Our society is compressing childhood more and more to where children are not children for very long. Children are under tremendous pressure to ‘be mature’ and to ‘grow up’ when they have not had the chance to develop emotional maturity.
There are many reasons why children should not be rushed into growing up. First and foremost, childhood provides them the time they need to mature and learn critical lessons. Without a long enough childhood, children do not learn many important relationship and life skills.
A big part of childhood is being able to spend time playing with peers. This is very important because it gives children the opportunity to learn about themselves, to create and to innovate, and to learn how to make independent judgments. They also learn mutual respect and how to work with others.
Everyone learns and develops at different speeds. Lets allow children to have their childhood.