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How childhood memories define who you become

“Tell me 2 or 3 childhood memories before age 8 . . . and I’ll tell you everything about you. Guaranteed.”–Dr. Kevin Lehman

One of my favorite Christian child psychologists/authors is Dr. Kevin Lehman. Not only is he laugh-out-loud hysterical, but he always zeroes in on hard truths about parenting and working with children. I’ve been recently reading What Your Childhood Memories Say About You, in which he develops the premise that our childhood memories and dreams profoundly impact our future professions and 51T2fggmdbL._AA160_personalities. No surprise–I concur with his findings. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t drawing or coloring. By second grade, I considered myself an author, and my mother encouraged my story-writing by typing up my prose and helping me make little books by folding typing paper into halves and quarters and stapling the bindings. I drew illustrations on every other page. Continue reading