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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{#invoke:redirect hatnote|redirect}} {{#invoke:Pp-move-indef|main}} {{#invoke:Sidebar|sidebar}} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Biologically, a child (plural: children) is a human between the stages of birth and puberty.<ref name="Child">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="Child 2">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The legal definition of child generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority.<ref name=Child />

Child may also describe a relationship with a parent (such as sons and daughters of any age)<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> 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".<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

There are many social issues that affect children, such as childhood education, bullying, child poverty, dysfunctional families and in developing countries, hunger. Children can be raised by parents, in a foster care or similar supervised arrangement, guardians or partially raised in a day care center.
Child sections
Intro   Legal, biological, and social definitions   Social development  Age of responsibility  Child mortality  Education  Attitudes toward children  Gallery   See also    References    External links   

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