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Childhood Years – English Question for Discussion

Childhood Years – and English Question for Discussion with illustrated flashcards and selected reading to improve your reading and speaking abilities and expand your vocabulary

Do you feel that children should be sheltered from unhappiness?

What from your childhood has proved most valuable?

What from your childhood has proved to be most difficult to overcome?

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What is child abuse and neglect?

Child abuse isn’t just about black eyes. While physical abuse is shocking due to the marks it leaves, not all signs of child abuse are as obvious. Ignoring a child’s needs, putting them in unsupervised, dangerous situations, exposing them to perilous situations, or making them feel worthless or stupid are also forms of child abuse and neglect—and they can leave deep, lasting scars on kids.

Regardless of the type of abuse, the result is serious emotional harm. But there is help available. If you suspect a child is suffering from abuse or neglect, it’s important to speak out. By catching the problem as early as possible, both the child and the abuser can get the help they need.


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8 comments on “Childhood Years – English Question for Discussion”

    • Thank you for your comment, Soroosh.
      scared from = scared of. So you should write: scared of darkness / dark places

  1. When I was at high school my late father decided to send me to a large city [Shiraz] to study at one of the best high school of Shiraz at that time. I left my home at age of 15 and lived alone in a city without direct supervision of my parents. Most of my classmates were from wealthy or high educated family and had much more facilities that I had. But despite all my difficulties there was a big will and motivation inside me at that tender age -which I have not exactly known from where came, how produced and developed within my body and soul- that thrive and pushed me to do my best even beyond my expectation to reach a point that I took the first rank in the high school and then went forward to medical university. This periods of years were both most valuable and at the same time most difficult experience of my childhood.

    • Such a very influential and moving story, which is also true. Congratulations on your staggering success!

      * one of the best high schools
      * highly educated families
      * more facilities than
      * Thrive is an intransitive verb, which means it cannot have any object.
      * It’s better to write: obtained the first rank

  2. 1. Yes, ofcourse. I believe all children must have this right to live comfortably and be happy. Sadly in today’s world, this wish is unrealistic.
    2. I have a friend since I was eight years old and we’re still in contact. This friendship is really precious and valuable to me.
    3. I’m not sure yet, but I used to compare myself a lot with my friends and my classmates. It took me a while (and I’m still in progress) to learn that not everybody should be good at certain things and each person has her/his own talents and gifts and that is why we should not compare ourselves with anybody.

    • It is undoubted that children should enjoy a reasonable level of comfort and have access to sufficient facilities to grow and thrive in life. Nevertheless, I believe too much comfort can spoil children and make them totally dependent on their parents. Children and especially teenagers around the age of puberty should consciously deal with some hardship in a moderate manner. Challenges can make them stronger for their future.

      ofcourse = of course

    • Hi Armaghan,
      It means what specific aspect of your childhood or your experience from that period has turned out to be really important or significant. We use ‘prove’ here as a strong word to show that as an adult, you are now certain that that event or experience in your childhood has been genuinely significant.


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