Outline of children


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

Children – 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]

Child rearing and family


Child education


Child abuse


Child psychology


Growth and development


Society and children


Social law and children


History of children in society


Children and literature and the arts


See also


References


  1. See Shorter Oxford English Dictionary 397 (6th ed. 2007), which's the 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; fetus, infant’.
  2. "American Heritage Dictionary". 2007-12-07. Archived from the original on 2007-12-29.