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Do children grow up too quickly nowadays?

Post by TalkingPoint » Tue Aug 05, 2003 4:47 pm

Do children grow up too quickly nowadays?
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Re: Do you think that children grow up too quickly nowadays?

Post by judy » Fri Aug 08, 2003 8:16 am

Talking Point wrote:Do you think that children grow up too quickly nowadays?
yes, i think so. they are growing too quickly not only in their physical bodies, but further in their inner minds.
sometimes, you would be awakward if you couldn't have paid more attention to their questions and asking.
i think it's better to try to be their friends and to get development altogether while they're growing up.


Yes, children grow up too quickly nowadays.

Post by Anne » Tue Aug 12, 2003 9:55 am

To certain extent children nowadays grow too quickly mentally so much so that they are like adults trapped in chidren's body.


children are intelligent

Post by harsh » Sun Aug 31, 2003 4:49 am

yes we have seen today's children talking things which a person of his father's age doesn't know. children are now intelligent from their birthtime
they are taking more interest in internet, extra curricular activities and sports. infact children today, are really smart!


Post by detective » Fri Sep 05, 2003 8:27 am

I dont think so. Nowadays everything goes fast. If children dont grow quickly ( as u said ) they cant catch up with the development of these around them. Maybe they do something their parents find it difficult to accept, something not really good but they also get many increditable achivements in a lot of aspects :D


Post by sk » Sun Sep 14, 2003 12:57 am

yes, kids are really growing up fastly nowadays
when i look at my cousin, she is 12 years old, i see that her mind and her interest are really different from those i had when i was her age. she wants to kiss boys and go to parties, when i was her age all i wanted was to play with my dools


Re: Do you think that children grow up too quickly nowadays?

Post by Guest » Wed Sep 17, 2003 10:59 am

Talking Point wrote:Do you think that children grow up too quickly nowadays?
:D..First of all I will introduce myself I am praveen working in bangalore. I was born and brought up in kerala. I found there is a huge difference between children in kerala and Bangalore, here in bangalore children are growing fastly compare to kerala especially girls. I think their food habits may be the reason. If u look at a girl at the age of 5-15 u can see their growth, when I was doing my schooling my class mates (girls) were small in size. But now days girls are big in size.

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Post by Hong Nhung » Tue Sep 23, 2003 10:49 am

In my opinion ,I see that children today grow too quickly ,which is both about their phsycology and their phisic .It is because they are looked after better now than children used to be .They have more opportunities to recive and contact with many modern achivements .For example ,a child at the age of 4 or 5 can know sth even very much about the way of using a TV or so on .In addition ,children also have many chances to do many modern things without any difficult .
I think this is good for them .They can be more confident in the future .However ,because of a wide range knowleage of many fields they can do sth not good .It shouldn't be for them .
In short ,I agree that children grow too quickly today .


Post by Guest » Tue Sep 23, 2003 12:27 pm

Because their nourishment is very well.


childern grow quickly

Post by sandeep » Tue Sep 23, 2003 10:05 pm

Yes they do. Growth here means mental growth and not physical. This is precisely because of the unbelievable kind of knowledge exposure which they are getting now a days .This knowledge exposure is mainly in the form of media exposure. In other words we can say that childern lose their innosence earlier than ever before which i believe is harmful.



Post by Guest » Wed Sep 24, 2003 6:36 am

Yea i think a days due to fastness or sharpness of media the sexual drive of children is fast as it was before...Thats why they think about mature & adult contents at age of 10-12 i.e. love,kiss,movies etc..
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Post by suzana » Thu Sep 25, 2003 12:11 am

I don't know if 'nowadays' is the right expression.
I feel that they are more clever because they have more information about everything.
Parents talk to them very often, they can get any piece of informtion they want.
Actually, I think my son is growing up too fast. He grows up whereas I'm aging.[/u][/i][/b]


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Post by member-eclub » Sun Sep 28, 2003 12:01 pm

I think that children grow up too quickly nowadays is very normal. there are many reasons but in my opinion, the main reason is that our society has changed dramatically, more modern much. This also means there are many opportunities and challenges for children so they have to grow up too quickly to adjust themselves with their environment.However, that is good or bad depends on your thought. do you agree?


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Post by discipulus2001 » Sun Sep 28, 2003 3:30 pm

Yes, I do. Mostly, because today´s world is completely different, more accessible and many changes happenned since then. The speed which the changes have been happening are crucial to this more accelerated growing of our children and "you can not to bathe twice in the same river" ) . It singnifies that they are winning the classical battle of life. They will survive. We will go on in the face of the Earth.


Post by gonca » Mon Sep 29, 2003 7:30 am

:? yes maybe it's right to think that children grow too fast but we cannot know whether this is good or bad,from one aspect this is good because by this way they become more logical people,but from another point becoming an adult needs to do everything in an order, you cannot hide any of your fault bu saying yau are still child. i think we should let our children live and feel their physical age's habits and feelings



Post by RUIZHU » Fri Oct 03, 2003 1:49 am



Children have grown up fastly nowadays.

Post by Milly » Fri Oct 17, 2003 1:49 am

:wink: see from children in metal, yeah, nowdays, children can get different information from Tv,film,magazin,etc . So then our children know everything, not only they should know, but also they should not know, at least something they should know at their childhood. My nephew somes talked with me, some words she taked surprized me. Her mature opinions,but she is only 5 years old. on one side, her words amused me ,but on other side, I think without child's puerile, she seems not very cute. see from children in pysical, yeah, because of rich nourishment of nowdays food, and hormone exist in some kinds of food.



Post by costadina » Wed Oct 22, 2003 4:30 pm

I believe that children do grow up faster nowadays, but that is because they have to. When everything around them changes and becomes more complicated than it used to, they either have to grow up and mature fast or risk being left behind. Also, they know more than their parents did at their age, because there is more to know. :o



Post by kirk » Sat Nov 22, 2003 11:25 pm

I believe that children are the future assets of thier countries. However, few countries really take care of children by providing proper education, housing and health care. But in many countries, especially in developing countries, child labor is very much practiced. Children cannot go the school, instead they have to help financially at home and earn money by selling themselves or by picking up from dampers suppose useful items and sell them later.
One thirh of the population earns less that a dollar a day, and african children before they reach the age of four are simply dead. It is estimated that 2,500 children in african died every day. We all know the statistics of it, but those in power do nothing to prevent those casualties. Rich or developed nations area racing to conquer the oceans and the space instead of putting their hands on a human being.
We really do not care any more. After all their lives are of insignificance. Well, that is wrong. We lucky that have food and shelter every day.
We think in ourselves first, possible in ourselves again, and nothing about anybody else.
We have lost the sense of human values. We have transformed ourselves to material items first then in humans. Dignity and family values are old fashion. What a petty.


Post by bluestone » Sun Nov 23, 2003 3:46 am

This world changed so fast in the last ten years.It's a crazy decade in the elder eyes.Now Chidren receive more information from Tv,internet,cartoon,movies,etc which we even won't imagine in our childhood.I don't hope child grow up in such a circumstance full around violence,sexy.We should give children a clean,healthy life style.


Post by fallen » Fri Dec 19, 2003 8:50 am

becuz they r well fed n educated...i dunno im not sure

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Post by mona » Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:14 pm

According to my won point of view i think that kids now a day with the whole revolutionary inventions and with the wide use of internet and digital world wide satelites i guess its hard now a days to find pure and inoocent kids as the old days .. every thing in this whole whorld makes them grow so fast ..and its some what unfaire for them coz here comes the parents role which so much pressure now is been held on them in keeping thier kids a way of some dangerous curves

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Oh yes!

Post by adriana_a » Thu Sep 30, 2004 1:57 pm

Oh yes, definately! I look at myself and nowadays teenagers...we look almost the same; well it's even worse...'coz they look more mature than me..hehe...I think they've lost that essential part of their life, childhood 'coz of TV, computers, Internet etc. They don't know how is to be a child...those innocent games...
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Post by Arale » Thu Sep 30, 2004 3:00 pm

The living standard is significantly improved each day so that children grow up so quickly is so normal.They are also more clever than us.


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Post by Gloria » Thu Nov 04, 2004 12:56 pm

I do think that nowadays children are growing up too quickly to certain extent. What I mean is their phsycology .
I think it is because the world is growing too fast, children can have more opportunities to recive and contact with many modern achivements , such as via the mass media, TV programmes, internet, newspaper, etc..
All these mass media provide a lot of new information to them which I think is good to them. However, not all the informations are positive, so I hope their parents can help them to define what is good and what is bad but not just let them to get
all the information which are provided to them.

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Post by Arale » Sun Nov 07, 2004 8:28 am

I do think that nowadays children are growing up too quickly to certain extent. What I mean is their phsycology .
Gloria, you are right.Chirdren grow up quickly in both physical and spiritual aspects.They are taller than us, bigger than us and may be clever than us(I am not sure, however :roll: ).In my country,they also love at a much younger age than our generation as well. :wink:


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Look at our society

Post by skhaiblu » Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:28 am

Look at our society. There are wars, terrorist and so on. It surely affects how our children grow. In fact, there's always a changing of era. So, the way society define things is different now. Children nowadays grows up quickier compared with decades ago, whether it's mentality and physiological.

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Nowadays, children have more chance to do a lot of things

Post by ndt7981 » Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:24 am

Ten years ago and back then, each family had five or six children, even more. But nowadays, each family only has one or two children, so they have a good education and have more chance to do a lot of things

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Re: childern grow quickly

Post by luckygirl9 » Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:10 pm

sandeep wrote: This is precisely because of the unbelievable kind of knowledge exposure which they are getting now a days .This knowledge exposure is mainly in the form of media exposure.
I absolutely agree with this opinion which point out the principle reason why children grow so quickly nowadays,they are under stress!Well,maybe not in every country has such situations,I can just say in China,the compete on studies has even expanded to kindergarten children!Parents make them attend various kinds of lessons at weekends,such as drawing,paino,English,Maths contest trainings and many,so we can hear children complaining about their black weekends or holidays,for they even don't have enough time of their own.They can't do the things they are dying to do,just holding out with friends,listening to music,matching up the pictures...Too many lessons will shorten their freedom and then go straight to cut down their creative power as well as spontaneity.
However,standing at the side of our parents,we may learn about how axious they are!In order to portray their child in their imagnative modal,they can spent most or all of the money on that.They may don't care about what his child drawed from something from the lessons or trainings,they will insist their behaviors.
In this society,we know the eliminate rate is becoming higher and higher which pushes us to catch up with the main tide,to learn more knowledge you need even if you are busy working.As parents have already realized the importance of it,they will surely transform this thought to a very young child.
Looking at this,the government started to spring up some policies to make up something for the poor children,wanna reaturn an amazing childhood to them and allow them put down their stress,but who knows how good will be the effects?


Post by Guest » Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:27 pm

Not much opinion about this. Just wanted to say that I've found it really cute whenever I see my little nephews are on the computer. The eight-year-old boy has his own yahoo account. :lol: The five-year-old one gets on the computer to play games, same thing for his younger brother.

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Post by yuniu » Thu Nov 11, 2004 7:48 am

Because of the world globlization and computerization, children’s horizon are broaden widely. They can easily touch the latest renovations which make them refreshed all the time. Physically they are smarter. However they are programmed like a robot.

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Post by jasminefu623 » Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:31 am

I think childern nowadays are growing up too fast.
Many of the children now will do illegal think when they are just at the age below 10, such as have sex with others, and may make themselves have baby, as I know, the youngest one have a baby is 12!Also, look at the stars of the "Harry Potter" films, they are just 14-16, but they juat look like 20 something.
So. as a result, I think the children nowadays are growing up too fast.

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Post by Rodrigo Klassen » Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:25 am

yeah, i agree with this statement.
nowadays, children do many things that i didn't use to do when i was their age. i think it's bad, because they are loosing their chilhood and it'll never come back. many of them will be problematic adults.
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Post by crazyoddygal » Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:24 am

i'm really sorry to hear about the 12-year-old mother :( is it your fault, adults? in Vietnam, we have the same phenomenon like luckygirl9 has said. the children have to learn to take an examination in order to get into the 1st form. what should they learn? they're supposed to learn from the ABC when they attend the 1st class! i can't understand why their parents urge them to study that much seriously. they are children, and they need their childhood. i remember when i was a child, i didn't know what the internet is, or how to use a computer. still i could live very well, with the love of my parents and brother. but look at what's out there. the primary children live almost their time at school, the secondary children spend their time hanging out with friends, they don't meet their parents for whole the day. it's not good, obviously not good.
in the future, when i have children, i won't let them do that way. my children may not be excellent ones, but those ones who have emotions!
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Post by authorityquery » Fri Apr 29, 2005 5:12 pm

I don't think it's a good think, because if children grow too fast, many things will change.Growing fast of children is warning people. I can believe that a 10 year-olds boy have true love and maybe have sex with his girlfriend???Terrible.
But inthe other hand I think it good because when children grow up fast they can study everything faster. And they can become a leader though still young. It's good.
In general, everything has two sides(disadvantage and advantage).
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Post by Kathfap » Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:55 am

I guess the children are easily involved for adult behaviours. Their parents are the first persons that make possible these changes. The children are like a sponge absorb all. The society are changed quickly, consequently all its members must make the same. I think that many children can't resist the demands of new world. :?

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Post by Bambang » Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:07 pm

First of all, we've got to divide it into two categories, physically and mentally.

In my opinion, there is no significant difference between past generations and today's generation in the physical growth.

However, it's really significant the difference of the two in the mental growth. To me, it could be positive or negative. It depends!

If they know too much on something that they shouldn't know, then it's not good. If they do something that they musn't do, then it's even worse. Can you imagine a 11 year old girl has sex with her playmate. What if she gets pregnant. How hard it is for her to be a young mother at that age. She is supposed to be a cute nice girl. This's absolutely negative.

However, it would be a positive thing if they know a lot about technology, such as computer, internet, or the like. The most important thing is how to guide them to the right direction.
authorityquery wrote:...when children grow up fast they can study everything faster. And they can become a leader though still young. It's good.
My friend, there is no correlation between fast growing and potency to be a leader.
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Post by lady » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:12 am

yes of course i believe that because everything change in life they are learning everything on internet they are eat horman nutrients e.t.c

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Re: Do children grow up too quickly nowadays?

Post by Stanley » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:42 am

Yes they certainly do. Childhood is a valuable time in a person's life and should be retained for as long as possible. Even at 18 or still living under their parents roof they should be regularly reminded they are a child and must accept all their parents rules and regulations, and of course discipline. They need to be protected from the nasty things in this world and not be exposed to any of it, not even on TV.
The World of Pop and their noise machines (note I don't say music) is probably the most guilty.
Being made aware makes them more curious.
Keep them young.

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Re: Do children grow up too quickly nowadays?

Post by Annaa » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:48 am

Yeah ,children are growing up so fast nowdays.
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Re: Do children grow up too quickly nowadays?

Post by supersju » Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:44 pm

Most children jump out of bed at about 7o' clock every morning. After getting up, most children go into the bathroom. I go into the bathroom and take a shower. In short, I'm not at all like most children. I don't like to go to bed at night. But I don't mind getting up in the morning. I usually wake up before my mother calls me. I get dressed, brush my teeth, comb my hair, and put on my clothes. In conclusion, it’s that way every day with most children. Perhaps some day they will learn to get up on time, but I really don’t think so.

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Re: Do children grow up too quickly nowadays?

Post by halfknot » Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:22 pm

We grow up faster mainly because of the internet. We interact with more older people than in the real life on forums and on chats.We hear more opinions about more subjects and more forms of exprimation. But I don't think is a fast grow-up for these days, it's just normal
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Re: Do children grow up too quickly nowadays?

Post by irenapol » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:32 am

Yes, they really do. Especially your own children;) But in general, not only are children taller, but they know so much more than we used to know being children. It's due to the development of technology and the world in general. There are educational programes for children on TV, there are great books, computer games to help children develop. However, growing and developing too fast is not always good for children's emotional well-being.

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Re: Do children grow up too quickly nowadays?

Post by jamsmith » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:38 am

It is very true that children are now growing up very quickly in term of physical and mental abilities but the reason behind is that they are getting much resources than that of children in old days .Modern Parents are very careful about what their children are doing ,what they think and most important what they wish,They (parents)try their level best to avail all the possible resources for their children and also try to understand them psychologically

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Re: Do children grow up too quickly nowadays?

Post by nicbase » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:55 pm

I am sure that people think that childreen grow up too quickly nowadays. It is not a good thing, because children are not enought mature. More over seem to be older poeple than they are actually. I want to add that thier childhood is shorter, so they do not develop properly. Children need time , when they play games, computer games and they have no less problems. They should watch TV and read books and meet with their friens. It is really important for their menthal development. Kids need time when they are not nervous.

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Did most people agree or dissagree that children grow up too quickly mowadays

Post by nicbase » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:15 pm

{-: I think that children grow up too quickly nowadays, because value thier childhood. Some of them quickly bagin to dress up like adulds , smoking and drinking alkohol. They do not appreciate this time, when they can more sleep, play games, play computer games, have toys and no problems. They can have fun with their friends and they need it to develop properly. Istead of pleasant times, they would rather look like adulds. Growing up is too quickly. They lost a lot of pleasant, and they might be regret it in the future. In my opinion most people do not agree with these opinion, because they afford their children to destroy their childchood. It is not a good information, but i will try affect some poeple opinion. {-:

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Re: Do children grow up too quickly nowadays?

Post by alicpryl » Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:16 pm

Yes, I think that chldren grow up too quickly nowadays.
In my opinion o lot of children have too many responsibilities at home and at school.
It makes children more responsible and mature.
On the one hand it's good but on the other hand children can't have fun and they are limited.

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