TOEFL Essay Topic 133 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? A person`s childhood years (the time from birth to twelve years of age) are the most important years of a person`s life. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Some people consider childhood years as the most important periods of a person`s life, whereas others do not think about
Some people consider childhood years as the most important periods of a person`s life, whereas others do not think about it. I would like to side with the former people through discussing two main reasons.
First, Childhood is a crucial period because development of body, especially for brain development, is achieved only through this period. Brain is the core part of our body and mind and its role is most important in managing person`s life. Accoring to psychologists, brain development is finished by three years old therefore we should be very causious about environmental problems which might block the development of brain.
Second, due to the fact that most moral habits and dispositions(e.g. morality) are formed in childhood, we have no choice but to emphasize that period. Morality is consist of moral knowledge, moral affection, and moral habit but moral affection and moral habit are mostly formed in childhood. Thus we, especially parents and teachers, should care young people of early childhood and childhood with tantative and consistent causion to get a good sense of morality and polite behaviors.
Not to mention of good food, shelter and cloth, it is true that the way of nurturing children is vital to their future lives. Even though there can be many important times in life, I believe that childhood years are the most important of our lives.