Thank you for the tips Kerry and Deb.
In regards to your advice Deb, you said “Write as an adult when an adult is the one experiencing the whole scene”. But what if there’s only a child in the story and no adult? I’m writing a story based on a 3rd person limited POV of a boy but there are some parts in which I use an adult tone to describe what goes on in a scene.
For example, “He (little boy) enjoyed that refreshing summer breeze. It felt like paintbrushes tickling his cheeks.”
In this case a little boy like him would not be able to make the comparison between a breeze and a brush. Would this comparison still be allowed? I know it wouldn’t be allowed in a first person story where the narrator is 8 years old. But this is not a first person POV. Would it be ok?