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My Son’s Growth

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The author had three children: her eldest daughter was in the second year of a postgraduate course, her eldest son was in the third year at university, and her second son was in the third year of senior high school. The author was a restless and impatient person, and brought up her children in a less than calm atmosphere. She did not recognize the different stages of growth of her eldest son, although it is impossible to recognize every moment of a child's growth. The transiency of autumn insects which must die soon, like the story of Freddie the Leaf, could never be understood by a little child. Nor can a small child understand the philosophy of 'life's rotation' that the end of a life is linked to the birth of another. She felt happy at her son's open feelings and he became very dear to her.

Keywords: child's growth; Freddie the Leaf; son



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