It is particularly important to act responsibly, as an adult, so that your children will feel a sense of security and have a good role model to look up to. However, this does not mean that you are trying to make them a carbon copy of you.

The years of childhood are the shortest time in our lives, before we know it, we are adolescents and having to learn about accountability and responsibility, which is why it is important to allow a child to be a child when they are a child.

I know that in this world it is not always possible for a young child , to be free to live a child’s life as some are having to take on the role of parenting the parent or looking out for their siblings at the age of six or seven.

This is very unfortunate as they have had to grow up fast and take on the feelings of stress and anxiety at an early age when they should have been free to not take on the strains of responsibility.

In countries where there is war and poverty, they have really had no choice, once they can walk and talk, they must help to contribute to the welfare of their parents and siblings in order for them to save themselves from hunger.

Bearing in mind this also happened back in Victorian England where there was a lot of poverty, not only did children have to steal and beg but were put to work in factories as soon as they were able.

The point I am making is that childhood is a noticeably fleeting time that we have in our lives, as much as we can, we need to let our children enjoy their youth.

I have noticed when I was a child , looking through my innocent mind, I would view ‘grown up people’ and later learn, how they are conditioned to behave or act in a certain way, there dress sense and the activities they would do as they got older. I found that people seemed to look older by the way they dressed or carried themselves.

Just because you are older does not mean you have to start behaving or acting as if you are written off.

I come from a family where most of them are blessed with youthful ways and appear to look younger than their age, they never gave up on themselves they involve themselves in sports and challenges that some people who are younger than them would say “I’m too old to do that” they would have a good laugh and just enjoy the freedom of just being.

I always imagined that when people got married, once their children had grown up and had their children it would be rocking chairs, pipes and slippers, flowery dresses, and head scarfs.

If you thought that you had cut all ties with your inner child, then it is time to get back in touch. Embrace your inner child and reclaim the joy that you once saw in the world. (“Embrace Your Inner Child With These 5 Great Tips”)

There is nothing other than death that is holding us back from being and feeling youthful and embracing our inner child. My parents kept their youthful ways and looks and there was no such excuse as “too old to do” climbing mountains, wall climbing, and other activities, that people would assume are for just kids, they would take part in anything they could and encourage other to do so. If you were unable because of a health condition just being there enjoying the moment made you feel a part of it.

I have always said act responsibly but don’t be afraid to be yourself, we all have our idiosyncratic ways and there is nothing wrong with that. Don’t lose your inner child because somebody else does not want to embrace theirs.

Act childishly at times as long as you are not harming anyone else.

Don’t be blinded by when other people say that your too old to do this or that.

Rid yourself of the stigma of being too old, take part in the exciting challenges of life without caring.

Just be who you are, forget judgement and criticism.


In everything there must be a balance embracing your inner child does not mean becoming reckless and irresponsible.

The Scripture of Balance

Natalie Bleau

1 comment
  • Karen
    October 31, 2021

    I love it – keeping my inner child playful has helped me enormously 👍

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