Even though Crewniverse stated that they have no intent on poofed Steven because he will be DEAD! but they have KILLED his Childhood
Compare Gem Glow and Mindful Education
Gem Glow Steven is a Happy-Go-Lucky kid and the most optimistic character who love to sang about Ice Cream! and his childlike innocence and hope often kept the show grounded in the face of the outright depressing and horrifying things that happened to the characters.
Mindful Education Steven is now beginning to be traumatized after he was unable to turn Bismuth, Jasper and Eyeball good. He doesn't see Rose Quartz as his mom anymore after learning about her being a liar and killing Pink Diamond! Even Though Connie convince him that is NOT his fault. Steven is still haunted by this! He's now experienced the same thing that CGs and everyone go though! I think he's still happy-go-lucky kid but not the one from Gem Glow anymore. Man! I have to say but this episode confirm that Steven's Childhood is........ DEAD!