Child

Biologically, a child (plural: children) is generally a human between the stages of birth and puberty. Some vernacular definitions of a child include the fetus, as being an unborn child. The legal definition of "child" generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority. "Child" may also describe a relationship with a parent (such as sons and daughters of any age) or, metaphorically, an authority figure, or signify group membership in a clan, tribe, or religion; it can also signify being strongly affected by a specific time, place, or circumstance, as in "a child of nature" or "a child of the Sixties".

Read more about Child:  Legal, Biological, and Social Definitions, Socialization, Attitudes Toward Children, Age of Responsibility, One-child Policy, Child Mortality

Other articles related to "child":

Alfred Adler - Basic Principles - Parent Education
... to various neurotic conditions (depression, anxiety, etc.), is to train a child to be and feel an equal part of the family ... The responsibility to the optimal development of the child is not limited to the Mother or Father but to teachers and society more broadly ... When a child does not feel equal and is enacted upon (abused through pampering or neglect) they are likely to develop inferiority or superiority complexes and various ...
Empress Elisabeth Of Austria - Hungarian Coronation
... later decided that she wanted a fourth child ... Dubbed the "Hungarian child", she was born in Buda-Pest ten months after her parents' coronation and baptised there in April ... Determined to bring this last child up by herself, Elisabeth finally had her way ...
Autolycus - Life and Major Events
... Odysseus (Homer 24.330), and he was responsible for the naming of the child as well ... This happened when the nurse of the child Eurycleia "laid the child upon his knees and spoke, and addressed him Autolycus, find now thyself a name to give ...
Alope
... Alope left the infant in the open to die of exposure, but a passing mare suckled the child until it was found by shepherds, who fell into a dispute as to who ... The case was brought before Cercyon, who, on recognizing by the dress whose child the boy was, ordered Alope to be imprisoned in order to be put to ...
Astyanax
... During the Trojan War, Andromache hid the child in Hector's tomb but the child was discovered, and his fate was debated by the Greeks, for if he were allowed to live ... In Ovid's Metamorphoses, the child is thrown from the walls by the Greek victors (13, 413ff) ... that Odysseus has convinced the council to have the child thrown from the walls, and the child is in this way killed ...

Famous quotes containing the word child:

    The child as a monument to the passion of two people; the will to oneness in two.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    The idea of feminine authority is so deeply embedded in the human subconscious that even after all these centuries of father-right the young child instinctively regards the mother as the supreme authority. He looks upon the father as equal with himself, equally subject to the woman’s rule. Children have to be taught to love, honor, and respect the father.
    Elizabeth Gould Davis (b. 1910)

    A man’s maturity: that is to have rediscovered the seriousness he possessed as a child at play.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)