What is children?

Some articles on children:

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 ... was called upon as a general guardian and tutelary deity of children and orphans ...
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 ...
Classifications - Yūrei
... 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 ...
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/ ...
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 are no adequate substitutes for father, mother, and children bound together in a loving commitment to nurture and protect. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, can take the place of the family in the scheme of things.
    Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913)

    Let parents then bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
    Plato (c. 427–347 B.C.)

    Mothers who have little sense of their own minds and voices are unable to imagine such capacities in their children. Not being fully aware of the power of words for communicating meaning, they expect their children to know what is on their minds without the benefit of words. These parents do not tell their children what they mean by “good” much less why. Nor do they ask the children to explain themselves.
    Mary Field Belenky (20th century)