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Childhood is Stressful


I have been thinking a lot lately about how hard it is to be child.

Basically, childhood is a series of continuous changes and things to learn.

During the first, babies need to learn how to drink, eat, crawl, walk, etc. while physically growing quickly including painful teething. During the second year, children learn to better talk, ride a three wheel bicycle, play, explore, etc. while still growing at a fast rate. Eventually, children have to go to school, learn how to interact and play nice with other children, and learn a lifetime set of skills such as reading, writing, and arithmetic. Finally, I think everyone can agree that the the teenage years are full of sudden and awkward changes too.


Unfortunately, learning is rarely an easy process. Typically, most children learn the hard way, such as falling down a lot when starting to learn how to walk or ride a two wheeled bicycle.

Furthermore, changes are stressful. While it is true that changes are good for growth and improvement, it is never an easy process. Some people think change is harder the older that people get, but I think it is never easy whatever your age.

As a result, childhood is full of stressful changes and things to learn. I guess it is a good thing that most of us forgot most of our childhood.

by Phil for Humanity
on 03/14/2010

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