I cannot recall having them as a child, however my mom said I had them.
My son seems to have them often. He either wakes ups on the middle of the night with pain or complains about it early in the morning.
I guess growing is painful. If is a biological growth, like in the case of my son, it can be explained due to the cells in the muscles and bones growing. That is where the pain comes from.
There is other type of grow pain. The pain that comes with change in your life. The type of growing pain that it is not addressed as often, but is real, and common but unspoken. Sometimes change is hard on us and make us be unsure if we want to continue with our projects. Sometimes we have to continue growing even when it means that we have to change our life.
The good thing about growing pain, is that, when we reach our growth, the pain stops. In the case of my son, I might still have a few years left. Nothing a warm oil massage and some kisses do not take away.
In my own case, well, I do not know for how long, but I know as I reach my goals the pain will stop because that would mean my project is doing well. I know as soon as one project ends, I will start another one, which means a new type of pain will start but that also means that I can grow more and learn new things. Pain is not bad, pain helps us know we are alive.
It is good to learn to deal with the pain of getting into new things. You learn, you grow, you become a better person. It is easy if you have a good support system. Do not grow alone, find someone that can help you grow. Do not be afraid of the pain, do not be afraid of grow, so not be afraid of change.
Change is hard, but we have to adapt. It can be painful but we have to be strong. Change will help you grow.
How do you deal with change?