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Unit 12 :
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Childhood is the time for children to be in school and at play, to grow strong and confident with the love and encouragement of their family and an extended community of caring adults. Do you miss your childhood?
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Recent research is beginning to explore the extent to which different aspects of childhood are associated with an individual’s impression of how happy her or his childhood had been. Impressions of childhood happiness are related more closely to social events and activities than to more solitary ones.
Family traditions, praise from a family member, and interacting (doing things together, sharing secrets, etc.) with siblings, friends, or trusted adults are all important to establishing a happy childhood.
Recent research suggests that the role of other people and how children feel can be more important than the events. Getting things a child wants, academic issues, or failing to make a sports team are not strongly related to the adult perspective of childhood happiness. It is feeling loved by parents that makes the most influential contribution to childhood happiness.
Source : Psychology Today
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1.What was the best thing about your childhood?
2.What do you miss most about being a child?
3.What do you think is most important for a happy childhood?
4.Do you think that children these days have a better or worse childhood than your generation? Why?
5.Who, besides your parents, had the biggest impact on your childhood?
6.What do you want to provide your children that you didn’t have when you were growing up?