There may be a child vying for your attention, there may be a teen looking for validation during a world-altering moment, there may be a younger self feeling alone and needing someone to tell them that yes, in the future, everything is going to be OK.
They all exist within and are a part of your emotional body. Ignoring any/all of them may put you in a place where things remain unhealed, unresolved and very painful.
As you embrace the changes going on in your existence, it is also vitally important to embrace all parts of yourself.
That child, teen and younger self helped you get where you are today. You are functioning in the world and have moved through many challenging experiences because they were right there with you. Hold them close, thank them for helping, treat them with the same respect and love you give others. You (and they) are so worthy and deserving of that love!