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  • anna
    anna
    Posted on:
    26th Apr 2011 02:32pm

    Last Post 22nd Nov 2011
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    Memories of childhood before 1980's as opposed to thememories after 1980's will have?

    I often wonder what the latter children's memories of childhood will be like as to what before 1980's children's were. My memories from way back are wonderful, but feel the young ones of today are missing out.

  • LUV-A-TIGER
    LUV-A-TIGER
    Posted on:
    12th May 2011 11:24am

    LUV-A-TIGER says: I agree, I think this young age this day are far too grown up and not really having any childhood, they are far too much activities going on and school curricullum, I found the school are not giving the younger one's this day to be a child they treat them to be more mature when they are missing out on their childhood..School has too much homework..(eg) I have 2 young children age 11 & 6 they have email homework by the time they get home it does not appear they have time to play becuse they need to make sure homework was done and sent back to the teacher via email..At school they feel they do not have time to associate with there friends becasue there is far too much activities they are involve in..
    As far I am concern I tell my children 20mins max on homework and then go out and play be a child...

  • anna
    anna
    Posted on:
    13th May 2011 05:07pm

    LUV-A-TIGER says: I agree, I think this young age this day are far too grown up and not really having any childhood, they are far too much activities going on and school curricullum, I found the school are not...

    anna says: Great one, I have always disagreed with homework, if it cannot be taught at school then not the children's problem or ours. I believe it is good to be able as a parent to ask what they learnt through the day, then go & play outside for awhile. Get fresh air & be normal. As a grandmother, I love seeing children play & enjoy life. Sadly they will never have the freedom we had, as stranger danger which must be horrifying for parents to have eyes in the back of their head. I worry about our kids now & what they have ahead in life. Teachers in my time were very involved in sports with us at weekends & totally encouraged. Good luck & hope they have a great healthy life.

  • friskyfrills
    friskyfrills
    Posted on:
    17th May 2011 04:00pm

    friskyfrills says: I think as parents or grandparents we must take some responsibility for our children not getting outside and playing as we did as children. I certainly recall having as much homework (if not more) than many children receive today but the difference for me was I could finish my homework and go outside because I didn't have an x-box, playstation, nintendo, wii, computer, internet, dvd's, foxtell, the list goes on so there was no alternative but to amuse ourselves.

    The memories of my childhood are very simple, ones of reading a lot, playing with friends, but I also have those wonderful memories of man landing on the moon, the marvel of the first heart transplant, the introduction of colour television. Children of today will experience improvments in technology, those of my generation experienced the introduction of it!

    To us the young ones of today are missing out on their childhood, but that is a product of the world we now live in. Many children do not have a parent waiting at home for them when they finish school but have to attend after school care. Parents have children playing competative sport, taking music lessons, swimming lessons, extra tutoring lessons because they want their children to achieve, but is that always what the child wants?

    Memories don't just happen, they are special moments you never forget. If we want todays children to have special memories too we need to turn everything off, make time in our own crazy whirlwind lives and teach the children "how to smell the roses."

  • 19chris51
    19chris51
    Posted on:
    14th Jun 2011 11:42pm

    19chris51 says: MEMORIES.......... how wonderful, mine are from 50`s and 60`s, our parents were not afraid to let us play french cricket on the road (not much traffic ), We walked home from school, come rain ,hail, or shine and not just around the corner, probably 2.5klms, it was a great childhood, my father was very strict, but we had fun........ the Beatles.. when they first come out.......WONDERFUL TIMES iI could go on and on but alas not that much time, suffice to say I think today,kids seem to get everything they want, plus society today.. I don`t know I`d feel safe letting my Grandchildren out on the road to play french cricket, or walki ng home from school byn themselves, it is not safe anymore

  • trix56
    trix56
    Posted on:
    22nd Nov 2011 08:33pm

    19chris51 says: MEMORIES.......... how wonderful, mine are from 50`s and 60`s, our parents were not afraid to let us play french cricket on the road (not much traffic ), We walked home from school, come rain...

    trix56 says: Believe me, it WASN'T safe back then either. I had 2 horrifying experiences with child predators back in the early 60's but back then I didn't know I should tell someone. At least these days most children are educated about "stranger danger". Even though the problem is often found much closer to home.

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