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    Quote Originally Posted by ICanDream View Post
    I detest the term little man too, we don't call girls little women so why are boys little men, they're children or God forbid kids!
    I call my DS little man, I don't have a DD but we all call my nieces 'Little Miss' sometimes. For us it's a term of endearment, just like how we call DS sweetheart or munchkin...(or even worse I sometimes join them together and call him Sweetie Pie Munchkin Chops )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenmum View Post
    I call my DS little man, I don't have a DD but we all call my nieces 'Little Miss' sometimes. For us it's a term of endearment, just like how we call DS sweetheart or munchkin...(or even worse I sometimes join them together and call him Sweetie Pie Munchkin Chops )
    I would never say anything to a person but I just don't understand little man, I don't see it as a term of endearment, but that's just me, it's like the term "love" or "darl" to an adult, can't stand it. I don't like little miss either as when my mum called me that usually I was in trouble for acting like a little miss! Each to their own of course, my kids have some weird nicknames that I'm sure people cringe at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    I would have never in a million years known kid was an offensive/annoying term but for Bubhub. Another one I will file in my giant 'only on BH' folder
    I am a teacher, & it is really frowned upon these days to refer to children as 'kids'. They are children,students, my class, grade 1, etc, but not 'kids'. In fact, at uni, if a pre-service teacher ever referred to them as 'kids', they were immediately pulled up on it by the lecturer/ tutor.

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    yeah but that's in a professional context. i wouldn't have thought its frowned upon to refer to one's own spawn as "kids"

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    I don't care if anyone else's uses kids but I don't, I've always thought it sounded off. I imagined I was the only one who thought so!

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    Default Referring to little girls as b**ch

    I collectively refer to my DSSs and DD as 'the kids'. It seems so formal to call them 'the children'.

    We all know that kid technically means a baby goat however in slang English it means a child. Ironically if we want to get technical b!tch means a female dog which I wouldn't find offensive (I love dogs!) if it weren't for the fact that in slang English it means something quite different.

    Of course context and tone of voice are also important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    yeah but that's in a professional context. i wouldn't have thought its frowned upon to refer to one's own spawn as "kids"
    Maybe we should start calling them 'spawn' instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeeeesecake View Post
    I am a teacher, & it is really frowned upon these days to refer to children as 'kids'. They are children,students, my class, grade 1, etc, but not 'kids'. In fact, at uni, if a pre-service teacher ever referred to them as 'kids', they were immediately pulled up on it by the lecturer/ tutor.
    I'm a teacher and I call them kids all the time. Even the high school kids. 😳

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    Quote Originally Posted by BettyW View Post
    I'm a teacher and I call them kids all the time. Even the high school kids. 😳
    I always refer to the 'kids in my class' as a teacher.
    I do not see a problem with using 'kids'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blessedwith3boys View Post
    I don't like it either. Something else that annoys me is referring to a child as a kid. Eg "I have to go pick up my kid" rather than "I have to go and pick up my daughter". A girlfriend of a friend of ours used to refer to her daughter as kid all the time, it always sounded as though her daughter was an inconvenience.
    I think I see where you are coming from, as a parent of one child myself.
    Why would you need to use the term 'kid' when you are referring to your son or daughter? It seems impersonal.

    I usually refer to DS as my boy, my little boy, or my son.

    I don't have any issue with the use of 'kids' for multiple children.

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