Do the words "child" and "kid" imply a paternity (or maternity) relationship, just like "son" or "daughter"?
- If true, how can I refer to a child without implying paternity? Example: if Anne is a kindergarten teacher and I want to refer to the "children" in her class without implying maternity, would the expression "Anne's children" be ambiguous? What should I use instead?
- If false, how can I refer to someone's son or daugther and imply young age (without using "young son" of course :) ) ?
I'd appreciate answers that cover different English uses, both by geographic area and by social/cultural implications.