Dear Ilites, I was teaching my second Daughter few months ago the animal kingdom. There it was mentioned for Goat its Kid. thens She asked me "amma why are you saying 'My kids to aunty?' here the baby goat is called kid okya" I was stunned and my thought immediately was to share this with you all. But then I stopped myself from proclaiming it to all and started practising it myself. Its working very well. I feel that I give respect to them whenever i say Children. We often say KIDS instead of children. May be we think its a fancy way like mom & pop. But the real meaning of kid is different. Isn't it? THINK ... Do we treat our children as animals? Just imagine if someone is calling you cow, Goat, sheep how will we react? :rant.... Oops just sharing my thought with you all thats it nothing to offend anyone or anything. "START SAYING CHILDREN" MY HUMBLE REQUEST TO YOU PARENTS.