Childhood is temporary-The effects of childhood are forever
They have one chance to be a kid- You have one chance to show them how to grow up and be an adult
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The Truth about Childhood
The truth about being a child is that no matter what anyone tells you, you want to be a grown up. When you finally grow up, you wish you were a child again.
When you are a child, everything that happens seems like it is the end of the world or the most wonderful, exciting, moment you could have ever imagined.
Being a child gives you the time needed to figure things out so the world makes sense when you become an adult.
It is the time that you can ask questions about anything you want to know about,and it is okay. You are not looked at as being stupid but looked at as being smart, and people will speak of how 'bright' you are, and how much potential you have for success for all the inquiries you make to learn more.
Childhood is the only time it is acceptable for boys to look up girls skirts, and they can do so without being labeled a pervert-but are excused because they are just little boys.Try this as an adult and expect to be slapped, expect a restraining order and possibly even a jail sentence.
When you are a child Mommy is the most beautiful woman in the world and Daddy can fix just about anything that breaks.
When you are a child, the world is full of possibilities and wonder, because you have not yet realized that society has put rules and limits on just about everything and everyone.
Childhood is the time in our lives that saying I am sorry is usually enough to earn forgiveness. As an adult you better have reasons, flowers, gifts, and a million I’m sorry’s, and even then-it is no guarantee that you will receive forgiveness for any of your efforts.
Childhood is the one time in life that you will have complete control over the people that surround you. You can ask for a drink and they bring you a drink. You dirty your pants, and someone comes to wipe your butt and gives you new pants. You sneeze and your nose is quickly wiped clean for you.
As a child it is perfectly normal to leave messes everywhere, use your fingers to eat and not silverware as well as; pick your nose (and sometimes eat your bugar's), which is perfectly okay and understandable-for no other reason than you are a kid and being a kid requires you to do such things.
When you are a child, and you feel sick-mommy kisses on you, and brings soup and ice cream for as long as it takes you to get better. As an adult, you are told you act like you are a child when you are ill.
Childhood is finding out that not all people in the world are nice, and telling them that my mommy/my daddy is going to beat you up. Adulthood is realizing the possibility that you may be one of those, Not So Nice People .
As a child you can be a dinosaur one minute and a princess the next and you are viewed as being full of imagination with limitless potential. If you decide to act like a dinosaur one minute and a princess the next as an adult, you will find many people questioning your sanity.
Being a child is the time where mommy and daddy can get rid of the monsters under the bed and the boogie man in the closet. As an adult, if you feel like someone or something is under your bed or in the closet, you don't take the time to check things out or find someone that will-You instead grab your cellphone as you are running out the front door and calling the cops!
The truth about childhood is; all too often adults don’t recall how the world looks when you are a child and they push you to grow up to become adults, when you should be enjoying childhood.
As an adult and as a parent, remember that childhood is the time for discovery, the time for mistakes, for questions and the time that a child needsto be shown unconditional love, understanding and shown support.
It is the time to teach our children that they are perfect- just as they are. This is the time where children need to know that your love for them will not alter or fade.Teach them, that win or lose, it is how they play the game that matters.
Childhood is the time that personalities are developed, and the way we view the world and see ourselves begins to form. A large part of how a child views the world and themselves, is determined by the parents, it is important that you take this responsibility seriously and take time to ensure you are helping your child in building a solid foundation for becoming an adult.
Childhood is temporary-
The effects of childhood are forever.
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