Outline of children

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Biologically, a child (plural: children) is generally a human between the stages of birth and puberty. Some definitions include the unborn (termed fetus).[1] 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 or 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."[2]

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to children:

Child rearing and family[edit]

Child education[edit]

Child abuse[edit]

Child psychology[edit]

Growth and development[edit]

Society and children[edit]

Social law and children[edit]

History of children in society[edit]

Children and literature and the arts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ See Shorter Oxford English Dictionary 397 (6th ed. 2007), which's first definition is "A fetus; an infant;...". See also ‘The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary: Complete Text Reproduced Micrographically’, Vol. I (Oxford University Press, Oxford 1971): 396, which defines it as: ‘The unborn or newly born human being; foetus, infant’.
  2. ^ "American Heritage Dictionary". 2007-12-07.