Children

Some articles on children:

Wug Test - Description
... There are two...?" Children who have successfully acquired the allomorph /z/ of the plural morpheme will respond wugs /wʌɡz/ ... Very young children are baffled by the question and are unable to answer correctly, sometimes responding with "Two wug." Preschoolers aged 4 to 5 test best in dealing with /z/ after a voiced consonant, and ... Children in the first year of primary school were almost fully competent with both /s/ and /z/ ...
Proverb - Use in Conversation
... Proverbs are used in conversation by adults more than children, partially because adults have learned more proverbs than children ... Additionally, children have not mastered the patterns of metaphorical expression that are invoked in proverb use ...
Orbona
... In Roman mythology, Orbona was the goddess who granted new children to parents who had become childless ... She was also the goddess of children, especially orphans ...
Classifications - Yūrei
... Ubume A mother ghost who died in childbirth, or died leaving young children behind ... This yūrei returns to care for her children, often bringing them sweets ... Zashiki-warashi The ghosts of children, often mischievous rather than dangerous ...
Marriage - Sex and Procreation
... Historically, and still in many countries, children born outside of marriage suffered severe social stigma and discrimination ... In England and Wales, such children were known as bastards and whoresons ... Children born outside marriage have become more common, and in some countries, the majority ...

Famous quotes containing the word children:

    There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)

    For he purrs in thankfulness, when God tell him he’s a good Cat.
    For he is an instrument for the children to learn benevolence upon.
    Christopher Smart (1722–1771)

    I call the years when our children are between six and twelve the “golden years,” not because everything’s perfect . . . but because the kids are capable and independent. . . . They’re becoming fascinating human beings who continually astound us and make us laugh. And they build our self-esteem. They still adore us for the most part, not yet having reached that age of thinking everything we do is dumb, old-fashioned and irrelevant.
    Vicki Lansky (20th century)