My year and a half old son the other day spoke his first full sentence to me the other day and I almost bawled. It seems like it was just a few days ago I was changing his diaper delicately, making sure not to agitate his umbilical cord wound. Now, he's throwing sentences at me? It's bananas.
Maybe I'm just getting getting old, but it seems like kids are maturing a lot faster now than they used to. Just look at this story about an 8-year-old girl who wanted to take up running because her elementary school crush called her fat.
Even if you look at the kid's clothing aisles in stores, you see clothes that sexualize children who don't even know what the function of a semi-colon is, and it's kinda infuriating.