Word Of The Day: “Childhood”

Childhood experiences lay the foundations for how we function and how we respond to the world around us in adulthood. Ideally, it’s a time to be nurtured, to let curiosity flourish, to have the freedom to experiment  with our social and natural environment safely, learning and building knowledge from experiences.  Language, the subtleties of skilful communication, social rules, co-operation within relationships are all required to function as part of a wider community.  Childhood is an apprenticeship to adult life.  The tricky part is in retaining the important qualities of the self which make you who you are as an individual.

Childhood can be manipulated, abused, sold, stolen, traumatised and ruined by just one adult.

Childhood should be are filled with playfulness, curiosity, choice and natural consequences.  These experiences are the catalyst to learning important lessons without the child even realising they are learning.


Author: The Life Of Sue

I live by the sea in the Australian state of Victoria. My life hasn't been very extraordinary, however I seem to have a way of looking at my life events that makes them seem a little sensational. This is because I enjoy words and I cherish the art of storytelling. Painting a picture of my life experiences for others to share is relaxing and fun. Although these things really happened to me, I usually change names to protect the privacy of others; and there are many stories that will never be told on this forum. I believe I could write a story a day for the rest of my life - I'd never run out of things to write. See all my stories at www.thelifeofsue.wordpress.com

4 thoughts on “Word Of The Day: “Childhood””

  1. I agree. “…It is a precious time in which children should live free from fear, safe from violence and protected from abuse and exploitation. ” But thats not always the case, as we all know. When we are without the love, the encouragement and the simple feeling of being safe, then as children we fail to grow except in height. We carry all of the emotions and the hate into our adulthood and attempt to fill holes with drugs, crime and windup locked up or dead.
    We need organizations such as Youth At Risk and UNICEF to step in and help thoes children who are so lost. To the people who dedicate their lives to help fill thoes holes with love, thank you. There is hope after all.

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