As a Belgian who lived in the US , I would recommend Belgium anytime ... for just one single word which will apply to you and your family ... Healthcare ... Not because Belgian Healthcare is the best (yes we know best Healthcare is in the US ... for a cost). But because the quality is very good and for the most part , free (yes there is a cost but it's ridiculously small compared to the US). And if you're in the US , while there is "better healthcare" available, you won't have access to it anyway because it's ridiculously expensive.
Personally, I prefer Belgium (meaning Ghent, Antwerp and Brussels South and West, and certainly not "Charleroi-sur-Crime" or dirty Liège...) and Continental Europe in general over the U.S., even though I was born and raised on the other side of the Atlantic.
Here are some of the things that really irritated me when I was in the U.S. (Boston, NYC and Tampa FL) for a visit last summer:
(1) the noise-- average speaking volume is way too high for me. I had to buy earplugs.
(2) the lack of education and general knowledge (Belgium? Where's that?)
(3) bad manners
(4) slobby way of dressing
(5) the TV is always trying to sell you something
(6) too much focus on money and getting ahead
(7) unsophisticated tastes
(8) false cheer (have a nice day!)
(9) excessive friendliness of service personnel => invasive
Dumblonde, your obviously an angry person trying to get a rise out of nice people by posting this recycled post world war 2 list of what europeans have listed on what they hate on America, funny I have seen the same list your wrote about a million times so where dumblonde did you make such an effort to cut n paste this garbadge? I gather your much too much better and above 300 million people to actually get to know one. Honey u need 2 get off your high horse and get some heart and soul because you my dear have none!