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Boys and girls during childhood

Childhood is the period between birth and puberty. Childhood ends when a human being begins puberty. The state or period of being a child is called childhood. In many places, childhood ends at a fixed age of majority. The child becomes an adult, sometimes with a rite of passage. Another word for teenagers and adolescents is "youth".