Letters: Teenagers are children and grief knows no age limits


In reference to the letter from Judy Roberts on Page 4, Friday, March 9.

What do you mean? Don’t call teenagers children. It appeals to emotionalism.

They are children. Any time parents lose children they grieve whether their children are young, teenagers or adults.

Betty Skousen

Camp Verde


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dcmaccabees 1 year, 1 month ago

From the Oxford Dictionary:

"Child (noun) plural: children

A young human being below the age of puberty"


The_Uppity_Peasant 1 year, 1 month ago

For the majority of human history adulthood was entered around puberty. Girls became wives and mothers (usually marrying men much older than them who were already established), boys went to train in the military and/or working alongside their elders, even just a few generations ago this was the still the way things were.