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

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Autolycus - Life and Major Events
... warrior 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 to thy child's own child be sure he has long ...
Alope
... before Cercyon, who, on recognizing by the dress whose child the boy was, ordered Alope to be imprisoned in order to be put to death, and her child to be exposed again ...
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, it was ... In Ovid's Metamorphoses, the child is thrown from the walls by the Greek victors (13, 413ff) ... Andromache that Odysseus has convinced the council to have the child thrown from the walls, and the child is in this way killed ...
Alfred Adler - Basic Principles - Parent Education
... a tendency 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 accompanying compensation ...
Empress Elisabeth Of Austria - Hungarian Coronation
... to avoid pregnancy, Elisabeth 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word child:

    Awareness of having better things to do with their lives is the secret to immunizing our children against false values—whether presented on television or in “real life.” The child who finds fulfillment in music or reading or cooking or swimming or writing or drawing is not as easily convinced that he needs recognition or power or some “high” to feel worthwhile.
    Polly Berrien Berends (20th century)

    Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
    Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

    When we of the so-called better classes are scared as men were never scared in history at material ugliness and hardship; when we put off marriage until our house can be artistic, and quake at the thought of having a child without a bank-account and doomed to manual labor, it is time for thinking men to protest against so unmanly and irreligious a state of opinion.
    William James (1842–1910)