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    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 19th Sep 16, 1:33 PM
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    "Small" children
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    • 19th Sep 16, 1:33 PM
    "Small" children 19th Sep 16 at 1:33 PM
    When do people stop referring to children as small? What I mean is when my ex left me, we had two small children as they were 2 and 0.

    They are now 7 and 5 and although life is hard, they have gotten to ages where we can all have fun together (with the odd argument granted) and life is easier (no packing the entire house and pushchairs now for a day out), but am I still considered to have small children? When do they become "big" children?
    Pink Sproglettes born 2008 and 2010
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    • Lunar Eclipse
    • By Lunar Eclipse 22nd Sep 16, 5:26 PM
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    Well, this is interesting because if someone mentioned 'small children' to me, I would assume they were describing children who were physically small in size and not young in age. I've honestly never heard it being used to mean 'young children'.

    For me, young children means toddler to about the age of 6 possibly 7. Then they are simply 'children', 'teenagers/adolescents' and then adults or dependent (older) children/offspring.
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 22nd Sep 16, 5:31 PM
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    I'd say;

    babies -> toddlers -> children -> teenagers -> adults
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