Biologically, a child (plural: children) is a human beingbetween the stages of birth and puberty. 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 (such as sons and daughters of any age) 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".
There are many social issues that affect children, such as childhood education , bullying, child poverty , dysfunctional families, child labor, hunger, and child homelessness. Children can be raised by parents, by fosterers, guardians or partially raised in a day care center.