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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Empress Elisabeth Of Austria - Hungarian Coronation
... 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 ...
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 the ... 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 ...
Alfred Adler - Basic Principles - Parent Education
... neurotic conditions (depression, anxiety, etc.), is to train a child to be and feel an equal part of the family ... 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 strategies ...
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) ... 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 ...
Autolycus - Life and Major Events
... of the famous 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word child:

    The “universal moments” of child rearing are in fact nothing less than a confrontation with the most basic problems of living in society: a facing through one’s children of all the conflicts inherent in human relationships, a clarification of issues that were unresolved in one’s own growing up. The experience of child rearing not only can strengthen one as an individual but also presents the opportunity to shape human relationships of the future.
    Elaine Heffner (20th century)

    The child benefits more from being valued than evaluated.
    Don Dinkmeyer (20th century)

    The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.
    Benjamin Spock (20th century)