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
... 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 ...
Autolycus - Life and Major Events
... 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 ...
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 was to have ... 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 feared he ... In Ovid's Metamorphoses, the child is thrown from the walls by the Greek victors (13, 413ff) ... herald Talthybius reveals to Andromache that Odysseus has convinced the council to have the child thrown from the walls, and the child is in this way killed ...
Empress Elisabeth Of Austria - Hungarian Coronation
... used every excuse 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:

    However painful the process of leaving home, for parents and for children, the really frightening thing for both would be the prospect of the child never leaving home.
    Robert Neelly Bellah (20th century)

    The frantic search of five-year-olds for friends can thus be seen to forecast the beginnings of a basic shift in the parent-child relationship, a shift which will occur gradually over many long years, and in which a child needs not only the support of child allies engaged in the same struggle but also the understanding of his parents.
    Dorothy H. Cohen (20th century)

    A young child is no longer simply a child; he or she is a preschooler, poised at the starting gate in the race of life.
    Neil Kurshan (20th century)