Childhood is that base on which the entire building called “life” stands. It is flexible. Whatever you inculcate in the mind of a child is there to stay for a long, long time, unless of course the child changes things for himself as he grows old through sense experience.
Every little thing in one’s childhood has a role to play in the future; interests, hobbies, dreams, fears, beliefs and health issues. Recent studies have suggested that stress in childhood, be it in the form of a tragic event or neglect by parents can make a severe damage on the child’s future, by harnessing his immune system, making him more prone to skin cancer.
This study was conducted by the scientists of Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and involved the study of Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), which is a type of skin cancer tumor. It is generally considered to be nothing severe and is not malignant as scientists suggest that one’s immune system is capable enough to fight against such cancer types. However, things are way too different if your body’s immune system is weakened due to early exposure to stress and mental turbulences.
The studies also suggested that early life stress can not only trigger skin cancer in an individual’s later life, but also cause ovarian cancer—as it too is a result of immunogenic tumors.
It is thus very crucial for parents to prevent their children from being exposed to any form of stress and give them a happy and healthy childhood that they will fondly recall as they grow old. Spend as much time with your children as possible and always make them talk to you. Your child might be an introvert, but it is your responsibility to convince him that he can open up to you without any hesitation.
As it is rightly said, happiness is the key to solve every problem.