more mature. I guess it's because along with any kids daily tasks (clean your room, do your homework, wash the dishes) probably come the outdoor chores which are more complex.
I also noticed how well mannered some of them are. Even if (or especially if?..) they come from poor families, where everyone has to struggle to make sure a decent dinner will be on the table.
As for city children, honestly I start seeing more and more hysterical and depressed children.
There was a study made in Romania. Apparently the average time that a parent spend with their child in urban areas is only 1 hour per day. 60 minutes
I am trampling over my own city..ness (is this a word?) when trying to make myself useful at the horse shelter or simply at someone's yard. I'm full of good intentions lol but...
- if I approach a horse I end up on the wrong side
- if I try to milk a cow nothing happens - except the cow gets irritated and swooshes me away with her tail
- it took me 10 long minutes to catch a chicken, it took 2 minutes to catch the same chicken to a 6 (SIX!) years old little boy.
and so on.
However, I think it's one thing not to be familiar with public transport and another thing to think that peas grow on cans :/