What is unique to childhood?

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What is unique to childhood?

Post by Lol » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:50 pm

split from the wiki and put into appropriate category - mod

Hi guys,

Name 3 things that you think are unique to childhood??

I'm sorry that this question has no relevance to the last post I just didn't know where to put it!

I'm filling out a questionnaire for child psychology and this is one of the questions!

I need some inspiration!

Hope someone can help :?

Lol xxx

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Post by Princess86 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:01 pm

I would think this question applies specifically to you, and what you feel is unique to childhood.

For me fun, care-free, no responsibility... (reflection of my current stressed-out mood :lol: )

For someone who has been, for example, a carer during childhood these 3 things may be completely wrong...

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Post by Spatch » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:57 pm

1) Breastfeeding
2) Games of Action Man vs the Millenium Falcon
3) Putting small items (e.g bits of bread) into the VHS recorder and getting yelled at by dad.

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Post by bex4010 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:00 am

1) Insane amount of energy
2) The idea the adults in your life are infallible
3) Belief in Santa Claus

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Post by Princess86 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:14 am

Aw belief in Santa Claus, thats a good one!![/quote]

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Post by Dr.Dot » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:18 am

Utterly open curiosity
innocence
Dorothy: Now which way do we go?

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Re: What is unique to childhood?

Post by Ripley » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:22 am

Lol wrote:split from the wiki and put into appropriate category - mod

Hi guys,

Name 3 things that you think are unique to childhood??

I'm sorry that this question has no relevance to the last post I just didn't know where to put it!

I'm filling out a questionnaire for child psychology and this is one of the questions!

I need some inspiration!

Hope someone can help :?

Lol xxx
I've just filled in a questionnaire with the same question (same post I presume :P ), the whole questionnaire is weird isn't it? Threw me to start with.

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Post by whitian » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:45 pm

I think reducing childhood down to 3 things is a bit of an insult to children...

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Post by Mr Ben » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:59 am

whitian wrote:I think reducing childhood down to 3 things is a bit of an insult to children...
y?

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Post by greendog » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:58 am

egocentrism? (though i've had some ex b/f's who have disproved this!)

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Post by Tally » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:15 pm

I think that is a really interesting question....it made me really think...

I think that my answer would be:-

- Vunerability
- Ignorance (and I dont mean that negatively!)
- Innocence (if it is not taken away...)

I like the question though!

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Post by BlueCat » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:33 pm

I agree with Tally - reallly interesting to try to think of three key things that are unique to childhood.

I guess for me:

Rapid development and learning
Complete inhibition
Complete lack of responsibility

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Post by DrFurbs » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:02 am

lack of logic
lack of rules
lack of conformity


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Post by baa » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:44 am

The ability to eat ice cream and then go on a bouncy castle without vomiting.
A taste for playdough.
Being able to swallow 6 dot lego blocks.

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Post by astra » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:07 pm

The freedom to be competely honest
The freedom to be completely naked and not care
The freedom to be completely absorbed in a game and not care if it's time to be somewhere else

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