Mom’s smile, semolina porridge with lumps and the smell of fallen leaves during an autumn walk – our memory stores many lovely moments that arise before our eyes at different periods of life.
Often the most vivid memories of childhood seem to us, especially about parents. Have you ever thought about what your kids will remember about you? Let’s try to open this veil of secrecy.
The mystery of childhood memory
Children’s memory, like a sponge, absorbs minor episodes and vivid events that will be stored in a person throughout his life.
These pictures can pop up unexpectedly or on occasion. Scientists have not come to a consensus on from what age the memories are deposited in the head of a child – from the age of three or from six, or maybe even from two.
It can be said unambiguously that what was laid down in childhood is necessarily reflected in learning at school, the general perception of the world, and the formation of the views of an adult.
1. Unexplained phrases
Many parents in everyday life have phrases that do not always have a direct meaning, but said at certain moments, they are remembered. For example, “you don’t need sugar for breakfast, you are already sweet enough.” Or in difficult times, when you refuse to eat porridge, you could hear: “Am I going to feed you fried meat ?!”
2. Delivery of the “superhero” to bed
You played enough and walked up to such an extent that you don’t have the strength to get to bed. Parents carefully carried the half-asleep in their arms along with their favorite toy.
3. Joint time
Children may not remember what kind of ice cream you ate in the park, but there will remain the feeling that it was fun with dad and mom while walking, riding on rides or on a snow slide, while relaxing at sea.
4. Important tips
When a conflict or unpleasant situation happened, the children went to their parents for help and advice. It is very good if the adults did not read the lectures, but gave a sensible hint or pushed for an independent decision. It’s a wonderful experience of a lifetime!
5. Respect for elders
A kid can learn not to interrupt elders, to be respectful to the elderly, only by adopting the illustrative example of his parents.
You can talk a hundred times about these rules, but if you have directly opposite facts before your eyes, then you should not hope for their implementation.
It is these and other childhood memories that shape an adult with ethical and moral values. And the foundation on which he will rely on as he walks through life depends on how you behave next to your child now.