Childhood is the time of our lives before we become adults. Sometimes, the very earliest years of our lives are described as part of our childhood.
However, sometimes, these earliest years – when we are a newborn baby and a toddler – are referred to as ‘infancy’.
Why childhood memories are important?
1. They helped to shape us. Our earliest experiences helped to make us who we are today. Childhood memories are the key to this.
2. They remind us of simpler times. Remembering childhood reminds us that life can be simple and joyful.
3. Connection to our family. We shared our earliest memories with our families – they are an important point of connection with our loved ones.
4. Keeping us happy. Happy childhood memories are great to remember in hard times.
5. Learning about ourselves. Comparing our childhood memories to what we are like now helps us to be aware of how we have grown as a person.
Is childhood better than adulthood?
Opinions can be divided on this matter. On the one hand, childhood is often a more carefree and simple time than adulthood. On the other hand, in adulthood we often have more independence and more opportunities to explore the world. What do you think?
What are your favorite childhood memories?
Additional Notes (updated on July 5th, 2019)
Childhood is a time when the world is centered on one’s family. A child finds himself or herself in the center of the world surrounded comfortably by the close family, i.e., parents, siblings, grandparents and often uncles and aunts. The neighbors may often be a part of this circle. This circle provides much-needed love and warmth for the person to thrive. Material things are taken care of by them, and the most important thing that a child needs to do is Play!
Childhood is an age of innocence where the child is unaware of what lies in the future and only focuses on the here and now on everything in life.